GREATER TORONTO TECH #’S – $52-BILLION ANNUAL REVENUE; 168,000 EMPLOYEES; 15,000 COMPANIES

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TORONTO is no slouch when it comes to the tech scene.  In fact this city is now #3 in North America, behind only Silicon Valley and New York City.  Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Kik, Shopify and HootSuite – all well-known – have offices in the GTA. Start-ups, Up-starts and Started-up firms have plenty of co-working spaces to choose from in TORONTO, including BrightLane, WorkPlaceOne, the MaRS Discovery District & Ryerson University’s DMZ.

A view of the Waterfront Innovation Centre looking southeast from Queens Quay Blvd. East <Menkes Developments Ltd.; CNW Group/Waterfront Toronto>

  A diverse population, multiple languages spoken, some of Canada’s top universities, a young educated workforce (57% under the age of 45), and schools such as BrainStation help prepare students for careers in development, design, digital marketing and other tech areas.

Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI), under construction on Gerrard St. E., will be a research, incubation & commercialization hub focused on solutions to urban infrastructure issues. CUI will feature 40,000 square feet of space for faculty and students researching alternative energy, water management, food production and data analytics. Architects – Moriyama & Teshima

TORONTO is very much in the tech business.