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Jonathan Wheatle presents to York Regional Council

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.
York Region transit bus on Davis Dr.

All-in-one transit fare coming to York Region this month

“Simplifying fare payments with the new One Fare Program puts travellers’ experience first and makes our collective transit systems even more convenient, reliable and affordable,” Emmerson said. “One Fare removes boundaries and barriers to travelling across different municipalities, allows for more convenient access and supports our growing communities.”
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Vaughan headquartered Drone Delivery Canada receives approval for BVLOS flights and dangerous goods transportation on its dronecare commercial project

The approvals from Transport Canada mark a significant milestone for DDC and signifies the government’s recognition of the Company’s cutting-edge technology, rigorous safety standards, and commitment to advancing the field of drone logistics.
Drone Delivery Canada canary drone

Vaughan headquartered Drone Delivery Canada completes first milestone of the canary contract wit the Department of National Defence

The completion of the first milestone of the project involved nine test objectives pursuant to which the Company completed a total of 145 flights with an overall flight distance of almost 800km.
OVIN demonstration zone challenges launched

Smart mobility innovators here’s your chance! OVIN Demonstration Zone challenges launch in Markham and Vaughan

It is no secret that the way people and goods move is changing. From the transition to hybrid or fully-electric cars to better the environment or drone delivery to support hospital capacity, there is no shortage of examples of ways innovation is propelling sustainability in our communities and moving us forward.

Vaughan headquartered Drone Delivery Canada completes first U.S. demonstration with West Michigan Drone Delivery MMFP pilot project

DDC flew its Sparrow RPA and Workhorse Aero flew its Horsefly RPA to successfully demonstrate the delivery of medical products and handoff to Caduceus Medical Logistics in Holland, Michigan.
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.
distribution logistics warehouse; male worker pulling a dolly with boxes

Legacy Supply Chain announces omni-channel and eCommerce fulfillment expansion in Vaughan

This new facility, Legacy’s fourth in the GTA, is part of Legacy’s US and Canada fulfillment network, with additional locations in the Indianapolis, IN, and Reno, NV markets. This integrated network enables omni-channel brands to deliver products to end consumers faster and more affordably with connected technology and customer service platforms.
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
Drone Delivery Drone outside a hospital

Vaughan headquartered Drone Delivery Canada receives approval for BVLOS flights and dangerous goods transportation on its care by air commercial project

The Care by Air project is the Company’s longest commercial route to date at 13.4km and involves the transportation of medical radioisotopes by drone and is the first of its kind within Canada.
Demetic robotic system

Vaughan headquartered Noble launches industry’s first AutoStore warehouse automation system, featuring autonomous robots that will revolutionize order picking and customer service excellence

As the leading trade supplier in Plumbing, HVAC, Industrial, and Fire Protection in Ontario, Noble announced today AutoStore – a fully-automated warehouse solution operated by autonomous robots that will redefine inventory management, order processing operations and service excellence. Noble is the…
Yonge North Subway Extension Map

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.
Drone Delivery Canada Condor drone parked

Vaughan headquartered Drone Delivery Canada awarded first contract for its heavy-lift Condor drone from the government of Canada

The Contract, with a value up to approximately $1.2 million is with the Canadian government’s Innovative Solutions Canada program. Under the terms of the Contract, DDC will provide Transport Canada with a Condor drone, and collaborate with Transport Canada in operating, testing and evaluating the capabilities of the Condor drone solution until December 2023.
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SHEIN Opens 170,000 sq ft. Warehouse and Office in Markham

SHEIN is a global fashion and lifestyle e-retailer committed to making the beauty of fashion accessible to all. We use on-demand manufacturing technology to connect suppliers to our agile supply chain, reducing inventory waste and enabling us to deliver a variety of affordable products to customers around the world.
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Vaughan Headquartered Drone Delivery Canada Part of Project Care by Air to Deliver Urgent Medical Cargo in Halton Region

The fully electric drone is programmed with the route so a safety pilot won’t have to do much. Up to 10 pounds of medical supplies will be loaded into the drone.

When the drone arrives at Oakville Trafalgar hospital, another landing pad awaits, the trip is 20 minutes one way.

ESET blog featuring Tony Anscombe

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.
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Major New Business Investments in York Region: Discover Who They Are Now!

These new business investments and expansions in the Region’s tech, life science, and distribution sectors are a clear indicator that York Region is a location of choice to launch, scale, and tap into the talent pool and business opportunities available in the GTA.
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.

ShipHero Opens in Markham; Their First Fulfillment Warehouse in GTA

“The number of employees grew since the acquisition and is still continuing to grow, creating new jobs as well as new positions,” said Ryan Bennett, vice president of sales at fulfilment of ShipHero. “This will bring a number of new management roles and warehouse roles to the area.”
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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.
DDC Condor Drone

Vaughan Headquartered Drone Delivery Canada Announces Collaboration with Bell for 5G and Multi-edge Computing Initiatives for Drones

The Collaboration Agreement represents a strategic initiative of DDC to drive further enhancements to its proprietary drone delivery platform and its Flyte software solution.
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Vaughan Headquartered Fastfrate Establishes First International Office in Chicago, IL

Fastfrate’s Sales and Operations division will work out of the Chicago office while maintaining close ties with Fastfrate’s home base of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada. Services offered from the Chicago office include, TL and LTL, Intermodal, Air, Expedite, Hot-Shot, Drayage and Warehousing and Distribution.