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Toronto is a city of potential, a place where entrepreneurs can succeed and grow.

StartUp HERE in Toronto.  Diverse, talented and competitive, Toronto is the ideal place to start a business.  Toronto’s business activity is vibrant and provides the optimal landscape to create valuable networks.  Build and grow in the dynamic city of Toronto.

Toronto is Everyone’s Neighbour Ideally situated and well-connected as a global hub of commerce, with New York, Chicago, Boston & Washington all within a 90 minute flight from Toronto.
Toronto is a Pipeline to the World Diversity drives innovation and economic growth through globally connected residents that collectively speak 180 languages and dialects and understand the cultural landscape and nuances of doing business internationally.
Toronto is Talented Home to the most highly educated population among OECD countries, Toronto’s eight world-renowned universities and colleges provide a foundation of top talent.
Toronto can Compete Home to lower business costs than the 31 largest cities in the United States.
Toronto is Cutting-Edge With a network of 50+ business incubators and accelerators generating startups that are disrupting economic sectors and creating new convergence points in the areas of technology, food, film, fashion, music, manufacturing, the green economy and life sciences (to list a few).
Toronto is the Best Place To Live Ranked internationally as the best city in the world to live and the safest city in North America.

Toronto is a city of potential, a place where entrepreneurs can succeed and grow. Read about some of the city’s hottest startups and why they decided to startup here.

"If you come to our studio and take a look at the people sitting around the table discussing ideas, they’re from almost every part of the world. I think it has really helped Umbra create an international style.”
Paul Rowan, Co-Founder and VP Inspiration, Umbra
“I think it’s an attractive place to come for talented people, it's a huge market for creative people and I think there are some companies emerging that give people hope that it can be done here.”
Mike McDerment, CEO/Co-Founder, Freshbooks
"Toronto is emerging as a technology hub and attracting increased investment, including ours, because of forward thinking government and amazing access to technology, an incredible talent pool and leading educational institutions, as well as industries and markets in healthcare and financial services.”
Dr. Rick Huijbregts, Vice-President, Industry Transformation, Cisco Canada
"A culture of collaboration is really at the heart of what’s next in innovation. What’s exciting in Toronto is that we have local and international businesses partnering with the startup ecosystem and increasingly with the academic community to position themselves for success in the future. And it’s happening across the spectrum from digital media and information technology, to life sciences and healthcare, energy solutions and social innovation.”
Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
“In Toronto, Bombardier manufactures business and commercial aircraft and relies on the diversified, local regional supply chain. We work with more than 70 suppliers located in the Greater Toronto Area and we benefit from a variety of expertise going from complex machining to systems integration.”
Graham Kelly, Vice-President, Global Operations & Toronto Site, Bombardier Aerospace
“Something that makes Toronto truly unique is that willingness to share and communicate with people very openly inside the industry looking at the global pie as something we can all co-create and achieve together.”
Satish Kanwar, Director of Product, Shopify
“The scale and quality of meet-ups and conferences and speaking events have gone up dramatically. You don’t need to leave Toronto to build a successful company.”
Evgeny Tchebotarev, Co-Founder, 500px
"Startups in Toronto benefit from support at every stage. From the very early stage we have incubators, accelerators and seed stage investors. In the growth stage, we have funders willing to invest a lot of money to really help a company take-off. This gives tech companies in Toronto a huge advantage.”
Allen Lau, CEO & Co-Founder, Wattpad
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