Amazon’s interest in Toronto region the start of big things to come

Last month, the Toronto Region learned it had made Amazon’s shortlist of 20 potential candidates to host its second North American headquarters. We are honoured to have been included in this esteemed group of incredible cities — even more so as Canada’s representative on the list.

This is an unmistakable sign that our region is regarded as one of the best destinations in North America for investment and expansion. The Amazons of the world are taking note, and we believe it’s the start of big things to come for our region.

It took the support of all three levels of government to put together competitive bids and we are indebted to both the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada for their support.

Since we submitted our collective bid, the interest in the Toronto Region as a place to set up shop has never been stronger. And no wonder. With world-class, affordable talent; a booming tech sector; the highest rate of post-secondary graduates in the OECD; and a population of 6.5 million that speaks more than 180 languages and dialects, the Toronto Region has all the ingredients to be one of the best cities in the world in which to live and work.

Read the full story at thestar.com.

Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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