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  • Start date: 2019-09-02, End date: 2019-09-06
    Week of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2019

    Fengate PCL Progress Partners secured a $1.5B contract from the Government of Ontario for the Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project in Toronto. Construction will begin immediately and last until 2024.
    Construction by Buttcon Limited and The Atlas Corporation is underway on the new $116M North building at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto
    Metrolinx awarded Icomera Canada Inc. a $65M contract to equip its fleet of GO Transit buses and trains with wireless internet service beginning in 2020
    Multi-Health Systems Inc., a technology company in Markham, will receive $1.9M from the Government of Canada for research and development, creating about 80 jobs
    A Niketown flagship store will open in Toronto in November 2020
    Jollibee opened a restaurant in North York, the chain's third location in the Greater Toronto Area
    Chick-fil-A opened a restaurant in Toronto
    Battle City Tactical Laser Combat opened in Oshawa
    The Regeneration Thrift Store and Food Rescue Facility opened in Brampton
  • Start date: 2019-08-26, End date: 2019-08-30
    Week of Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2019

    Lush Cosmetics, a beauty and cosmetics retail brand, is hiring 500 full-time seasonal staff at its manufacturing and distribution centres in Toronto
    Drop, a Toronto-based e-commerce startup, raised $58M in funding, part of which will be used to expand the teams at both its Toronto and New York offices
    Global Plas Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer in Concord, received almost $2.5M in federal funding to incorporate advanced robotics and automation into its operations. The company expects to add 50 new jobs in York Region.
    Heico Canada Holding Company, a manufacturer of wire and wire rod products, will invest part of $50.7M in funding into facilities in L'Orignal and Ingersoll
    RockWood Kitchens, a kitchen cabinet company, opened in East Gwillimbury
    French luxury brand Balenciaga is set to open its first Canadian standalone store in Toronto in December
    Kitchen Stuff Plus, a housewares and home décor retailer opened in Scarborough
    Sunny Morning, a breakfast and lunch restaurant, opened in Oakville with plans to open a location in Brampton as well
    Canadian record store, Sunrise Records opened in Mississauga
    ChicaBoom Consignment in Caledon Village has permanently closed
  • Start date: 2019-08-19, End date: 2019-08-23
    Week of Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019

    The City of Brampton will grant up to $7.3M over three years towards Algoma University's $34.4M expansion of its Brampton Campus. By 2028 it is expected to have created 273 direct and indirect local jobs.
    The Government of Canada is investing $18M in Heico Companies LLC, the parent company of Ivaco Rolling Mills LP, a steel wire and billets manufacturer, to create 86 new jobs across plants in L'Orignal, Ingersoll and Marieville in Quebec
    Nudge Rewards Inc., a Toronto application software company raised $12M in venture capital funding that will be used to grow the startup's data science team
    One Care Inc., a child-services centre in Oshawa, opened a new and expanded location with plans to open a private school this fall
    Northview Advent Child Care Centre opened in Toronto
    A new grocery store, John's No Frills opened in Newmarket
    A new restaurant, Mysore Darshini opened in Mississauga
    Toronto restaurant, Harry's Charbroiled will close in October after 51 years
    Parkdale Legal, a community legal service in Toronto, laid off nearly half of its frontline staff due to funding cuts
  • Start date: 2019-08-12, End date: 2019-08-16
    Week of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019

    Stadium Sport Leagues will open their new two storey, 17,000-sq.-ft. Mississauga Stadium and sport clubhouse in September
    Marriott International Inc. announced plans to build a luxury hotel, Hotel Vie, in Vaughan. Construction will begin late 2019 and is expected to finish in 2021.
    TAG Heuer, a Swiss luxury watch and accessory brand, will open its first standalone Canadian storefront at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall
    Myodetox, a lifestyle physiotherapy clinic, will open their 12th location later this year in Toronto
    Zellers, a departmental store, is closing its last two remaining stores in Ottawa and Toronto
  • Start date: 2019-08-05, End date: 2019-08-09
    Week of Aug 05 - Aug 09, 2019

    Invixium, a Toronto-based biometric security products manufacturer, received $4.5M from CIBC Innovation Banking to support its expansion plans
    MUJOSH, fashion eyewear brand, opened last month at the Scarborough Town Centre
    Fashion retailer, October¿s Very Own (Ovo), opened a location in the CF Toronto Eaton Centre in Toronto
    Baskin-Robbins opened a new location in Mississauga, their eleventh location in the Greater Toronto Area
    The Government of Canada is investing over $2M in local festivals and events. This funding will support 24 additional events this year while creating jobs and boosting local tourism across the province.
  • Start date: 2019-07-29, End date: 2019-08-02
    Week of Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2019

    The Government of Canada has invested over $2.3M and created more than 560 summer jobs in Toronto for at-risk youth who face barriers to employment. These jobs are in addition to the more than 6,500 jobs funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
    Longo's Brothers Fruit Market opened a new store location at the Yonge Sheppard Centre in Toronto, creating 185 new jobs
    The Government of Canada is investing $20M into an $81.2M project to help Gerdau Ameristeel upgrade its facilities, creating 108 jobs and maintaining another 710 jobs in Whitby and Cambridge
    Microbix Biosystems Inc., a biotechnology company, will receive nearly $2.8M from FedDev Ontario to scale up production and create up to 97 highly skilled jobs in science and manufacturing in Mississauga
    Toronto Tunnel Partners started construction on two rail tunnels under Highways 401 and 409 to accommodate two additional tracks and expand GO train service on the Kitchener line. The estimated $116.9M project is expected to be completed by late 2021.
    CHLOE, a plant-based restaurant chain, will open a location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping center this fall with plans to open a second location in downtown Toronto next year
    Juul, an e-cigarette maker, opened its first retail store in downtown Toronto
    Ample Organics, a Toronto-based cannabis software start-up, laid off about 20 employees across departments, affecting senior management as well as software developers and designers. The majority of the layoffs came from their Toronto headquarters.
  • Start date: 2019-07-22, End date: 2019-07-26
    Week of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019

