Part of the Greater Toronto Area, York Region and its local municipalities incld. Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Newmarket, are home to over 4,000 ICT companies, Canada’s highest information technology industry concentration and a top enterprise solutions cluster.
York Region is home to dozens of ICT multinationals such as IBM, Huawei, AMD, Qualcomm, Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent, Oracle, GE, McAfee, Toshiba, CA and ADC, to name a few, as well as leading Canadian tech companies as OnX, Compugen, Enghouse, RuggedCom, CGI, Adastra, Real Matters, Illumiti, Redline Communications, TeraGo, Nightingale Informatix, End to End Networks, Open Text and FlexITy Solutions.
York Region is Canada’s fastest growing large municipality and Ontario's 2nd largest business hub. Invest in York supports technology companies looking to establish operations in York Region or the Greater Toronto Area, as well as for existing businesses in the region expanding locally.
The region’s local municipalities include Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, Georgina and King.
News on York Region (Invest in York)
In case you weren’t aware, the York Region—nestled just north of Toronto—is home to thousands of technology companies, both big and small. Less is known about the region’s... more
Greater Toronto Area’s York Region is home to more than 4,000 information and communication technology (ICT) companies. Just north of Toronto, this concentrated tech community includes... more
Silicon Valley has long been recognized as a destination for innovation and entrepreneurship in the fast-paced technology sector. But in Ontario there exists one of the most concentrated... more
In 2012, the Canadian financial services industry invested a staggering $8.7 billion dollars on information technology. A recent banking industry report by consultancy Deloitte shows that... more
The manufacturing sector continues to face many challenges, including the emergence of low-cost producers, complex supply chains, technological change and growing demands of regulatory compliance.... more
iSIGN Media Solutions, a provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies, announced that it has reached an agreement... more
A digital onslaught, consisting of big data, social, mobile, and cloud is converging upon corporate data centres—secure, temperature-controlled facilities filled with servers and storage... more
Spectra7 this week announced the launch of CouchConnect, which it describes as a simple, portable 16-foot "plug and play" solution capable of delivering true, real-time 1080p HD or 4K UltraHD from... more
Nano Magnetics is launching a magnetic connector that will add a new type of connection to appliances and electronic devices. The Vaughan-based magnetic-toy company made the announcement at this... more
Markham's Real Matters announced earlier this week the closing of a $40 million common equity investment. The financing will position Real Matters to further drive its growth including strategic... more
Richmond Hill's FlexITy Solutions this week announced an expansion into Western Canada. Last month FlexITy won a five-year contract to provide landline voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for... more
After smartphone maker BlackBerry announced in September a quarterly $1 billion loss and 4,500 job cuts, there has been much discussion about the future surrounding of what was once Canada’s... more
Toshiba Canada has moved its headquarters. Still in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba Canada now resides in a four-storey, 80,000 square foot facility in Tiverton Court. It houses more than 300 head... more
Real Matters president and CEO Jason Smith knows mortgage banking technology. He's spent 20 years in it, after all—although completely by accident. Smith stumbled into the mortgage banking... more