The company proposed to convert an abandoned Canadian General Electric plant in Scarborough, Ontario into a store, but Scarborough City Council voted against the project in 1985 and that decision was upheld by the Ontario Municipal Board in 1987.
In 1988, the Ontario Labor Relations Board found that Knob Hill Farms had acted improperly two years earlier when it fired 14 employees who were trying to organize workers in Oshawa under the United Food and Commercial Workers union.
It had spurs for both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railway lines running right to the store.
The walkway featured streetlights that looked liked a promenade or a walkway.
In August 2000, Stavro announced that all stores would close.
In 1971, Knob Hill Farms expanded into Pickering with its second terminal.
A third location — the first within Toronto, at Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West on the site previously occupied by a National Cash Register (NCR) plant — followed in 1975.
The site was an industrial building dating back to the 1930s which was used for the construction and assembly of airplanes (de Havilland Mosquito) by Massey Harris during World War II.
Features around the supermarket included a man-made waterfall with three structures to the northwest side which stopped running after its closing. The area was about 250 to 300m (800 to 1,000 ft) from south to north and about 50 m (150 ft) from west to east, with an extra 50 m to the northern part featuring parking lots and another 50 m with shipping sectors.
Construction was delayed repeatedly, resulting in penalties of about .4 million paid to the City of Cambridge.
The 31,500 square-metre store finally opened in August 1991.
The Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario government approved a 12-acre (49,000 m) site in 1982 for the seventh Knob Hill Farms terminal, this one at Weston Road and Highway 401 in the Weston community of Toronto.