    The Government of Ontario is investing $28M to expand midwifery services in the province, supporting up to 90 new midwifery graduates and upgrading technology at the clinics
    The Government of Ontario is hiring 65 new correctional officer graduates across the province
    Kingdom Developments Inc. broke ground on its mixed-use condominium development, KSquare Condos, in Scarborough, featuring 34 and 31 storey towers
    Core Development Group started construction on its Birchcliff Urban Towns project in Scarborough
    Construction is underway on a new brewery, Third Moon Brewing Company Incorporated, in Milton and is expected to open this fall
    Pariveda Solutions, a management and technology consulting firm, opened its first Canadian location, with an office in downtown Toronto
    WYRTH, a home goods store, opened its first location in Toronto
    Little Einstein Education Centre opened in East Gwillimbury
    Gucci will open a concession at Holt Renfrew at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in August. The luxury brand is also updating its standalone store in downtown Toronto, which is expected to be completed by November.
    The Tokyo Smoke, a cannabis retailer, opened in Oshawa
    Canada House Clinics, a medical cannabis clinic, opened a location at North York's Champagne Centre in Toronto
    Scaddabush Italian Kitchen and Bar opened a new location in Etobicoke
    Wayne Gretzky's Toronto and its Oasis Rooftop Patio in downtown Toronto will close in 2020 to make way for a new condominium building
    Two restaurants, Fred's Not Here and the Red Tomato, will close in Toronto in August to make way for a condominium development
    Ford Motor Company plans to layoff about 200 people at its Oakville plant starting in September, with further layoffs expected in January 2020
  • Start date: 2019-07-15, End date: 2019-07-19
    Week of Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019

    Woodbridge Foam Corporation received up to $20M from the federal government to modernize two manufacturing plants in Woodbridge and Blenheim. The investment is part of a $100M project that will create about 110 new jobs and maintain more than 727 jobs.
    FedDev Ontario is contributing $14M to Niagara College to expand the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation research project, which will support 240 businesses, over 550 jobs and train up to 360 students and researchers
    FedDev Ontario will contribute $3M to help Northern Transformer Corporation to adopt innovative clean technology, scale up production and create about 32 skilled manufacturing and engineering jobs in Vaughan
    The City of Toronto will provide $7.5M to expand Bike Share Toronto, adding 1,250 new bikes and 105 new stations across the city
    Avling Kitchen and Brewery, a Scandinavian-inspired brew pub, opened in Toronto
    Healthy Planet, a health supplement chain, opened in Scarborough
    The Mosaic Creative, a retailer and workshop that offers vintage and antique items, opened in Oshawa
  • Start date: 2019-07-08, End date: 2019-07-12
    Week of Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2019

    The federal, provincial and municipal governments are jointly investing $152M towards the Eastern Ontario Regional Network's mobile broadband project, expected to create more than 3000 full-time jobs over ten years
    Blaze Pizza restaurant opened in Vaughan, creating 50 local jobs
    The federal government will spend $48.6M on three flood mitigation projects in Markham, with expected completion in about five years
    The Government of Ontario is investing more than $6M for summer initiatives throughout the province, focused on strengthening math skills for all students and improving job prospects
    The Federal Government has announced $5.75M in grants and loans to support deep energy retrofits in four residential buildings in Toronto and Hamilton
    The federal and provincial governments are investing $2.7M to create 18 new affordable homes in Milton
    A candle and jewelry store, Charmed Aroma, opened in the Scarborough Town Centre
    Chronic Ink, a tattoo and piercing parlour, opened in Mississauga's Square One Mall
    Solutions, a retailer specializing in organizational and storage products, will be closing in Mississauga
    About 150 employees at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto resigned or were terminated over benefits fraud
  • Start date: 2019-07-01, End date: 2019-07-05
    Week of Jul 01 - Jul 05, 2019

    The Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation received a $3M contribution from the FedDev Ontario to attract foreign investment opportunities and generate more than 275 jobs for southern Ontario
    The Halton Catholic District School Board revealed plans to hire a total of 36.8 staff positions for the 2019-20 school year; 16 new elementary teachers, 10.3 new secondary teachers, and 10.5 school support staff
    Goodwill Boutique, a multi-faceted goodwill store, opened in Newmarket, creating 15 new jobs
    The Ontario Government is investing $6.8M to support cross-provincial newborn patient transport and another $5.8M to support the specialized care teams required at the four receiving children's hospitals
    Toronto-based BenchSci, an AI biomedical startup, has raised $6.7M in new funding and plans to hire engineers specializing in big data, machine learning, and user interface technologies
    FedDev Ontario announced a $5M investment into innovation centre ventureLAB for the creation of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, a lab and incubator hub in Markham
    The Public Health Agency of Canada will invest up to $4.5M over four years in LMC Healthcare's Diabetes Prevention Program, part of which will take place in Brampton
    The federal government, through the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) announced funding of $1M over five years to York University's bilingual campus, Glendon College, to improve training in French language health services
    Fifty new cannabis retail stores will open across the province in October: 19 in the GTA, 11 in Western Ontario, 7 in Eastern Ontario, 5 in Northern Ontario, and 8 on First Nations reserves
    Build Your Dreams (BYD) expanded its North American operations with the opening of a 45,000-sq.ft. electric bus assembly plant in Newmarket
    The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will launch a new employment services model in Muskoka-Kawarthas, Peel Region and Hamilton-Niagara in fall 2019
    Mumuso, a Korean-inspired dollar store opened in Toronto
  • Start date: 2019-06-24, End date: 2019-06-28
    Week of Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2019

