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The year was 1904, and Giuseppe Toppazzini made the decision to leave Italy seeking opportunity across the sea in Canada. He brought his family and everything he owned…including his family's secret Italian bread recipe.
That recipe would prove to be his meal ticket, as the Toppazzini Bakery he opened in Ontario's Little Italy had a big impact on its customers and on the community at large. Giuseppe was able to pass the family bakery down to his son Bruce, who, in turn, passed it along to his son, Ron.
Fast-forward to the 1970's and the increasing presence of chain grocery stores, which made it increasingly difficult for specialty food shops to survive. In response, Ron changed gears and began experimenting with pizza recipes, each using his family's famous Italian bread as a base.
In 1982, Ron founded "Mr. Topper's Pizza." Despite its mid-recession launch, Mr. Topper's Pizza was an instant success, enabling Ron to begin his corporate expansion just two years later. Enlisting his sons, Keith and Kelly Toppazzini (then university students) as managers, they expanded the chain to 9 locations by 1985 and also shortened the name to Topper's Pizza, as it is still known today.
The rest, as they say, is history. Four generations and many locations later, the Toppazzini legacy is still going strong, giving you the ability to enjoy our Amazingly Delicious™ pizza whenever and wherever you like