Sad news from Toronto a few weeks back that I’ve just heard now. Sid Starkman, the past President of the Chicago 58 provisions company, has passed away after a battle with Cancer.
He died on December 29th.
If you’re a deli lover in Toronto, it’s impossible to even state the place that Chicago 58′s meats have in your life. I grew up eating their salamis, their corned beef, their pickled tongue. It is a family run, family owned deli company, and that’s sadly rare in this day and age. Sid will be missed.
Online donations in his honor can be made to the Sid Starkman Memorial Fund
or c/o The Benjamin Foundation
3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto
M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324