The Greater Toronto region is ready to break out as a leading global tech hub, outpacing established regions like Seattle and San Fran- cisco’s Bay Area in job creation, talent and workforce diversity.
The secret of its success may be greater than Toronto itself. “When we talk about the startup community, people think of downtown,” says Sarah Howe of York University. “But you need to get out of downtown to get the full story.”
Howe would know. She is director of Innovation York, the university’s innovation unit, and last year presided over the launch of YSpace, a tech accelerator that serves the Regional Municipality of York, which runs 70 kilometres north to Lake Simcoe and has a population of more than 1.2 million.
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