    Purolator Inc. will invest $1B over the next five years, investing $330M on a new delivery hub in Toronto that will open in 2021 and an $8.5M terminal in North York that will open September 2019.
    George Brown College is partnering with the City of Toronto, MaRS Discovery District, and Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP) to create a new urban manufacturing space for entrepreneurs in Toronto
    The Government of Ontario is investing $1M through the Francophone Community Grants Program to assist in economic development and job creation across Ontario
    French skincare brand Caudalie will open a multi-level retail store and spa in Toronto
    Women's apparel shop Ricki's opened at North York's Yonge Sheppard Centre in Toronto
    The Standard, a new late hour bar, opened in Toronto's Parkdale neighborhood
    Morning Parade Coffee Bar, a new café opened in Toronto's Beach Hill neighborhood
    The Toronto District School Board will layoff about 100 staff in student support services, outdoor education, caretaking, psychological support and lunchroom supervisors
    Carrot Rewards, a health and wellness computer app, is filing for bankruptcy and closed its Toronto office
  • Start date: 2019-06-17, End date: 2019-06-21
    Week of Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019

    Mad Radish will open three new restaurants in Toronto over the rest of the year
    Hangry Pirates restaurant is opening in Oakville at the end of June
    Construction will start this summer on a six-storey parking structure at Rutherford GO station
    Canna Cabanna, a recreational cannabis retailer, opened in Toronto
    The Government of Canada is investing $10M to support a new $30M national innovation hub for collaboration on cybersecurity in Brampton. It is expected to open in 2022 and create 790 permanent skilled jobs in the city.
    Reid's Distillery, a family-run gin distillery, opened in Toronto
    The Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre, an expansion in St. Joseph's Health Centre, opened in Toronto
    The Bone & Biscuit Company, a Canadian pet food and supply retail franchise, opened a location in Oakville
    Erinoakkids Centre for Treatment and Development will layoff approximately 291 workers across three GTA locations due to funding cuts. At least 113 full-time employees will be permanently laid off, and 178 will be rehired on contracts.
    As part of restructuring to combine several agencies into the new Ontario Health organization, over 400 workers were laid off across 20 health agencies
  • Start date: 2019-06-10, End date: 2019-06-14
    Week of Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019

    A countrywide supply shortage of cannabis has spurred licensed pot producers to expand operations at more than 15 growers in Southwestern Ontario and add hundreds of jobs
    The Liquor Control Board of Ontario will open 200 new stores, known as LCBO Convenience outlets, throughout Ontario as part of the Government of Ontario's expansion plan
    The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are investing over $1M to help craft breweries in the province expand operations
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced plans to open 22 new hotels across Canada by the end of 2022, 16 of which will be in Ontario
    Graywood Developments and Alterra Group have started construction on Wonder Condos in Toronto, expected to be complete by 2020
    A clean-tech solutions company, KPM Power Inc. opened in Etobicoke
    SYNERGISTIX Health and Wellness, a clinic of osteopaths, naturopaths, and massage therapists, opened in Brampton
    Zucca's Ristorante and Pizzeria, opened its second location in Newmarket
    Oomomo, a Japanese variety store, opened their 23,000-sq-ft. flagship store in Markham
    Goh Ballet Academy is opening a location in North York with smaller programs this summer and a full annual program beginning in September
    Luxury lifestyle retailer WDLT 117 opened a storefront in Toronto
    Collège La Cité, a French language college in Ottawa, received $1.35M in funding from the Government of Canada to offer personalized coaching to Francophone entrepreneurs
    Wingporium Sports Bar opened a fifth Toronto location in Scarborough Village
    TFI International, a trucking company operating in the US and Canada, is closing their Highland Transport division on June 28, laying off about 150 people
    Leave the Pack Behind, a smoking-cessation program in Ontario for young adults, is laying off 28 employees
    The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), an organization promoting industry and academic collaboration, is laying off about 28 full-time employees
  • Start date: 2019-06-03, End date: 2019-06-07
    Week of Jun 03 - Jun 07, 2019

    Construction started on a 65,000-sq-ft. hotel in Hamilton, creating 35 full-time jobs when it opens in spring 2020. The $20M hotel development is a joint project between Sigma Group and Kothari Group.
    Bridgit Inc., a mobile application developer for the construction industry, received $750,000 from the Government of Canada to expand in Kitchener and create 12 new jobs
    The Government of Ontario is investing $3.1M in 13 agricultural companies in the northeast, creating or retaining 39 jobs
    Uride, a ride-sharing app, began service in North Bay and is looking for new drivers
    William F. White International Inc., a film and television production services company, will open its new 151,000-sq-ft. facility in Mississauga in 2020
    Dolson Public School, a public elementary school in Brampton, opened on June 6
    Nourish Moi, a vegan and gluten free restaurant, opened in Mississauga
    Pho Mid-Way, a Vietnamese and Thai restaurant opened in Mississauga
    Haight and Ashbury, a menswear clothing store, opened a location at Square One shopping centre in Mississauga
    Goodfellas, a Neapolitan wood oven pizza restaurant, opened a location in Mississauga
    SHAPED, a women's only gym, opened in Brampton
    Top Gun Burgers opened a location in the Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga
    Furla, an Italian luxury boutique store, has secured a 1,500-sq-ft. retail location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre
    The Government of Canada pledged $15M to the 50 Million Tree Program, which aims to plant 50 million trees across Ontario by 2025
  • Start date: 2019-05-27, End date: 2019-05-31
    Week of May 27 - May 31, 2019

    The Flying Squirrel, a 37,000-sq.-ft. indoor trampoline park, is scheduled to open this summer in Whitby
    All or Nothing Brewhouse relocated to Oshawa
    Square One Health Group, a medical and dental centre, opened in Mississauga
    Schomberg Community Hall, in the Township of King, will undergo $1M in renovations beginning in June. Construction is expected to take 12 months.
    Healthy Planet, a Toronto-based health and wellness retail chain, will open eight new stores this year in: Ancaster, Kitchener, Kingston, Barrie, two locations in Hamilton and two locations in Ottawa
    "Enviroplast Inc., a Montreal-based sustainability firm, received $3M from FedDev Ontario to build a recycling facility in Vaughan, creating 30 full-time jobs. It is expected to be operational by spring 2020.
    The Art Shoppe, a high end furniture store in Toronto, will close its 70,000-sq.-ft. design showroom after 83 years in business
  • Start date: 2019-05-20, End date: 2019-05-24
    Week of May 20 - May 24, 2019

