A Unique Opportunity

terra20’s goal is to make it easier for everyone to live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Over the years we’ve grown a loyal and committed community of customers and vendors who together are benefiting both people and planet. Now, through a franchise program, we want to extend that reach by opening smaller, neighbourhood stores in communities across Ottawa and Canada.  

terra20 is now accepting applications for franchise opportunities in 2019.

If you are passionate about health and sustainability and want to take ownership of your career, being a terra20 franchisee might be just the opportunity for you.

The Ideal Franchisee

terra20 is interested in working with other like-minded individuals who are passionate about health and sustainability, with a drive to succeed. We want our franchisees to make their passion a reality by establishing their businesses as pillars of local communities.  Our neighbourhood stores will serve as community staples where friends and families can find healthier, more sustainable products for their homes. Our franchisees will attend local events, cultivate relationships with fellow business owners, and become familiar faces in the community.

It is important that franchisees are tuned into the wants and needs of their local communities. Here at terra20, the decisions we make on a daily basis always consider the customer experience and we want our franchisees to adopt the same approach when operating their stores.

In addition to community involvement, the ideal terra20 franchisee will embrace the role of owner and operator. Franchisees will entrench themselves in their businesses, understanding the responsibility and accountability that they have for both the successes and challenges of the franchise.  With the help of the terra20 team, the franchisee will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business including accounting, inventory control, merchandising, marketing, upkeep of the store and of course customer service. We will work together to ensure you have the tools you need to succeed!

These stores will operate at approximately 1200 square feet in size and cost $275,000 - $350,000 to open, depending on size and location.

If you have the following attributes, then we encourage you to apply for a terra20 franchise:

  • Passionate about health and sustainability
  • Engaged with issues concerning the environment
  • Customer-focused
  • Excited at the prospect of being an integrated member of your community
  • Have retail and/or business management experience
  • Motivated to succeed and understand the time, commitment and support network needed to do so
  • Have the financial means to open a franchise

Below FAQ are some common inquiries about our franchise model. If you have other questions, please just send them to franchise@gme.com
The franchise system includes owning and operating an assigned terra20 franchise, use of brand name, trademarks, operational systems and methods, and décor.
The terra20 Franchise Agreement is for 10 years and features a renewable option for 10 additional years.
The royalty payment is 7% of gross sales, payable weekly. You must use the POS system we designate, and have internet access at your store location.
The cost of a franchise is $25,000 payable upon signing the Franchise Agreement.
The cost of opening a terra20 store varies by location and size, with an estimated value of $275-$350,000. A more accurate assessment will be available as part of the financial disclosure documentation.
We offer assistance from seasoned commercial real estate professionals who can assist in finalizing your ideal site. We can provide guidance on the lease documentation but we do not serve as legal counsel or in any other professional capacity.
The success of your store is paramount. As the terra20 franchise model expands, we will make every effort to ensure that each location is supported by conditions that consider population density, geographical proximity, traffic and competitive presence, among other factors.
As part of the franchise fee, terra20 offers an online training program designed to fast track your knowledge and guide you on your journey to success. Workshops will include sessions on business management, marketing and community outreach, as well as product knowledge. We also welcome and encourage you to train in-store where possible prior to opening your location. Travel, lodging, and food, are the responsibility of the individual franchisee. Ongoing support after opening is provided to assist our franchisees.
We are looking for people who are passionate about health and sustainability; while industry experience would be helpful, other valuable experience includes running a business, working with employees and customers, managing cash, and generating financial statements. terra20 offers a complete training program, detailed operations manuals, ans well as field operational staff who can help you understand your new business and provide ongoing support.


*terra20 is now accepting franchise opportunities for 2019. Candidates will be assessed based on a set of criteria and only contacted if they meet this criteria.