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DuPont Fabros Buys Former Printing Plant in Vaughan for Its First Toronto Data Center

DuPont Fabros Technology has acquired a building and land outside of Toronto. The site in Vaughan, Ontario, will become the Washington, DC-based data center REIT’s first location in the Toronto data center market.

DuPont Fabros Technology has acquired a building and land outside of Toronto that used to house a printing facility for the Toronto Star newspaper, the company announced Thursday. The site in Vaughan, Ontario, will become the Washington, DC-based data center REIT’s first location in the Toronto data center market.

This is also DFT’s first foray into a market outside of the US. The company first announced plans to expand there last year as part of a series of big strategic changes, which followed the appointment of its new CEO, former NTT exec Christopher Eldredge. Another big change was a move away from retail colocation services to focus strictly on leasing wholesale data center space in massive-scale facilities.

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