    The Government of Ontario is committing $71M to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network's (EORN) project to eliminate cellular coverage gaps in the region, creating up to 3,000 jobs over 10 years
    Shopify Inc., a Canadian e-commerce company, opened a second office in Toronto with plans to hire an additional 750 employees by 2022
    Uber Technologies Inc., a transportation network company, is opening an engineering hub in Toronto, initially employing 200 workers with plans to accommodate 400 employees
    Oak + Fort, a fashion retailer, is opening a store in Markham's CF Markville Mall at the end of June
    Over the Rainbow, a Toronto-based fashion retailer, relocated to a larger location on Bloor Street West in Toronto
    Chuck's Roadhouse Bar and Grill opened a third location in Mississauga
    Starbucks opened a third location in Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre
    Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza, a Neapolitan pizza restaurant, is opening in Mississuaga's Sussex Centre at the end of May
    Construction is underway on Wish Condos, an 18 storey condominum development in Scarborough
  • Start date: 2019-05-13, End date: 2019-05-17
    Week of May 13 - May 17, 2019

    Hey Noodles restaurant opened in Mississauga
    9 Queen Chinese restaurant opened in Brampton
    The Government of Ontario is investing $20M in the construction of an Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division detachment in Mississauga, with expected completion in 2020
    Toys Toys Toys, a specialty toy store, opened in Brampton's Bramalea City Centre
    Whaley's Corners Public School opened in Brampton
    Empire Company Limited is constructing a customer fulfillment centre in Vaughan for Sobey's upcoming online grocery home delivery service; approximately 1,500 jobs will be created from the expansion
    Transcontinental Inc., a Canadian newspaper publishing and marketing company, is closing its Brampton facility by the end of 2019, affecting 125 employees
  • Start date: 2019-05-06, End date: 2019-05-10
    Week of May 06 - May 10, 2019

    Chanel, a luxury fashion and goods retailer, has opened a fragrance and beauty boutique in Toronto's Holt Renfrew Centre
    Wal-Mart Canada Corp. (Walmart) is investing over $200M in renovations for 31 stores, creating approximately 3,250 construction jobs across Canada; 17 stores in Ontario will be renovated
    The Green Goose Pub & Grill has opened in Mississauga
    Bread and Salt is opening an artisanal bakery in Mississauga in June
    The Kebab Bistro has opened in Mississauga
    Bean & Pearl Café, an artisanal bubble tea shop, has opened a second location, in Toronto's Stackt Market
    Udon Kitanoya, a noodle restaurant, has opened in Toronto
    Chick Fiesta, a halal chicken restaurant, has opened in Mississauga's Heartland Town Centre
    St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has laid off 40 clerical positions due to budget cuts
    T by Daniel, a specialty tea shop, will close its Bramalea City Centre location in Brampton at the end of May
    The Ontario Telemedecine Network, a virtual healthcare provider, has eliminated 44 jobs due to budget cuts
    GM Canada is investing $170M at its Oshawa facility, retaining 300 jobs
  • Start date: 2019-04-29, End date: 2019-05-03
    Week of Apr 29 - May 03, 2019

    Edo Japan, a teppanyaki restaurant, has opened at the Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga
    United Way Greater Toronto is investing $3.5-million over the next year towards youth employment programs in Toronto and York and Peel Regions
    Elite 6ix Bar & Grill opened in Mississauga's Streetsville neighbourhood
    Les Moulins La Fayette, a Quebec-based bakery, has opened in Mississauga
    Tier 3 Restaurant and Bar has opened in Milton
    A new Starbucks location has opened in Oakville
    The Government of Canada will invest $575,000 in Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. in Vaughan. The investment will support factory upgrades and create 15 jobs in the region.
    Greenwin Incorporated and Choice Properties REIT are planning redevelopment of surplus land in downtown Toronto, with plans for 200 affordable housing units, 700 purpose -built rental units, a daycare and retail space
    Bailey Nelson, an Australian-based optical retailer, has opened in Toronto
    Toronto-based Mobile Klinik, a smartphone repair retailer, plans to open 200 stores over the next three years in Walmart Supercentres across Canada. Of the first five stores opening, Ontario has three locations: Scarborough, Oshawa and London.
    West Corridor Constructors will begin a $639.8M reconstruction project of Highway 401 in Mississauga and Milton in late 2019, with expected completion in late 2022
    Southern Ontario Library Service will end their interlibrary loan program due to budget cuts, laying off 24 drivers
    Allen's Scottish Butchers in Toronto has closed
    Community Living North Halton and Lunchbox Café, a restaurant in Milton, have partnered to provide training for 13 adults with special needs to gain job experience in the food services industry
  • Start date: 2019-04-22, End date: 2019-04-26
    Week of Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2019

    The Government of Canada is investing $5.6M in three innovation companies in Richmond Hill, Applanix Corporation, Opus One Solutions and Hibar Systems Limited, creating 36 new jobs in the GTA
    Construction started for Durham Live, a 240-acre entertainment development in Pickering. The project includes a hotel, casino, concert venue, convention centre, movie studio and retail space with the first phase expecting to open in 2020.
    Mastermind Toys opened a store in Mississauga's Clarkson Crossing Centre plaza
    Nova Cannabis opened a retail store in Toronto on Queen St. W.
    Ever New, an Australian women's fashion retailer, will open its seventh Canadian store in Vaughan Mills in May
    Hilton's dual branded Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Brampton West and Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto Brampton opened with 220 rooms
  • Start date: 2019-04-15, End date: 2019-04-19
    Week of Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2019

