Cook up something special in Toronto

If you're on the hunt for an affordable way to dive into Toronto's epic food scene, you've landed in the perfect spot. Right here at CloudKitchen's commissary kitchen, you can fire up your very own online-only restaurant in weeks. Get ready to make your mark in Toronto's culinary landscape without draining your wallet.

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Why commissary kitchens in Toronto?

With over 2.6 million residents, Toronto has a thriving food industry that is always looking for fresh and unique dining options.




Open a dark kitchen in as little as 6 weeks with less capital, and leverage our proven model for delivery.


A team to

support you

We handle the logistics and fulfillment to make sure your orders are delivered with more accuracy, in less time.


New customers at

your fingertips

Our dark kitchens are located in densely populated areas with the highest volumes of delivery orders, so you can reach more customers online.


Manage orders on

one tablet

Streamline your virtual restaurant's online ordering and delivery platform orders from one single tablet. Our technology integrates all your delivery apps in one place, allowing you to focus on the food.


Build multiple food


Maximize your order volume by running multiple brands and cuisines out of a single dark kitchen.


Lower costs, higher


When your labor, real estate costs, overhead, and cost of goods go down, your profits go up.

Commissary kitchens in Toronto

Commissary kitchens in Toronto

Tired of the high costs and hassles of building a traditional restaurant or renovating an existing space? Toronto's food scene is evolving, and delivery cuisine is the new frontier. Say goodbye to the old ways and say hello to CloudKitchens—a game-changer that can have your online-only restaurant ready to serve in weeks.

Make your grand entrance onto Toronto's thriving culinary stage without breaking the bank. Lower operational costs, reduced risk, an accelerated timeline, and an affordable initial investment come together to offer substantial profit potential (not to mention a stress-free setup process). Reach popular neighborhoods like the Distillery District, King West, and Yorkville from your ghost kitchen space. At CloudKitchens, we're passionate about empowering up-and-coming chefs and visionary entrepreneurs. So, leave the logistics and kitchen space to us while you focus on creating culinary masterpieces and building your brand.

Establish your Toronto commissary kitchen and launch your food business to serve the most popular neighborhoods such as King West, Queen West, The Annex, and Liberty Village.

But that's not all! Your CloudKitchen comes fully equipped and features our exclusive delivery solutions software. Easily manage and streamline your orders into a single, efficient queue. Let us help you share your amazing food with Toronto's discerning taste buds.

Dark kitchens versus traditional restaurants

Real estate

Brick & mortar


High cost, high traffic address

Ghost Kitchens


Same area, low cost low traffic address

Staff required (~)

Brick & mortar


Many dedicated to front-of-house

Ghost Kitchens


We provide staff to handle all order handoffs and more

Weeks to launch 1 location

Brick & mortar


10 locations 5-10 years

Ghost Kitchens


Multiple locations 1 year

Upfront investment

Brick & mortar


High investment

Ghost Kitchens


Low investment

Break even

Brick & mortar


10% profit on 1M run rate

Ghost Kitchens


10% profit on 1M run rate

Kitchen Specs

All you need and more under the hood

We offer kitchens for modern-day chefs and help get you set up with specialized equipment and minimal fuss.


  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage


  • Order pickup & processing*
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff
  • Delivery software
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor


  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections
  • Grease/trap cleaning
  • Hood/flue cleaning
  • Pest control


Questions?We are here to help.

What's required to open a new restaurant in Toronto?

Opening a new restaurant in Toronto involves various prerequisites that depend on factors such as the restaurant's location, size, cuisine type, and target clientele.

Regardless of these factors, there are several essential processes that must be completed:

- Obtain a business license from the City of Toronto's Municipal Licensing and Standards Division.

- Obtain a food handler's certificate from Toronto Public Health, which requires completing a food safety training program.

- Comply with zoning regulations and obtain any necessary permits from the City of Toronto's Zoning and Building Departments.

- Ensure compliance with the Ontario Fire Code and obtain a fire safety inspection from the Toronto Fire Services.

- Obtain viable liability insurance to protect your business and customers.

Each food service establishment in Toronto will have its own unique set of permits, inspections, legal obligations, and operational procedures. It is important to consult with the appropriate city departments and agencies to ensure compliance with all necessary requirements.

What are the most popular areas of Toronto to deliver food?

The city of Toronto offers a diverse range of neighborhoods that are popular for food delivery. Here are some notable areas known for their popularity in food delivery:

- Downtown Toronto: As the heart of the city, downtown Toronto is a bustling area with a high demand for food delivery. It is home to numerous office buildings, residential towers, and tourist attractions, making it a prime location for food delivery services.

- Yonge and Eglinton: Located in midtown Toronto, the Yonge and Eglinton area is known for its vibrant dining scene. With a mix of trendy restaurants, cafes, and quick-service eateries, it attracts a large number of residents and professionals who often opt for food delivery.

- Queen West: Queen Street West is a vibrant and eclectic neighborhood known for its artistic flair and unique dining options. This area is popular among young professionals, artists, and tourists, creating a high demand for food delivery services.

- Liberty Village: Situated just west of downtown Toronto, Liberty Village is a thriving community with a mix of residential and commercial spaces. The area is known for its tech companies, creative offices, and a growing population, making it a popular spot for food delivery.

- Kensington Market: Kensington Market is a vibrant and multicultural neighborhood renowned for its diverse range of cuisines. With an array of international restaurants, specialty food shops, and street food vendors, it is a favorite destination for food lovers and attracts a significant demand for food delivery.

It's important to note that the popularity of food delivery areas may vary based on factors such as time of day, local events, and specific customer preferences. These areas, however, have consistently demonstrated a strong demand for food delivery services in Toronto.

What is the difference between a ghost kitchen vs. dark kitchen?

There is no practical difference between a ghost kitchen (also known as a virtual kitchen) and a dark kitchen. They’re interchangeable terms for delivery-based commercial kitchens.

Are commissary kitchens profitable?

Thanks to their comparatively low overhead, commissary kitchens have the potential to turn an incredible profit. A commissary kitchen’s profitability depends on several factors, like the location, branding, and operating systems at play.

How does a commissary kitchen help your existing restaurant grow?

Operating a commissary kitchen concept and business model allows restaurant owners to serve a wider clientele while minimizing overhead. Commissary kitchens also give you the flexibility to try out new menus or even new restaurants, all within one kitchen space.

How much do commissary kitchens cost?

The cost of opening and operating a commissary kitchen will vary. When you work with CloudKitchens, you can get your ghost kitchen up and running with an investment as low as $30k (compared to the average $1 million for a brick-and-mortar, traditional restaurant).

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