Today, Microsoft was joined by Mayor John Tory to celebrate the official opening of its new Canadian headquarters in Toronto and significant investments the company has made over the past four years across Canada.
Located at CIBC Square (81 Bay Street), the new 132,000 square foot facility spans four floors and comes equipped with cutting-edge workplace technology and state-of-the-art amenities including Microsoft’s first-of-its-kind Data Innovation Centre of Excellence (DICE).
“The official opening of Microsoft’s new downtown headquarters is the next milestone in our city’s continued growth as one the leading technology hubs in North America.We’re so pleased to see this new Microsoft office opening. It will mean more innovation across Toronto’s world class network of universities, start-ups and incubators – all of which will help us continue our strong economic recovery from the pandemic,” shared John Tory, Mayor of Toronto.
The headquarters serves as a hub for Microsoft employees, customers, partners and startups to collaborate, experiment and drive innovation, accelerating growth across Canada’s tech ecosystem from coast-to-coast.
In addition to the launch of its new headquarters, Microsoft unveiled new research from EY regarding the company’s impact on the Canadian economy.
Among the research findings, Microsoft and its ecosystem, which includes more than 15,000 partners and substantial cloud infrastructure accounts for nearly 300,000 Canadian jobs and contributes more than $37 billion to Canada’s GDP.