Weirdos • Beardos • Butchers

Ethically raised

What We Do
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Ethically Raised

Local

Sustainable

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OUR MISSION

At The Meat Department, we strongly believe in supporting our local, sustainable, farming communities who not only produce the best available products, but also believe in the ethical treatment of their animals during their lives.

At our shop, we will strive to always tell the truth, and always welcome questions in this ever changing market.

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" THERE IS NO LOVE SINCERER THAN THE LOVE OF FOOD "
George Bernard Shaw / Man and Superman
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OUR FRIENDS

At The Meat Department, were always on the hunt for the best tasting culinary experiences. We like to partner with brands that share our vision for great tasting sustainable products.

Murray's Farm

Salt Gourmet Foods

McClure's Pickles

Pepper North

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WEIRDOS, BEARDOS, AND BUTCHERS

We believe in a diverse array of talent and personality brings the best creative skills and ideas to the chopping block.

Cowboy

Cowboy

Butcher

After being on the run for many years hiding out as a pantomime horse in a traveling circus, Cowboy and Big Jim decided to quit it all and give up showbiz. After their storied circus career, they found a new home at The Meat Department where their knife skills and coping mechanisms will be tested on a daily bases. Come in and check these guys out. They’re Awesome!

Big Jim

Big Jim

Butcher

Shortly after the circus cannon incident Big Jim and Cowboy found themselves a nice little spot at The Meat Department. Being used to hanging around animals and carnies Big Jim was a logical if not obvious choice for the position of Head Butcher. This guy’s looks alone can cut you to the bone. When Big Jim is not gleefully working his way through an animal ( snout to tail ) you may find him perched on a pedestal of sorts banging out classic tunes on vintage skins in one of Toronto’s most reputable taverns.

Fey

Fey

Cluck-Fu Grand Master

After training for years at the Wu-Tang Temple, Fey become the undisputed master of the Cluck-Fu Chicken Fist. We are glad to have him in our ranks, if you have any philosophical questions or on a quest for a master… keep on truckin’, Fey is NOT accepting new students.

Randy

Randy

Weirdo

Well what can we say about Randy? Randy is the balance in the Force. One of the dudes who keeps everything on an even flow. You can catch Randy spitting mad lyrics to some BOMB-ASS Beats near closing time if your on point. Mad Flow. Word.

Jose

Jose

Weirdo

After a freak salsa dancing incident, Jose had to hang up his glitter vest and tight paints and pour his heart into something just as meaningful. Today, Jose runs the counter at our flag ship shop on Danforth. He still has the flair and temperament of an Olympic Ballroom Dancer, but man can this guy move.

Tariq

Tariq

Manager

A loveable curmudgeon who helms the block at our Roncy shop. His love of butchery is only matched by his insatiable appetite for “Big C’Hoons”. He likes it loud and so do the rest of the guys. If at first you walk into the shop and the music makes you squint, you know you are in the right spot.

Brando

Brando

Weirdo / Beardo

We are not sure what this guy does exactly. He just showed up one day and started talking about food. He hasn’t shut-up since. He seems to know a lot of people in the neighbourhood and he’s nice to old ladies. So we let him stay.

Cowboy

Cowboy

Butcher

After being on the run for many years hiding out as a pantomime horse in a traveling circus, Cowboy and Big Jim decided to quit it all and give up showbiz. After their storied circus career, they found a new home at The Meat Department where their knife skills and coping mechanisms will be tested on a daily bases. Come in and check these guys out. They’re Awesome!

Big Jim

Big Jim

Butcher

Shortly after the circus cannon incident Big Jim and Cowboy found themselves a nice little spot at The Meat Department. Being used to hanging around animals and carnies Big Jim was a logical if not obvious choice for the position of Head Butcher. This guy’s looks alone can cut you to the bone. When Big Jim is not gleefully working his way through an animal ( snout to tail ) you may find him perched on a pedestal of sorts banging out classic tunes on vintage skins in one of Toronto’s most reputable taverns.

Fey

Fey

Cluck-Fu Grand Master

After training for years at the Wu-Tang Temple, Fey become the undisputed master of the Cluck-Fu Chicken Fist. We are glad to have him in our ranks, if you have any philosophical questions or on a quest for a master… keep on truckin’, Fey is NOT accepting new students.

Randy

Randy

Weirdo

Well what can we say about Randy? Randy is the balance in the Force. One of the dudes who keeps everything on an even flow. You can catch Randy spitting mad lyrics to some BOMB-ASS Beats near closing time if your on point. Mad Flow. Word.

Jose

Jose

Weirdo

After a freak salsa dancing incident, Jose had to hang up his glitter vest and tight paints and pour his heart into something just as meaningful. Today, Jose runs the counter at our flag ship shop on Danforth. He still has the flair and temperament of an Olympic Ballroom Dancer, but man can this guy move.

Tariq

Tariq

Manager

A loveable curmudgeon who helms the block at our Roncy shop. His love of butchery is only matched by his insatiable appetite for “Big C’Hoons”. He likes it loud and so do the rest of the guys. If at first you walk into the shop and the music makes you squint, you know you are in the right spot.

Brando

Brando

Weirdo / Beardo

We are not sure what this guy does exactly. He just showed up one day and started talking about food. He hasn’t shut-up since. He seems to know a lot of people in the neighbourhood and he’s nice to old ladies. So we let him stay.

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