The Hub Vaughan

Startup & Entrepreneurship Support

York Region's business community has a wide variety of innovation assets available to help support entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups thrive. From makerspaces helping create product prototypes, to business incubators providing support and guidance, to networking organizations helping make new connections, and co-location spaces offering office space we've compiled them all here in one quick and easy to use guide.

Startup & Entrepreneurship Support //

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CreateIT Now


CreateIT Now is a launch pad for great ideas and a landing site tailor made for healthcare-focused innovators getting into North American markets.

Details:
596 Davis Dr, Newmarket
createitnow.ca

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Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill


Scientists from the University of Toronto provide research and education in biodiversity, ecology and conservation biology.

Details:
17000 Dufferin St, King
ksr.utoronto.ca

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Kortright Centre


Environmental, renewable energy education and demonstration site. Living City Campus offers research and analysis of sustainable technologies. BRE Innovation Park will accelerate commercialization of green building products and services.

Details:
9550 Pine Valley Dr, Vaughan
thelivingcitycampus.com

Innovation York

Innovation York


York University’s commercialization and industry liaison office providing an integral suite of services to industry, to facilitate research and commercialization.

Details:
4700 Keele St, Toronto
innovationyork.ca

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Made-In-Vaughan-Innovation


Economic and Cultural Development can help take a new and innovative idea from conception to market by offering local commercialization support and access to a robust innovation ecosystem.

Details:
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr, Vaughan
vaughanbusiness.ca

Seneca HELIX


Seneca HELIX, part of Seneca Innovation, is our on-campus innovation and entrepreneurship accelerator, which develops the innovation mindset by supporting entrepreneurs in developing and launching scalable ventures.

Details:
1750 Finch Ave E, Toronto
senecacollege.ca

Seneca Applied Research


Seneca Applied Research, part of Seneca Innovation, works with industry and community partners to facilitate research, development and design initiatives to advance technologies, products, services and programs.

Details:
1750 Finch Ave E, Toronto
senecacollege.ca

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University of Guelph Muck Crops Research Centre


Scientists from the University of Guelph and partners conduct research on crop protection and production for improved pest & crop management.

Details:
1125 Woodchoppers Ln, King
uoguelph.ca

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ventureLAB


ventureLAB is a leading technology hub that supports tech entrepreneurs and companies through programs focused on capital, talent, technology, and customers to build, grow, and scale their businesses.

Details:
3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham
venturelab.ca

YEDI

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute


Located on the second floor of the IMPROVE Centre, this campus features 50,000 sq.ft of office spaced, shared co-working space, boardrooms and a 250 seat auditorium.

Details:
907 Alness St, Toronto
yedinstitute.org

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YSpace


YSpace is York University’s newest innovation hub located at the heart of Downtown Markham. They build great companies by connecting them with high-end equipment, access to capital and a network of influencers and entrepreneurs.

Details:
169 Enterprise Blvd, Markham
yspace.yorku.ca

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Markham Small Business Centre


Funded by the City of Markham and Government of Ontario, Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) provides no cost and confidential business advice and information to Markham’s aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small businesses through one-on-one consultations.

Details:
3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham
markham.ca

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Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre


One-stop service for entrepreneurs/existing business owners, providing business consultations & information on management, marketing & sales, technology & finance. Seminars, webinars & business development workshops.

Details:
225 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill
richmondhill.ca

Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre

Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre


One-stop service for entrepreneurs/existing business owners, providing business consultations & information on management, marketing & sales, technology & finance. Seminars, webinars & business development workshops.

Details:
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive West, Level 200, Vaughan
vaughan.ca

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York Small Business Enterprise Centre


One-stop service for entrepreneurs/existing business owners in York Region’s northern six towns, providing business consultations & information on management, marketing & sales, technology & finance. Seminars, webinars & business development workshops.

Details:
17150 Yonge St, Newmarket
yorksmallbusiness.ca

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BDC – Markham


Provides small business loans (online application), financing for larger projects and business consultation services.

Details:
3985 Highway 7 E, Markham
bdc.ca

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BDC – Vaughan


Provides small business loans (online application), financing for larger projects and business consultation services.

