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ventureLAB initiative attracting tech firms to York Region

The semiconductor industry supports a variety of products since the semiconductors, or tiny chips, can be found in thousands of products such as computers, smartphones, appliances, gaming hardware and medical equipment like ventilators. This has been an important initiative through the pandemic given the global shortage of supplies, the region stated.
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Ontario advancing contract for Yonge North Subway Extension

The Advance Tunnel Contract includes designing the tunnels and building the launch and extraction shafts that will be used for the tunnel boring machines. It also includes the design and construction of headwalls for stations and emergency exit buildings. To deliver the new subway as quickly as possible, tunneling will begin first, followed by a separate contract to build the stations, rail and systems.
Cosmofest Saturday June 3

CosmoFEST – Canada’s premier musical instrument expo and live music festival in Richmond Hill is back

“We know that CosmoFEST is all about bringing music and the community together and we wouldn’t have it any other way. More than ever, we are grateful to perform music for the people. On June 3rd we kick off our summer touring at CosmoFEST in Richmond Hill.” — Neil Osborne, 54·40
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Aurora entrepreneur driven to propel economic growth in York Region

“I have lived in York Region for over 30 years, and have worked here for half that time. Contributing to the continual growth and success of our Region is truly important to me,” says Loo. “York Region has a phenomenal history of innovation and entrepreneurship – and it’s important that we continue to build on this…”
Vehicle with Electric Charger

Richmond Hill-based United Chargers focusing on the research, development, and manufacturing of electric vehicle charging stations

The first company charger, the Grizzl-E Level 2 EVSE, was released in June 2020 and is the most affordable and robust 10 KW EVSE for home use. It quickly became one of the most popular Level 2 Home EV Charging Stations in North America because of its rugged construction and reliable performance. We are always looking to innovate the EV Charging business with continual research and development in the field.
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ODL acquires Vaughan-based Tru Tech Doors

Tru Tech Doors, a high-performance steel and fiberglass door manufacturer, was founded by John Careri in 1998 and, on February 28, 2023, celebrated its 25th anniversary. John will join the ODL team as Executive Vice President and President of the Door Division. He will lead ODL’s door manufacturing and development efforts as the company expands throughout North America.
Tundra Twister

Canada’s Wonderland to deliver a swinging season with new 360-degree thrill ride, new family launch coaster and a full lineup of world-class events and entertainment

“We’re proud to offer such a diversity of experiences to our guests,” said Norm Pirtovshek, general manager. “Through four seasons we have more than 200 attractions at the park, rides for guests of all ages and world-class events and entertainment that can’t be missed.”
Silver Touch Technologies and Toronto Global Staff

Silver Touch Technologies lands in York Region to strengthen North American presence

Silver Touch was drawn to Canada due to its stable political and economic environment, highly skilled workforce, and modern infrastructure. Canada’s tech sector is also growing rapidly, driven by a supportive government and a thriving startup culture.
Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds set to invest in ‘massive’ film studio in Markham

“There is a … massive production studio being built — 1.2 million square feet — in Markham, Ontario. It’s being done by a gentleman who grew up in Canada and who is a star in the film industry: Ryan Reynolds. His company is building this. There are more than just a few people who have confidence in Ontario and what we’re doing.”
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Markham headquartered Netcrawler continues to expand internet services across Ontario

“This expansion represents an important milestone for our company,” said Rajinthan Rajalingam, President and CEO of Netcrawler. “With the recent buying spree by major players in the telecom industry, the last few months have been a challenging time for all independent service providers. We are fortunate that we were able to grow beyond our projections during this period.”
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Easly and ventureLAB announce new partnership to drive innovation in Canada

“Thanks to our partnership with ventureLAB, more Canadian entrepreneurs will learn how they can take advantage of government tax credits to secure a more predictable cash flow and access capital sooner,” said Alastair Nimmons, Executive Vice President at Easly.
A ribbon cutting for the new HCI MedTech Lab

ventureLAB celebrates the launch of its Hardware Catalyst MedTech Lab at Sterling Industries

The collaboration aims to bring together the knowledge and experience of individuals and organizations with a strong background in cutting edge hardware development and medical technology, in order to create an environment that will attract MedTech startups to York Region and Ontario, and ultimately benefit patients and healthcare providers alike.
Federal, Provincial, and Regional Politicians at the announcement for broadband funding.

Governments of Canada and Ontario invest over $48 million to bring high-speed internet access to more than 3,800 homes and businesses in York Region

This project is part of an existing partnership between Ontario and Canada. On July 29, 2021, the governments announced their partnership to support large-scale, fibre-based projects that will provide high-speed internet access to more than 280,000 rural and remote households across the province.
Visual Defence funding announcement at their office in Richmond Hill.

Government of Canada invests in 17 Canadian companies creating economic growth and good jobs

Visual Defence ($4 million) of Richmond Hill, Ontario – a scale-up clean technology company that is advancing an AI-enabled solution to help cities monitor road conditions in real time, increasing operational efficiency and sustainability while reducing costs.
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Aurora headquartered Environmental 360 Solutions announces closing of acquisition by BlackRock Alternatives

Mr. Ardellini, on behalf of E360S and its employees, said, “This partnership with BlackRock is a significant milestone for E360S and represents the next stage of the Company’s evolution. We now have over 1,500 dedicated employees across five provinces in Canada and over 30,000 customers.”