Rui Gomes

Rui Gomes
Butcher & Grocer

Born in Odivelas.
Based in Toronto.

About 90 per cent of my staff is Portuguese. Our clientele is Portuguese and we need [our staff] to speak Portuguese… [The clients] are able to ask for whatever product without any problem and everyone understands them – Rui Gomes.

Rui Gomes is one of multiple Portuguese butchers, grocers, and grilled meats merchant serving the Lusophone communities in Toronto since he first opened his business in 1991. He is also one the tens of thousands of Portuguese who started as an undocumented immigrant in Canada and was later able to successfully establish himself.


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