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YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS

$10 Million Worldwide Competition for Cleaner Water comes to York Region’s Holland Marsh

Barley Prize Kickoff in York RegionFor the last few months, Holland Marsh in York Region and Bradford was the site of a worldwide competition targeting phosphorus water pollution, which creates harmful algae blooms in freshwater bodies around the world. The grand prize? $10 million from The Everglades Foundation.

Full Article: foodandfarming.ca

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Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan is Launching a New Winter Festival

Winterfest in WonderlandToronto has been borderline-obsessed with the idea of a figurative “winter wonderland” in recent years, hence the soaring popularity of idyllic skating trails and jam-packed holiday lights festivals. Now, as of Wednesday morning, you can look forward to hitting up a literalwinter Wonderland — as in Canada’s Wonderland, during the winter.

Full Article: blogto.com

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Markham Headquartered Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Dominates Customer Experience in Homebuilding Space with Newly Formed Group

Constellation Home Builders in Markham, York RegionMarkhamAug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ — Over the past two years, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has made strategic investments in the customer experience space, acquiring CustomerInsight, CustomerConnect, Woodland, O’Brien & Scott and Conasys Homeowner Care.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Trio of Cranes Making Transit City a Reality in Vaughan Centre

Transit City Under Construction in Vaughan, York RegionThe ambitious plans to construct a new downtown in Vaughan around a new terminus for the University subway line seemed a bit farfetched when the extension was announced in 2009. Nine years later, the subway station’s opening and frenzied construction of new office and condominium developments are silencing doubters as cranes now dot the nascent Vaughan Metropolitan Centre skyline.

Full Article: urbantoronto.ca

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Partnership Among Missouri S&T, Ameren and Markham-Based Hyperion Sensors Pursues Improved Energy Technology

Hyperion Sensors in Markham, York RegionEnergy giant Ameren Corporation along with Hyperion Inc., a developing technology company in Markham, Ontario, Canada, are working with researchers at Missouri S&T to improve the delivery and reliability of electricity services for Missouri customers.

Full Article: news.mst.edu

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True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust Continues Deployment of July 2018 Unit Offering with Office Property Acquisition in Markham

80 Whitehall Drive, MarkhamGreater TorontoAug. 7, 2018 /CNW/ – True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust  (TSX: TNT.UN) (the “REIT“) is pleased to announce it has agreed to acquire a 61,000 square foot office property located at 80 Whitehall Drive, Markham, Ontario (the “GTA Property“).

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Vaughan Headquartered CannTrust and Richmond Hill-Based Apotex Accelerate Partnership to Fuel Global Expansion in Medical Cannabis Market

CannTrust Cannabis CapsulesVAUGHAN, ONAug. 8, 2018 /CNW/ – CannTrust Holdings Inc. (“CannTrust” or the “Company”, TSX: TRST), one of Canada’sleading licensed producers and most trusted brands of cannabis announced today that the Company is accelerating its exclusive partnership with Apotex Inc., the largest Canadian-owned generic pharmaceutical company and a global leader and innovator in the production and distribution of high-quality, affordable medicines.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Five York Region Cities and Towns In Top 10 for GTA Best Places to Live for New Canadians 2018

Enjoy Life in York RegionMoneySense has released their rankings for Best Places to Live in Canada in a variety of different categories. When looking at the list for best places to live for new Canadians and targeting the top 10 Greater Toronto Area places, York Region cities and towns make up 50% of the list!

Full Article: moneysense.ca

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Construction Starts on New Bus Transit Terminal in Markham

New TransitMARKHAM, ON — Today the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, Paul Calandra, Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham-Stouffville, Wayne Emmerson, Chairman and CEO of The Regional Municipality of York, and Frank Scarpitti, Chair of the Board of York Region Rapid Transit Corporation and Mayor of the City of Markham, joined together to mark the start of construction on a new bus transit terminal in the City of Markham.