    Veoneer Canada Inc., an automobile electronics manufacturer in Markham, plans to hire 300 new auto-tech positions
    Fernbrook Homes started construction on a 12-storey condo project with 200 units and retail shops in Milton. Completion is expected in 2020.
    9 Queen, a full service dine-in Chinese food restaurant, opened in downtown Brampton
    Ever New, an Australian-based clothing store, opened in Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre
    Toronto's Humber College opened the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation facility which will promote science, technology, engineering, art and math outreach with industry and community partners, and address skills gaps
  • Start date: 2019-04-08, End date: 2019-04-12
    Week of Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2019

    Thales Canada Inc. is expected to hire more than 400 employees, primarily in Burlington and Ottawa, as it builds its digital security business
    The Government of Canada and the City of Toronto is investing $1.3B in over 58,000 affordable housing units with renovations scheduled to begin in spring 2019
    Ameri, a cannabis retailer, opened in Yorkville, hiring about 20 staff
    GTA Vapes, a specialty vape retailer, opened its sixth store in Georgetown at 118 Guelph St.
    Kitchener-based Charcoal Group of Restaurants is opening new locations of Beertown Public Houses in Oakville, Toronto, Barrie and Guelph
    Canada Goose, a luxury parka retailer, will open a new location in Toronto's CF Sherway Gardens mall
  • Start date: 2019-04-01, End date: 2019-04-05
    Week of Apr 01 - Apr 05, 2019

    Construction will start in April on the CF Fairview Mall $80M revitalization project in Toronto. It will include redevelopment of existing retail space, new restaurants and improving pedestrian access.
    Stackt, a 100,000-sq.-ft. retail and community hub, opened in Toronto. The space will house retailers, restaurants and services including a brewery, a basketball court and movie screenings.
    The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. opened a retail store near Queen St. W and University Avenue in downtown Toronto hiring about 20 front-line staff
    Ganjika House, a cannabis retailer, opened on Main St. in Brampton
    RELM Cannabis Co. opened a retail store at Fairview Street and Walkers Line in Burlington
    Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre officially opened The Food District a food emporium style marketplace
    TJ Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant, opened in Port Credit
    Balena Restaurant & Karahi House, an Afghan restaurant is opening at Tenth Line West and Thomas Street in Mississauga
  • Start date: 2019-03-25, End date: 2019-03-29
    Week of Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2019

    Volvo Group opened a parts distribution centre in Milton with 38 employees, 12 more than were employed at its former Mississauga facility
    The Devil's Pulpit Golf Association in Caledon is hiring for a variety of seasonal positions 
    The South West Local Health Integration Network will receive $4M from the Government of Ontario to increase the number of personal support workers
    Jack Nathan Medical Inc. opened an 8,300-sq.-ft. multidisciplinary medical clinic inside a Walmart store in Vaughan
    Online grocery retailer Fresh City Farms Inc. opened two stores in Toronto and plans to open more locations over the next couple of years
    Endy, an online mattress retailer, will open in the Stackt marketplace in Toronto this spring 
    Elio Ristorante opened in Sutton in the Town of Georgina
    An A&W restaurant opened in East Gwillimbury
    VDL Cosmetics will open its first Canadian store in Toronto
    Tan Mujiang, a retailer of Chinese wooden combs, opened its first Canadian store in Scarborough Town Centre
    Nineteen staff were laid off at Child and Community Resources, which serves multiple communities in Northern Ontario
    Queen Video in downtown Toronto will close by the end of April
  • Start date: 2019-03-18, End date: 2019-03-22
    Week of Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2019

    A fourth Chalo! FreshCo grocery store opened in Brampton, creating over 100 jobs
    Construction is underway on a Best Western Hotel in Ajax to be completed this fall, creating more than 50 jobs
    Construction is underway on Terraces of Princess Gardens in Etobicoke, an affordable housing project by Princess Management 
    A HomeSense and Marshalls outlet store opened in Oshawa
    The Durham District School Board is undertaking several projects including constructing a youth hub at GL Roberts CVI in Oshawa, to be completed in May, and roofing projects at six schools beginning in June
    The Belgian Moon Brewery by Molson Coors Canada will open in the Stackt marketplace in Toronto this spring 
    Green Earth Stores Ltd., a specialty retailer will close 29 stores in Ontario, with the number of jobs affected unknown
  • Start date: 2019-03-11, End date: 2019-03-15
    Week of Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2019

    Alstom Canada Inc. is nearing completion on a new light rail assembly facility in Brampton, and expected to employ between 100 and 120 workers
    The North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network and the County of Simcoe's four long-term care facilities are experiencing a shortage of personal support workers
    Construction began on a six-storey apartment building in Mississauga by Starlight Group Property Holdings Inc. and is expected to be completed in 2020
    U.S.-based retailer L.L. Bean Inc. will open its first Canadian store in Oakville
    Structube, a home furnishings retailer, opened a store in Scarborough
    Market 63 by Coppa's grocery and Nonna Francesca's Ristorante opened in Toronto
    Hardy John's Bar & Grill opened in Oshawa
    Chinese value-priced retailer Ximivogue will open its first two Canadian stores in Toronto
    Software developer SAP Canada Inc. laid-off 64 employees at its offices in Toronto and Waterloo
    The Waterfront restaurant in Pickering closed on March 23
  • Start date: 2019-03-04, End date: 2019-03-08
    Week of Mar 04 - Mar 08, 2019

