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We are made by Canada


What is Made by Canada? It’s the mindset that it’s not just about the ingredients that go into Dempster’s® products, it’s about the workers that get it there, the places it goes and the people who take it home. For us, the commitment and dedication of our Canadian farmers and bakers are as integral to our recipes as the Canadian wheat flour from which they are made.

With over 100 years of experience and 12 bakeries from coast to coast, we are committed to nourishing Canadians with our very best. Because it’s about more than what’s on your plate: It’s about everything it took to be made by Canada.

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Grown, harvested and milled by Canada

We know the quality of Canadian wheat. That’s why we always use Canadian wheat flour in everything we bake.


Loved by Canada

As the #1 bread brand* in Canada and leader in all major bread segments, it’s our duty to be committed to “Superior Quality Always”. Dempster's® products are proudly baked with Our Simplest Ingredients and do not contain Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate or Acetylated Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono and Di-glycerides. Because if you ask us, simpler just tastes better.
* Based on $ volume Nielsen Markettrack National BG+DR+MM L52WKS PE Nov 2 2022  

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A Dempster's associate donating several trays of bread to a food bank


Inspired by Canada

At Dempster’s®, as we grew from a small Toronto bakery to a Canadian-loved company, this great country supported us every step of the way. That’s why we’re committed to giving back to Canada in every way we can through sustainability as the first company to launch cardboard bread tags, partnerships with local food banks and so much more.

Inspired by his parents, James Dempster opens his first bakery on his own.

James Dempster was born in Glasgow, Scotland. As it turns out, both his parents were, you guessed it, bakers.


An Ideal start.

The Dempster family immigrated to Canada and opened their first bakery, Ideal Bakery in Toronto.


Like parents, like son.

Inspired by his parents, James Dempster opens his first bakery on his own. Dempster’s Staff of Life Bakery was a one man operation which laid the foundation for the Dempster’s® brand we all enjoy today.


A new generation.

James Dempster’s sons James Jr. and Nelson find similar interest in the baking business and take over operations from their dad.


The tradition continues.

Dempster’s® was purchased by Canada Bread. Together, they continued the tradition of baking great bread for Canadians from coast-to-coast.