Full Article: vivanext.com

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Richmond Hill Headquartered FlagHouse Canada Expands Operations at New Facility

50 East Wilmot Street, Richmond HillRICHMOND HILL, ON,July 26, 2018 /CNW/ – FlagHouse, a leading eCommerce and catalog retailer of equipment and programs for physical education, recreation, special needs and education markets is expanding its Canadian headquarters in a new location at 50 East Wilmot St., Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Markham Headquartered MedReleaf Acquires MED Colombia

MedReleaf TaglineMARKHAM, ONJuly 24, 2018 /CNW/ – MedReleaf Corp. today announced that it has acquired MED Colombia SAS, a company with licences in Colombia to cultivate cannabis and produce cannabis oil extracts, along with a library of cannabis genetics, for a total consideration of €2.75 million in cash.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Markham Headquartered Sym-Tech Dealer Services Inc. Announces New Toronto Home Office Location

Sym-Tech HQ MarkhamMARKHAMJuly 23, 2018 /CNW/ – Sym-Tech Dealer Services Inc. (“Sym-Tech”) announced today their new home office located at 165 Commerce Valley Court in Markham, Ontario and it is a 2018 winner of the prestigious Toby Award that recognizes the best in commercial buildings.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Richmond Hill Headquartered iSIGN Media Announces a Pilot Project with a Major Mining Company in Chile for its Security Alert Messaging (SAM) Technology

Security Alert Messaging ScreenRichmond Hill, July 19, 2018 /CNW/ – iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN” or “Company”) (TSX-V: ISD) (OTC: ISDSF), a leading provider of interactive mobile messaging solutions for commercial and security purposes announces that its Chilean reseller, Smart Sign, has signed an agreement with a major mining company for a pilot project for iSIGN’s Security Alert Messaging (“SAM”) technology.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Fast Growing Elastic Path Opens New Toronto Office in Markham With Plans to House Expanded R&D, Sales

Elastic Path ProductsVANCOUVER, B.C. & MARKHAM, ON, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Elastic Path, the leader in enterprise headless commerce solutions, announced today it has opened a new Canadian location in Ontario, in the Toronto area, following a recent $43 million funding round and a series of key executives and upper management new hires.

Full Article: markets.businessinsider.com

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Vaughan Headquartered CannTrust’s Three Recreational Supply Agreements in Western Canada projected to Exceed 17,000kg Annually

CannTrust Cannabis CapsulesVAUGHAN, ONJuly 13, 2018 /CNW/ – CannTrust Holdings Inc. (“CannTrust” or the “Company”, TSX: TRST), one of Canada’sleading licensed producers of cannabis, explodes into the adult use market with its first three recreational cannabis supply agreements.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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North America’s First Major Power-to-Gas Energy Storage Facility Now Open in Markham

New Enbridge Gas FacilityMARKHAM, ONJuly 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (“Enbridge”) and Hydrogenics Corporation (“Hydrogenics”) today announced that the first major energy storage facility using hydrogen in North America is now operational.

Full Article: enbridgegasdistribution.mediaroom.com

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Markham Headquartered Lorex Technology Launches Long Range Night Vision Nocturnal Cameras 250FT

Photo from Long Range Nightvision CameraMARKHAM, ON, July 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Lorex Technology, a global leader in home and small business video surveillance solutions, has launched a new line of 4K (8MP) Ultra HD resolution dome and bullet IP cameras with long-range night vision capabilities up to 250ft.

Full Article: markets.businessinsider.com

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Canada’s First Shopping Centre Food Market to Open at Upper Canada in Fall in Newmarket

Food Market Rendering in NewmarketNewmarket’s Upper Canada Mall, owned and operated by Oxford Properties, will unveil Market & Co. this fall, featuring a 40,000- square-foot space that will bring together 18-best-in-class local merchants and first-to-market eateries in York Region to create a food experience.

Full Article: yorkregion.com

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York Region Partners with the City of Markham and Town of Richmond Hill to Strengthen Economic Hubs at Highway 404/Highway 7 Interchange


Newmarket – Beginning today, in collaboration with the City of Markham and the Town of Richmond Hill and under the approval of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, York Region has transformed the road network around the Highway 404/Highway 7 interchange, one of the four major employment mega zones in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Full Article: york.ca

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