    Metrolinx has partnered with Woodbine Entertainment Group to build a GO Transit station, at an estimated cost between $75M and $90M next to the Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke
    Construction is underway on a 300,000-sq.-ft. retail and commercial project in Newmarket by the Rice Group
    Bittele Electronics Inc., a manufacturer of printed circuit boards, will open a new 14,000-sq.-ft. assembly plant in Markham in June
    Silicon Valley Bank, a U.S. bank specializing in lending to technology and life sciences companies, opened its Canadian headquarters in Toronto and will hire over the next few months
    Luxury brand Valentino S.p.A. opened a store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre
    Cascades Inc. will shutter tissue paper machines in Whitby and Scarborough by August, affecting 68 employees. Some employees will transfer to other operations.
    Wet 'n' Wild Toronto will hold job fairs on March 25 and April 6 for various summer employment opportunities. Applicants must pre-register for each job fair.
  • Start date: 2019-02-25, End date: 2019-03-01
    Week of Feb 25 - Mar 01, 2019

    Copper Branche Corp. plans to open five new quick-service restaurants in Ontario this year
    Soda Stream Canada will open the company's first Canadian C02 refilling centre in Mississauga in March
    Redwood Properties began construction on two high-rise residential apartment buildings in Brampton expected to be ready for occupancy in 2022
    Vaultra Asset Management Inc. is building a 100,000-sq.-ft. self-storage facility in Ajax to be completed in the fall of 2019
    Shoppers Drug Mart launched an online nutrition counselling service delivered by registered dietitians across Ontario
    F45 Training studios will open in Milton and Oakville
    The Government of Ontario will close the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre in Toronto by June 30, affecting about 10 employees
    The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth offices in Thunder Bay and Toronto will close in May when the Ontario Ombudsman assumes their duties
  • Start date: 2019-02-18, End date: 2019-02-22
    Week of Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2019

    Netflix, Inc. plans to establish a dedicated production hub in Toronto, creating up to 1,850 jobs per year
    Gordon Food Service, a foodservice distribution company, is constructing a new 342,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Ajax. The facility is scheduled to be operational by early 2020, creating 300 jobs.
    Conavi Medical Inc., a manufacturer of medical technologies, will receive over $3.9M from the Government of Canada to purchase advanced equipment and expand its facility in Toronto by 8,000-sq-ft. The company will create 61 skilled full-time jobs.
    Bluebird Self Storage opened four outlets and plans to build another six locations in the Greater Toronto Area
    Hudson's Bay Company will close all 37 Home Outfitters stores in Canada by the end of 2019, affecting close to 700 workers
    Payless ShoeSource Canada Inc., will close all of its 248 stores in Canada, affecting approximately 2,400 employees. In Ontario, the closure will impact 119 locations.
  • Start date: 2019-02-11, End date: 2019-02-15
    Week of Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2019

    The Home Depot Canada is looking to hire more than 2,400 workers for the spring/summer season across its stores in Ontario
    The Entrepreneurship Discovery and Growth Engine at Sheridan College in Mississauga will receive $1.5M from the Government of Canada to provide a broader range of support services, creating and maintaining about 70 jobs in the community
    Drone Delivery Canada will open a 16,000-sq.-ft. Commercial Operations Centre in Vaughan to host up to 25 drone operators. The facility is expected to be fully operational by third-quarter 2019.
    Construction is underway on The Well, a 3.1 million-sq.-ft. mixed-use development in downtown Toronto featuring 1,700 condominium and apartment units. Construction of the retail and office building is scheduled to be completed by fall 2021.
    The Government of Canada is investing $60M towards the construction of a 308-unit affordable housing project, Vision at Pat Bayly Square, in Ajax
    Solmar Development Corp. held a ground breaking ceremony at the site of the Edge Towers condominium project in Mississauga
    Adastra Corp., a data management and analytics firm, opened an office in downtown Toronto
    A FreshCo. grocery store opened in Toronto
    Cathy Pacific Airways Ltd., announced it will close its cabin crew base in Toronto, potentially affecting about 120 employees
  • Start date: 2019-02-04, End date: 2019-02-08
    Week of Feb 04 - Feb 08, 2019

    Daisy Intelligence, an AI software developer in Concord, will receive up to $882K from the Government of Canada, creating up to 29 highly-skilled jobs in southern Ontario
    The Lester B. Pearson Theatre in Brampton will undergo $2.6M in renovations beginning in February and expected to be completed this fall
    Lakeridge Health will receive close to $2M from the Government of Ontario for repairs and upgrades at the Ajax-Pickering General Hospital
    PCL Construction with BEUMER Group will upgrade Toronto Pearson International Airport's baggage-handling operations. Construction on the first four work packages is scheduled for completion in 2021.
    AutoPlanet Direct, an independent automotive retail dealership, will open a location in Clarington
    Magna Tyres Group, a manufacturer of off-road tires, will open a sales office in Vaughan
  • Start date: 2019-01-28, End date: 2019-02-01
    Week of Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2019

    Datto, Inc., an international cybersecurity firm, opened its Canadian headquarters in Markham with about 20 employees
    The Government of Ontario is investing up to $633M towards the construction of two new facilities at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto
    The Mon Sheong Foundation held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new $80M long-term care home in Stouffville. The six-storey, 320-bed facility is expected to open by the end of 2022.
    Italdesign Group, an Italian brand of designer home furnishings, will open a 2,500-sq.-ft. showroom in Toronto
    The former Genosha Hotel in Oshawa is being transformed into a residential building with construction expected to be completed by July
    Orangetheory Fitness plans to open three new locations in downtown Toronto in 2019
  • Start date: 2019-01-21, End date: 2019-01-25
    Week of Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2019

    Niagara University, a private American faith-based institution, opened a 12,000-sq.-ft. campus in Vaughan
    Shopify Inc. is launching Shopify Studios, a TV and film content development and production house, which will be headquartered in Toronto
    My Lauft Inc. opened a 2,400-sq.ft. flexible workspace in Newmarket the firm¿s first Canadian location
    Construction is underway on a seniors independent retirement residence in Oshawa
    The McEwan Group opened a third grocery store in Toronto
    We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym, an indoor play space for children with autism and special needs, will open in Oakville in February
    Unboxed Market, a zero-waste market store, will open in Toronto in February
    Children¿s apparel retailer Gymboree Group, Inc. will close all 49 Canadian stores
  • Start date: 2019-01-14, End date: 2019-01-18
    Week of Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2019