Details:
3901 Highway 7 W, Vaughan
bdc.ca

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BDC – Newmarket


Provides small business loans (online application), financing for larger projects and business consultation services.

Details:
17345 Leslie St N, Newmarket
bdc.ca

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Good News Ventures


Focused on investing in early stage technology companies.

Details:
169 Enterprise Blvd, Markham
goodnewsventures.com

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Keiretsu Forum


Events provide an audience of active angel investors.

Details:
9600 Bathurst St, Vaughan
keiretsuforum.com

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Ontario Centre of Innovation


OCI co-invests with private sector to commercialize innovation from Ontario colleges, universities & research hospitals. Student entrepreneurship fellowships & programs.

Details:
3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham
oce-ontario.org

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South Lake Futures CFDC


Providing loans, counselling, and innovation grants to businesses in East Gwillimbury, Georgina, and Brock.

Details:
183 The Queensway S, Georgina
southlakefutures.ca

York Angels

York Angels


Providing loans, counselling, and innovation grants to businesses in East Gwillimbury, Georgina, and Brock.

Details:
169 Enterprise Blvd, Markham
yorkangels.com

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NewMakeIT


NewMakeIt is a non-profit and consists of a makerspace, co-working area and interactive training and workshop facilities in a collaborative environment.

Details:
621 Timothy St, Newmarket
newmakeit.com

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Proto3000


Proto3000 provides various 3D printers. Services include 3D engineering, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, reverse engineering, 3D visualization and inspection services.

Details:
171 Marycroft Ave, Vaughan
proto3000.com

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Y Lab


Y Lab is a volunteer, non-profit and offers makerspace memberships. For event information: ylab meetup.com. Also offers a robotics group.

Details:
123 Hillsview Dr, Richmond Hill
ylab.ca

Seneca HELIX


Seneca’s makerspace is a key part of Seneca HELIX’s Entrepreneurship incubator service offerings.

Details:
1750 Finch Ave E, Toronto
senecacollege.ca

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ventureLAB


ventureLAB’s Hardware Catalyst Initiative is Canada’s only hardware and semiconductor-focused lab and incubator. The state-of-the-art $7 million lab has specialized equipment for product developers to transform concepts and challenges into new products.

Details:
13600 Steeles Ave E. Markham
venturelab.ca/hcilab

Canadian Food & Wine Institute

Aurora Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College – Aurora Armoury


Teaching and community space and part time teaching programs related to wine education and master taster program.

Details:
89 Mosley St, Aurora
auroraarmourycfwi.ca

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Clearwater Farm (Ontario Water Centre)


Young Agri-preneur program is a multi-year apprenticeship providing practical experience to farming.

Details:
1614 Metro Rd N, Georgina
clearwaterfarm.ca

The Food Development Group

The Food Development Group


Product development, shelf life testing, nutritional labelling, and project management.

Details:
1250B Reid St, Unit 1, Richmond Hill
fooddevelopmentgroup.com

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The Link


The Link is a collaborative, community, learning space that brings together people and organizations under one roof.

Details:
20849 Dalton Rd, Georgina
georgina.ca

York Region Food Network

York Region Food Network (YRFN)


Community cooks training, community gardens, food food box, and food access.

Details:
350 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora
yrfn.ca

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York Region Food & Beverage Accelerator Program – Yspace


Incubation space, expertise mentorship, high-end technologies, access to local events, and funding resources.

Details:
169 Enterprise Blvd, Unit 301, Markham
yspace.yorku.ca

Aurora Chamber

Aurora Chamber of Commerce


Member-driven association that promotes, develops and fosters interests of the business community.

Details:
14483 Yonge St, Aurora
aurorachamber.on.ca

Business Women's Network of York Region

Business Women’s Network of York Region


Women’s business mentoring and networking.

Details:
#303, 72 Main St, Mount Albert
bwnyr.com

East Gwillimbury Chamber

East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce


Member-driven association that promotes, develops and fosters interests of the business community.

Details:
19027 Leslie St, Sharon
egcoc.org

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Georgina Chamber of Commerce


Member-driven association that promotes, develops and fosters interests of the business community.

