Galati Brothers

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Galati Brothers Supermarkets was a family owned and run Italian grocery store chain in the Toronto area. Founded in 1958 by Tony Galati & Frank Galati, the stores were smaller than traditional supermarkets and carried many Italian items. Most of the stores were located in areas where there was a large number of Italian-Canadians. Some stores have been branded separately as Galati Market Fresh. Galati Brothers Supermarkets came to a close when then its final store (2592 Finch Avenue West) was sold upon the retirement of Tony Galati. Galati Market Fresh is still running in North York, on Leslie Street by Frank Galati's two children Robert and Grace Galati.


  • 5845 Leslie Street south of Steeles - now Galati Market Fresh
  • 4734 Jane Street, North York - near Steeles Avenue West - now Galati Market Fresh - closed and became a Chinese supermarket
  • 666 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Etobicoke - between Hwy 427 & Dixie Rd. - this former Galati Market Fresh store is closed, now Shoppers Drug Mart

Former stores[edit]

  • 2 Bradstock Road, Toronto, Ontario - sold, Dollar Tree
  • 2592 Jane Street, North York - sold
  • Warden and Sheppard - sold
  • Kipling north of Rexdale - sold to Ontario Farms re-opened as a Giant Tiger
  • 2300 Finch Avenue West, North York at Finch Weston Centre - sold (no longer a supermarket)
  • 2592 Finch Avenue West, North York - sold and now Oriental Food Mart
  • 415 The Westway, Etobicoke - sold to Ontario Farms
  • 1105 Wilson Avenue at Keele Street - briefly as Galati Market Fresh, sold and now a Chinese supermarket

See also[edit]