“Judging from the media headlines and gauging by the universities and incubator clusters, you’d think that Toronto and Waterloo are the only reasonable choices to found a startup in Ontario – at first. But upon closer inspection, it’s the growing area up Highways 400 and 404 that’s quickly becoming a promising place for startup and scale-up businesses.
York Region is culturally rich, with approximately 43 per cent of the 1.2 million population made up of immigrants and over 200 distinct ethnic groups. From healthcare and career coaches to innovative technology, that diversity is reflected in the wide variety of startups in the area.”
The first of IT World Canada’s “Creative Capital” series that examines the impact digital transformation across Canada focuses on York Region. Read here to better understand the densest ICT hub in Canada, its verticals, startups, and the factors contributing to its success.