Indeed, the fast-moving cannabis industry is giving the former home of Heinz’s ketchup plant new life, and its moniker of “Tomato Capital of Canada” a run for its money.
Paterson stresses that becoming the “Cannabis Capital of Canada” has not been something the town has actively sought after.
“I think Leamington will always be known as the ‘Tomato Capital of Canada.’ Whether it’s field tomatoes or tomatoes coming out of greenhouses, we still produce tons of tomatoes,” Paterson said.
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