1 pixel 1 empty pixel
News on laptop and phone

How York Region Became a Larger Tech Hub Than Kitchener-Waterloo

York Region AerialThe Regional Municipality of York might not leap to mind as one of Canada’s leading tech hubs, but the leaders behind the 1.2-million-strong region, which lies north of Toronto and comprises nine towns and cities including Markham and Vaughan, can prove otherwise.

York Region AerialThe Regional Municipality of York might not leap to mind as one of Canada’s leading tech hubs, but the leaders behind the 1.2-million-strong region, which lies north of Toronto and comprises nine towns and cities including Markham and Vaughan, can prove otherwise.

In fact, York Region chief planner Valerie Shuttleworth says, the region’s 4,300 tech companies place it second only to Toronto.

“Kitchener and Waterloo get a lot more attention, but we actually have the bigger tech cluster,” Shuttleworth tells ITBusiness.ca . “If you compare it on a per-capita basis, we actually have more tech companies than any other region in Canada.”

Full Article: www.itbusiness.ca