Details:
20849 Dalton Rd, Georgina
georginachamber.com

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King Chamber of Commerce


Member-driven association that promotes, develops and fosters interests of the business community.

Details:
Box 381, Schomberg
kingchamber.ca

Markham Board of Trade

Markham Board of Trade


Member-driven association that promotes, develops and fosters interests of the business community.

Details:
Address
markhamboard.com

Newmarket Chamber of Commerce

Newmarket Chamber of Commerce


Member-driven association that promotes, develops and fosters interests of the business community.

Details:
Address
newmarketchamber.ca

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Richmond Hill Board of Trade


Member-driven association that promotes, develops and fosters interests of the business community.

Details:
376 Church St South, Richmond Hill
rhbot.ca

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TechConnex


TechConnex is a dynamic member driven community offering opportunities for peer education, networking and knowledge sharing.

Details:
3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham
techconnex.ca

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce


Member-driven association that promotes, develops and fosters interests of the business community.

Details:
25 Edilcan Dr, Vaughan
vaughanchamber.ca

Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce

Stouffville Chamber of Commerce


Member-driven association that promotes, develops and fosters interests of the business community.

Details:
6176 Main St, Whitchurch-Stouffville
stouffvillechamber.ca

Aurora Public Library

Aurora Public Library


APL is a hub of learning and centre of innovation. In 2019 a new creative studio will open, providing hands-on opportunities for creation and sharing. Featuring 3D printers, Circut Machine, Button Maker, and much more!

Details:
15145 Yonge St, Aurora
library.aurora.on.ca

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East Gwillimbury Public Library


Branches in Holland Landing, Queensville & Mount Albert.

Details:
19513 Yonge St, Holland Landing
egpl.ca

Georgina Public Library

Georgina Public Library – Keswick Branch


Offering 3D printing at all its branches. one-on-one technology sessions, online legal services, business resource centre.

Details:
90 Wexford Dr, Keswick
georginalibrary.ca

Georgina Public Library

Georgina Public Library – Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch


Offering 3D printing at all its branches. one-on-one technology sessions, online legal services, business resource centre.

Details:
5279 Black River Rd, Sutton
georginalibrary.ca

Georgina Public Library

Georgina Public Library – Pefferlaw Branch


Offering 3D printing at all its branches. one-on-one technology sessions, online legal services, business resource centre.

Details:
75 Pete’s Lane, Pefferlaw
georginalibrary.ca

Markham Public Library

Markham Public Library – Aaniin Branch


Get access to a number of services/resources including: Business hub coworking space, Entrepreneurship workshops, 3D printers, Digital Media Lab, Laser Cutter, Creation Studio with Digital Embroidery and circuit die-cut machine, MakerClub.

Details:
5665 14th Ave, Markham
markham.ca

Markham Public Library

Markham Public Library – Angus Glen Branch


Get access to a number of services/resources including: Digital Media Lab, 3D Printers, and Robotics Club.

Details:
3990 Major Mackenzie Dr E, Markham
markham.ca

Markham Public Library

Markham Public Library – Thornhill Community Centre Branch


Get access to a number of services/resources including: Digital Media Lab, 3D Printers, Coder Dojo.

Details:
7755 Bayview Ave, Thornhill
markham.ca

Newmarket Public Library

Newmarket Public Library


3D printing offered by downloading existing designs/using 3D modeling software. Lego Robotics program. Entrepreneurs in Residence Speaking Series spotlights local entrepreneurs & innovators.

Details:
438 Park Ave, Newmarket
newmarketpl.ca

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Richmond Hill Public Library


Central Branch offers 3D printer & Lego Mindstorm programs. Library hosts the Entrepreneurship in Residence speaking series spotlighting local entrepreneurs & innovators.

Details:
1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill
rhpl.ca

Vaughan Public Library


Vaughan Public Libraries offers 3 unique creation spaces that suit all ages and creative pursuits from 3D printing and carving in Make It!, to a state of the art recording studio and green room in Create It!. Even the littlest of makers can explore all things STEAM in the children’s Learn It! lab. All spaces are free to use, some material charges apply.

