High park brewery supports local businesses and community
As Southern Ontario’s only certified B Corporation brewery, High Park Brewery in Toronto has always made giving back an integral part of their company. Celebrating their fifth year of business, High Park’s dedication to their community is noteworthy, and they’re proud to help out even in these uncertain times.
As a certified BCorp, High Park must meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. It took two years for High Park to obtain certification, and this commitment includes donating two per cent of gross sales to worthy causes annually.
High Park hosts regular events and fundraisers, and supports numerous local charitable programs. They annually participate in The Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer and last year their Cycl’hops Team raised more than $50,000, with all proceeds going to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
With COVID-19, High Park launched an online store with safe pick-up and free Toronto delivery, so customers can still enjoy delicious craft beer during this time. For every can sold of their newest product, “Seeds of Change” Sparkling Australian Ale, two trees are planted through the Intrepid Foundation global reforestation program.
In April, High Park launched a new initiative with Ontario farmers to provide a weekly pickup point for fresh local products. The online Farmer’s Market allows customers to select from a variety of locally produced vegetables, meats and other craft goodies, and then pick up their pre-packaged orders directly from the Brewery. This is truly farm to table!
Even during COVID-19, giving back is important to High Park, and supporting local is just one way to help both local businesses and the wider community thrive during these times.