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WELCOME HOME TO YORK REGION

IN THE HEART OF GREATER TORONTO…

York Region is a thriving and diverse community in Canada that is home to:

  • 1.2 million residents
  • 51,000+ businesses
  • 620,000 jobs
  • 4 urban growth centres
  • Canada’s highest concentration of technology companies

ONTARIO’S FASTEST GROWING…

…large municipality and third largest business hub. York Region is a top destination in the Toronto area and Canada for business, talent, and investment.

York Region Business Community

YORK REGION IS…

…comprised of nine local cities and towns, which are Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, and King.

“BEST REGION TO LIVE IN CANADA”

York Region placed first out of 117 regions identified across the country in a study by The Mowat Centre (University of Toronto) assessing overall livability across different socio-economic factors.

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AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE IN CANADA
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BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
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Spread throughout York Region’s nine cities and towns in the Greater Toronto Area

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LOCAL JOBS IN
YORK REGION
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Across a variety of key industry sectors including ICT, financial services, and more…

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RESIDENTS IN THE GTA'S YORK REGION
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York Region is a welcoming community and one of the most diverse regions in Canada

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TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
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Highest concentration of information technology companies in Canada

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NEW JOBS CREATED EACH YEAR (avg)
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Career opportunities for every experience level, what’s it like to live and work here?

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YORK LINK IS HERE TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS

Expanding your business into the Greater Toronto Area is an important decision. Finding the right location where your business can succeed is key, but it also needs to be where your employees want to be. From strategic connections, finding office space, to government grant opportunities, and discovering why the lifestyle here is sought-after, we will show you why York Region is where talent and opportunity intersect.

In partnership with our local cities and towns, York Region’s Economic Development team provides complimentary and confidential support services to local and international businesses looking to expand or establish operations in Toronto area’s York Region.

York Region Economic Strategy
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YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS
Big Data Needs Big Storage Buildings; Richmond Hill and Vaughan Data Centres Featured

Data Centre in Richmond HillThe Barker Business Park Digital Campus in Richmond Hill, Ont., (near the intersection of Major Mackenzie Drive and Highway 404) will have a cluster of warehouse-like buildings ranging from 100,000 to 150,000 square feet. The only tenants will be servers and the tech staff to maintain them.

Full Article: theglobeandmail.com

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Vaughan Headquartered SolidCAD Continues to Solidify its Presence in Quebec with the Acquisition of Le Group A&A’s Autodesk Division (SIM)

SolidCad Acquires Le Group A&AVaughan, ON, June 4, 2018 – SolidCAD, a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner and Canada’s premier technology solution and professional service provider, has announced today the strategic acquisition of Le Groupe A&A’s Autodesk Division (SIM).

Full Article: solidcad.ca

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Markham Headquartered VIQ Solutions Announces a New Partnership with Canadian Police for VIQ Satellite’s Ultra-Secure Interrogation System

viqRICHMOND HILL, May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ” or “the Company”) (TSX Venture:VQS), a global expert providing cybersecurity protected technology service platform for digital evidence capture and content management, today announced that it has entered into a new partnership with a Canadian police force to equip interrogation rooms with the ultra-secure VIQ Satellite solution.

Full Article: globenewswire.com

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Premium Brands Holdings Corporation Announces Completion of the Acquisition of Vaughan-Based Concord Premium Meats

VANCOUVER & VAUGHANMay 30, 2018 /CNW/ – Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a leading producer, marketer and distributor of branded specialty food products, is pleased to announce approval by the Competition Bureau and successful completion of the previously announced acquisition of a 100% interest in Concord Premium Meats.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Energy to Integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Latest Energy Software Acquisition

VAUGHANMay 30, 2018 /CNW/ – Kontrol Energy Corp. (“Kontrol”, or the “Company”) (CSE:KNR, FSE:1K8) a leader in the energy efficiency market through IOT, Cloud and Blockchain technology is pleased to announce that its most recent acquisition operating as (“iDimax”) will be adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) across its energy software platform.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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LOCATIONS

The Regional Municipality of York
Economic Strategy Office
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
L3Y 6Z1

York Link
169 Enterprise Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L6G 1B3

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