Details:
Civic Centre Resource Library
2191 Major Mackenzie Dr.
vaughanpl.info

Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library

Whitchurch-Stouffville Library


3D printing & Teen Lego Robotics Program. Entrepreneurs in Residence speaking series, spotlighting local entrepreneurs/innovators.

Details:
2 Park Dr, Whitchurch-Stouffville
wsplibrary.ca

Shared Office & Co-Location Spaces //

York Region has many options for businesses and entrepreneurs looking for shared and co-working office space throughout it’s nine different cities and towns. The shared office space locations are organized individually for the southern three cities and towns – Markham, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan – and combined for the northern six communities of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket, and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

Regus Trillium

Regus Trillium


Details:
675 Cochrane Dr, Markham
regus.ca

Regus Allstate

Regus Allstate 


Details:
15 Allstate Pkwy, Markham
regus.ca

Executive Suites

Regus Woodbine


Details:
7030 Woodbine Ave, Markham
regus.com

Business Point

Business Point


Details:
178 Main St, Markham
businesspoint.ca

OfficeScape

OfficeScape


Details:
85 Leslie Street, Markham
officescapemarkham.com

TechConnex in the IBM Innovation Space

ventureLAB


Details:
3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham
venturelab.ca

TechConnex in the IBM Innovation Space

TechConnex


Details:
3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham
techconnex.ca

Markham Corporate Centre

Markham Corporate Centre


Details:
3950 14th Ave, Markham
markhamcorporatecentre.com

Village Hive

The Village Hive


Details:
55 Albert St, Markham
thevillagehive.ca

YSpace

YSpace


Details:
169 Enterprise Blvd, Markham
yspace.yorku.ca

M World Club

M World Club


Details:
155 Commerce Valley Dr E, Markham
mworldclub.com

OneHub

OneHub


Details:
205 Torbay Rd, Markham
onehub.ca

Regus Leslie

The Business Exchange


Details:
9225 Leslie St, Richmond Hill
regus.ca

West Beaver Creek

West Beaver Office


Details:
180 West Beaver Creek Rd, Richmond Hill
westbeaveroffice.com

SkyTek

SkyTek


Details:
95 Mural St, Richmond Hill
skytek.ca

Meridian Centre

Meridian Centre


Details:
1595 16th Ave, Richmond Hill
furnishedoffices.ca

iServe

iServe


Details:
30 Via Renzo Dr, Richmond Hill
iserveinc.com

YLab

YLab


Details:
123 Hillsview Dr, Richmond Hill
ylab.ca

First Richmond Professional Centre

First Richmond Professional


Details:
30 East Beaver Creek Rd, Richmond Hill
firstrich.com

Venture X

Venture X


Details:
120 East Beaver Creek Rd, Richmond Hill
venturex.com

Regus Vaughan

Regus Keele Rutherford


Details:
9131 Keele St, Vaughan
regus.ca

Intelligent Office

Intelligent Office


Details:
400 Applewood Cr, Vaughan
intelligentoffice.ca

Workspace / Industrial

Workspace | Industrial


Details:
Contact for address
sharedworkspace.ca

Workspace / Cryptocurrency

Workspace | Cryptocurrency


Details:
Contact for address
sharedworkspace.ca

The Hub Vaughan

The Hub Coworking


Details:
290 Caldari Rd, Vaughan
thehubcoworking.ca

Improve Vaughan

YEDI


Details:
7250 Keele St, Vaughan
yedinstitute.org

Lauft

Lauft


Details:
1 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan
lauft.work

Apple Suites

Apple Suites


Details:
16 Industrial Pkwy, Aurora
applesuites.ca

The Link

The Link


Details:
20849 Dalton Rd, Georgina
georgina.ca

CreateIT Now at Southlake

CreateIT Now


Details:
596 Davis Dr, Newmarket
createitnow.ca

Lauft

Lauft


Details:
17600 Yonge St, Newmarket
lauft.work

NewMakeIt Building

NewMakeIT


Details:
621 Timothy St, Newmarket
newmakeit.com