Attracting key industries and accelerating investment in commercial development helps to boost growth and foster employment.
This effort accommodates and creates new jobs.

Commercial hubs attract the right industry to locations that will promote employment in that geographic area.

Employment, Toronto employment, development for employment

We aim to attract key industries outlined by economic development initiatives of the City of Toronto.

By incorporating office, retail and industrial spaces, as well as creating commercial nodes, we hope accelerate employment for the City.

Employment comes in the form of commercial space that is created within a new development, as well in the jobs that are created from its construction.

When fully developed, the construction of the 15 projects sold will generate approximately:

sq. ft. of commercial space*
employees accommodated within the City*

When fully developed, the construction of properties within our portfolio will generate approximately:

sq. ft. of commercial space*
dollars in labour income in Toronto**
employees accommodated within the City*
persons years of employment**

*Data reflected from approximate estimates from projects sold and/or the full development of projects Build Toronto is managing as at December 31, 2015. As reflected in Build Toronto’s 2015 Annual Review.
**Data reflected from approximate estimates from the full development of projects within Build Toronto’s Strategic Plan. 

With its renewed focus, Build Toronto is delivering what the City has asked and then some. In addition to providing their largest dividend to date, of $25 million, Build Toronto has helped to secure hundreds of new affordable homes, new parkland, new childcare space, a new YMCA and more. As we move forward, we need to lead with Build Toronto’s strong foundation of finding a balance between financial and City-Building returns to ensure we make our City thrive.

– Councillor David Shiner (Ward 24 Willowdale), Chair of the Build Toronto Board and Planning, and Growth Management Committee Chair

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