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Canadian Life Science and Technology Park, Allyant, and IPS-Integrated Project Services, ULC Announce Strategic Partnership for Development of a Life Science, Healthcare, and Technology Park in Georgina

In the initial phase, this collaborative effort will begin with the development and site master planning of a 56-acre site in Georgina, Ontario, situated within the Keswick Business Park. This park aims to serve a wide array of sectors, attracting tenants and clients from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, bioprocessing, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMOs), warehousing, healthcare, academia, digital and technology sectors, and other related fields.
Action Plan

York Region thrives as business hub where talent and opportunity intersect

“Identifying challenges in the business community and taking action to overcome them is the backbone of the 2024 to 2027 Economic Development Action Plan,” said City of Richmond Hill Regional Councillor Joe DiPaola, Chair of the Region’s Planning and Economic Development. “The 2024 to 2027 Action Plan builds on important work already underway to complement our partners’ efforts and drive economic prosperity together.”
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York Region creates new plan to boost business, economy, workforce

York Region business and research leaders are welcoming a new strategy to help develop the regional economy and businesses.
Top Growing Companies of 2023

19 York Region-based companies make Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies 2023

There were 19 York Region-based business to make the list.
Keswick Business Park

Town of Georgina business park offers a rare location opportunity at the top of the GTA

More than half of Keswick Business Park’s 500 acres have already been snapped up by industrial, high-tech developers
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Vaughan headquartered Kontrol Technologies selected for multi-year emission monitoring solution

“As part of our ongoing focus on organic growth and expanding our high margin business we will continue to target large, new infrastructure opportunities where our solutions can drive recurring revenues,” continues Ghezzi.
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York University’s new Markham campus marks ‘topping out’ milestone with ceremony

Markham mayor Frank Scarpitti congratulated on York University for this latest milestone, “The new campus will complement our growing downtown with its beautifully designed architecture and inviting entrance. We look forward to the official opening in 2024.”
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Vaughan-based Empire Communities acquires ERTH, appoints Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation

“As we move into our 30th year of homebuilding, we believe that the diversification of our business into more innovation-driven initiatives will continue to position Empire as the builder of choice for homebuyers across North America, says Andrew and Dan Guizzetti, co-CEOs of Empire Communities.
Construct Cohort 1

Construct, a social enterprise by Blue Door, welcomes first cohort at new training centre in Aurora

“There are a lot of employment programs out there, but many are streamlining people into precarious work or employment that pays a minimum wage, but not necessarily a living wage,” explained Emily Rowe, Construct’s senior manager, social enterprise.
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Is Your Business Protected From Cyber Threats? Simple Tips From ESET During Cybersecurity Month

Earlier this year, Telus conducted a study on ransomware attacks with a staggering finding that 83% of Canadian businesses surveyed reported attempted attacks and 64% indicated they had experienced one. Read these useful digital security tips from ESET’s Chief Security Evangelist, Tony Anscombe in our latest #YRtech Blog in support of Canada’s Cybersecurity Month.
The Brick in Richmond Hill

The Brick Commercial Division Opens New Flagship Commercial Design Centre in Richmond Hill

The 16,000 square foot centre boasts creatively inspired vignettes, enabling customers to visualize the product selection in a more natural setting. Customers can select from a range of premium products from luxury brands such as Miele, Monogram, Fisher & Paykel, JennAir, Wolf / Subzero, Thermador and many more, with an immersive experience provided for each brand.
Rendering of new Lobal Distribution Facility in East Gwillimbury

Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust and Loblaw Companies Limited Announce Industrial Development in East Gwillimbury

Loblaw intends to build a 1.2 million square foot, automated, multi-temperature industrial facility on part of the Property to add capacity and create new capabilities for the retailer.
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2021 Year In Review // York Region Economic Development

On behalf of York Region Economic Strategy, I am pleased to present the 2021 Economic
Development Year in Review. This is an overview of economic development activities undertaken this past year, highlights of business news from across the Region, and important economic indicators showing the strength and resilience of our business community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Federal Government Announces New Targeted COVID-19 Business Support

The Government of Canada has confirmed that certain existing income and business support programs will end on October 23, 2021, as previously announced. This includes the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.
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Growatt Partners With Markham Headquartered Microgreen Solar to Expand Market Reach in Canada

Adding the Growatt product line to Microgreen’s products and full solar kits deepens our product offering and brings us into the grid-tie market at a time when government incentives are accelerating solar+storage uptake across Canada. We are excited to bring our customers a wider selection of products at a time of increasing consumer demand
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Markham Headquartered Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Builds a New Partnership with Epcon Franchising Through BuildTopia

Existing and future Epcon franchisees can use BuildTopia to help streamline their homebuilding companies. With implementation and setup support from Constellation, all participating Epcon franchisees will have BuildTopia at their fingertips to adopt, making it easier for them to navigate their intricate vendor relationships and purchasing schedule, using BuildTopia’s easy scheduling, estimating, and purchasing metrics.
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York Region Continues to Grow Upwards – There are Over 48 Construction Cranes Across the Region, 2nd Only to Toronto in the GTA

UrbanToronto holds within it an amazing, up-to-date, photographic catalogue of construction sites, crowdsourced through the efforts of our many contributing members… so the first question was, could we find all 208 cranes that RLB counted in reasonably current photos of cranes posted to our Buildings threads, covering construction sites in Toronto and across the Greater Toronto Area?