    Lowe's Canada is looking to hire about 2,650 full-time, part-time and seasonal staff at its stores in Ontario. The company will hold a National Hiring Day on February 23.
    Redfin Corp., an American real estate brokerage, is expanding into Canada and hiring in Toronto
    MidiCi: The Neapolitan Pizza Co., Sweet Jesus, La Carnita and The Pie Commission will be among several restaurants opening in the 34,000-sq.-ft. Food District in Mississauga this spring
    Menkes Developments Ltd., in partnership with TD Greystone Asset Management, will renovate the former Canada Permanent Trust Building in Toronto. Work on the 270,000-sq.-ft. space is expected to take between 12 and 18 months.
    The Rec Room, a 44,000-sq.-ft. entertainment complex by Cineplex Entertainment LP, is scheduled to open in Mississauga in March 
    Yang Teashop opened a second location in Toronto with plans to open two more locations in the Greater Toronto Area
    Beauty brand Morphe LLC opened a store in Mississauga
    Footwear retailer Brown Shoe Company of Canada Ltd. Inc. will open an outlet store in Halton Hills in April
    My Roti Place opened a fourth restaurant in Toronto
    A Gangster Cheese restaurant opened in Whitby
    A Copper Branch restaurant opened in Mississauga
    Hallmark Canada will exit about 20 company-owned stores across Canada in 2019 by either transitioning them to independent ownership or closing them. The loacations of the affected stores have not been identified.
  • Start date: 2019-01-07, End date: 2019-01-11
    Week of Jan 07 - Jan 11, 2019

    Muir Tapes & Adhesives Ltd. opened a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Oakville
    Igloo Food Equipment Co., a supplier of restaurant equipment and small wares, opened a 20,000-sq.-ft. location in Scarborough 
    Construction began on an extension of Toronto¿s underground PATH walking network scheduled to be completed in April 2020
    Construction is underway on Cineplex Inc.¿s Whitby Playdium, a 36,000-sq.-ft. entertainment complex scheduled to be completed in late summer 2019
    Pilteq Inc., a manufacturer of acoustic equipment, opened an expanded facility in Vaughan, creating 62 skilled jobs
    Fashion retailer Uniqlo will open two new stores in Oshawa and Newmarket this spring
    Mold Hotrunner Solutions Inc., a manufacturer of injection moulding systems in Halton Hills, expects to increase production and expand its workforce in the areas of assembly, machining, engineering and design
    Stackt, a marketplace constructed out of shipping containers, is scheduled to open in Toronto in spring 2019 and will feature about 30 businesses
    Lawyers & Lattes Legal Café opened in Toronto
    RPM Distribution, a distributor of vinyl recordings to independent music retailers, closed in Concord
    Fashion retailers Hugo Boss Canada Inc. and J. Crew Group, Inc. will each close a store in Toronto in January. Hugo Boss will re-open its store in the Yorkdale shopping centre.
    The ServiceOntario office in Georgetown will close effective February 15
    Wal-Mart Canada Corp. will close its store at the Cedarbrae Mall in Scarborough at the end of January. Employees are being offered comparable positions within the company.
    York Regional Police will hold recruitment sessions on February 5 and March 6 in East Gwillimbury
  • Start date: 2018-12-24, End date: 2018-12-28
    Week of Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2018

    UBER Advanced Technologies Group will double its AI research team to 100 in 2019. The office will relocate to the Bathurst College Centre in Toronto currently under construction by RioCan.
  • Start date: 2018-12-17, End date: 2018-12-21
    Week of Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2018

    Amazon Canada opened their new Toronto office in December, creating about 600 high-tech engineering jobs
    The Government of Ontario hired 53 new correctional officers for deployment into 15 adult correctional facilities across the province
    The City of Toronto is accepting summer job applications for camps, aquatic programs and various recreation programs until early February 2019
    EllisDon Corporation was awarded a $239M construction contract for the Rutherford GO station in Vaughan. Construction will start this spring and be complete by 2023.
    Minto Communities Canada started construction on 53 single-family homes in Etobicoke and is expected to be complete in spring 2019
    Construction started on a six-storey Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Aurora and is expected to open early 2020.
    Japanese-style retailer, Oomomo, opened a location on Don Mills Road in Toronto with a Markham store set to open in spring 2019
    The Sweet Oven Inc., a Barrie-based bakery, will open two new locations, one in Orillia and one in Toronto, in early 2019
    The Toronto Catholic District School Board will layoff 95 part-time student workers
    Pusateri's Fine Foods closed their Oakville location at the end of December. Affected employees will have the opportunity to relocate to other Pusateri locations.
    Lbs., a Toronto seafood restaurant, will close at the end of December after two years in business
    Toronto's Bathurst Bowlerama closed in December after 56 years in business
    General Motors of Canada Ltd. identified 300 openings for auto technicians at GM dealerships and 100 jobs at other GM facilities in Ontario for its affected employees in Oshawa
  • Start date: 2018-12-10, End date: 2018-12-14
    Week of Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018

    Oakville Place will be adding several new food offerings including Kernels Popcorn, Yogen Fruz and Pitalite, in the coming months
    Five restaurants opened new locations in Toronto: Bar Buca, Cantina Mercatto, Coffee Oysters Champagne, Donna's and Neruda
    The Town of Newmarket will install a new public art installation known as Newmarket's Community Living Room. It is expected to be complete in summer 2019.
    MINISO, a Japanese lifestyle brand and Chinese variety retailer, will open a location in Oakville Place in early 2019
    Italian luxury clothing brand, Ermenegildo Zegna, opened a standalone store on Bloor Street West in Toronto
    Furnace Room Brewery opened in Georgetown in December
    The Queensway Rotisserie and Grill in Etobicoke permanently closed in December after 37 years in business
  • Start date: 2018-12-03, End date: 2018-12-07
    Week of Dec 03 - Dec 07, 2018

