Toronto-based global technology company Thomson Reuters this week announced the opening of a new centre in the downtown area of the city.
Located at 19 Duncan Street, the new centre has been designed to meet the demands of “the future of work.”
Situated amongst the company’s legal, tax, corporate, government, and academic customers, the new centre is set to serve as a “major product innovation hub” for the Canadian company, according to a statement.
The hub, adorned by the historic Southam Press Building’s heritage façade, boasts an environment focused on sustainability and the intersection of people and technology, according to Mary Alice Vuicic, chief people officer for Thomson Reuters.
“When planning the design of our new Toronto centre, we took the time to thoughtfully consult with our teammates,” said Vuicic stated. “We concluded that our new centre should prioritize human experience and symbolize our unique culture.”
The new centre features a range of dedicated spaces for team collaboration, including project team rooms, quiet rooms, wellness rooms, and an outdoor meeting space. Additionally, an adjoining residential tower features a fitness area.
“Our Toronto centre is an environment that will foster community and the growth of our teammates,” says Vuicic. “We believe this space embodies the future of work—and the future of professionals.”
The centre aims to unite teams from Reuters’ news bureau, editorial, sales, and corporate functions alongside hundreds of technologists, product managers, engineers, and product designers under the leadership of David Wong, Chief Product Officer, and Shawn Malhotra, Global Head of Engineering.
“Thomson Reuters is one of the largest global technology companies headquartered in Canada,” noted Wong. “Working alongside members of our global leadership team and our customers at our new Toronto centre, our product, technology, and design teams will have high visibility into our global business and will continue to have great career path choices as they build and deliver the products that power the world’s most informed professionals.”
Projects for Wong and Malhotra’s unified team to work on include further leveraging the power of AI.
Thomson Reuters has decades of experience innovating artificial intelligence products such as Westlaw Precision and Document Intelligence. Toronto’s product innovation hub will continue to harness the power of AI, according to a statement from the firm.
Within Canada, Thomson Reuters currently employees roughly 1,300 people. The company is actively hiring for three dozen roles in Canada, many of which are technology-related positions.
Last year, Thomson Reuters unveiled flexible working policies. Vuicic said that Thomson Reuters “has always been a leader in work-life balance.”
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