    TJX Companies, Inc. opened a Marshalls fashion retail store in Bradford
    Two new restaurants, La Carnita and Sweet Jesus, will open at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga in spring 2019
    Firehouse Subs, a sub sandwich shop, opened in Brampton
    Lindt Chocolate Shop opened a flagship store at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto
    Crabtree & Evelyn, a beauty and home products retailer, filed for bankruptcy, resulting in the closure of their 11 stores in Ontario
    Martinrea International Inc. announced it would close its plant in Ajax in 2020 as the location supplies the GM Oshawa Assembly Plant, affecting about 77 workers
    Norpak Custom Packaging, a subsidized packaging business that employed workers with intellectual disabilities, closed at the end of November
    Playbox Children Centre daycare in Georgetown closed
  • Start date: 2018-11-26, End date: 2018-11-30
    Week of Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2018

    Bruce Power Limited Partnership will create 2000 skilled trade jobs by January 2020 as the Unit 6 Major Component Replacement project begins. The project value is over $2B and is expected to last 46 months.
    Excavation started for the $1.2B Toronto Port Lands flood protection project, creating an estimated 1,500 jobs during the cleanup and development phases
    Accenture, a consulting firm, opened an innovation hub in Toronto with 300 workers, and plans to add 800 technology jobs across Canada by 2020
    SNC-Lavalin and Eclipse Automation Inc. secured a $33M production tooling contract to support Bruce Power's fuel channel and feeder replacement project. Manufacturing will take place in Mississauga and will be completed by September 2019.
    The food court at Toronto's Union Station opened with ten food vendors
    Three new restaurants, Copper Branch, Starbucks and Edo Japan, will open at Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga
    Blyth Academy, a private experiential learning high school, opened in Etobicoke
    General Motors of Canada Company will close their Oshawa plant in 2019 resulting in 2,500 layoffs
    Maple Leaf Foods Inc., will close its Toronto, Brampton and St. Mary's facilities by 2022, and consolidate its operations at a new $660M facility in London by 2025. The new facility will create 1,450 jobs and lead to a net reduction of about 300 jobs.
  • Start date: 2018-11-19, End date: 2018-11-23
    Week of Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2018

    A $230M investment into the Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster by the federal government, matched by the private sector, is projected to create more than 13,500 jobs over the next 10 years
    Construction on the new $200M United Parcel Service (UPS) facility began in Caledon, with expected completion in late 2020
    A new community centre and an affordable housing complex for seniors is under construction in Toronto, with expected completion in spring 2020
    Restaurant chain Ruth's Chris Steak House opened a location in Markham
    YouthLink, a facility for homeless youth, will open in Scarborough in February 2019
    David's Bridal will open their 12th Canadian store in Vaughan at the end of December
    Torstar Corporation eliminated 13 jobs in its StarMetro department in Toronto
  • Start date: 2018-11-12, End date: 2018-11-16
    Week of Nov 12 - Nov 16, 2018

    The Toronto Police Service plans to add 175 officers by the end of this year
    A McDonald's opened in Scarborough, employing 150 staff
    The federal government will spend $88.6M to build and repair police stations in First Nation and Inuit communities over seven years
    Cactus Club Café, a restaurant chain, opened its second Ontario location at CF Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke
    A $25M expansion of the Ottawa International Airport terminal is scheduled to begin in spring 2019, part of a five-year $45M transformation project
    Nestlé Canada Inc. will close their Purina PetCare Company, a pet food manufacturer in Mississauga, in 2019 as operations are moved to the U.S., affecting 87 employees
  • Start date: 2018-11-05, End date: 2018-11-09
    Week of Nov 05 - Nov 09, 2018

    Construction began on the new Agincourt and Milliken GO Stations in Scarborough. The Agincourt Station is expected to be complete in 2020 while the Milliken Station will be done in 2021.
    Construction began on the new $12M North York Women's Shelter, with expected completion in summer 2019
    UL CLEB, a company offering building science and building envelope testing services, opened a new facility in Toronto
    T&T Supermarket, an Asian grocery store, opened in Aurora
    Matt & Nat, an accessory fashion brand, opened two new standalone stores in Toronto at CF Sherway Gardens and Square One Shopping Centre
  • Start date: 2018-10-29, End date: 2018-11-02
    Week of Oct 29 - Nov 02, 2018

    Toronto Premium Outlets will open a new expansion in mid-November, adding over 40 new stores and a full-service Madison's Restaurant and Bar
    Collège Boréal, a French language college from Sudbury, announced the start of construction on its $21.7M Toronto campus. The college is expected to open by 2020 or early 2021.
    Peloton Interactive, Inc., a fitness and technology company, opened a retail location in downtown Toronto, and is opening two more locations at Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Square One in Mississauga
    Leo Baeck Day School, a private Jewish school, is closing its York Region Campus due to declining enrolment
  • Start date: 2018-10-22, End date: 2018-10-26
    Week of Oct 22 - Oct 26, 2018

    Think Research Corp., a digital health care provider, is expanding to a new location in downtown Toronto and will increase their staff from 220 to over 500 once the move is complete
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Canada Aerospace (MHICA), an aerospace manufacturer, is expanding their Mississauga facility with completion expected in November 2019
    Dymon Storage Corp. plans to open 18 new storage facilities in Ottawa and the Greater Toronto Area by 2021
    AirRiderz opened a 30,000-sq.-ft. trampoline park in Vaughan
    Almond Butterfly, a gluten-free café and bakeshop, is opening their second location in Toronto in April 2019; with plans to open more locations over the next few years
    iQ Food Co., a healthy casual dining restaurant, opened their flagship location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto
  • Start date: 0028-04-09, End date: 0028-04-13
    Week of Apr 09 - Apr 13, 0028

    Mad Radish, a chain of salad-based restaurants out of Ottawa, opened its first location in Toronto  

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