The Green Market Acceleration Program (GMAP) provides local firms and foreign investors with an opportunity to collaborate with the City of Toronto in order to accelerate the development and commercialization of made-in-Toronto green technologies.

Participants accepted into GMAP will gain controlled access to City-owned infrastructure and assets (ie. buildings, streets, vehicles, water) for applied research, proof of concept and demonstration pilots for their new green technologies during the early stages of product development.

Green Market Acceleration Program process flow from left to right includes these phases of the program: 1) idea 2) applied research 3) design 4) proof of concept testing 5) analyze 6) demonstrate 7) bring to market.

GMAP participants will also have access to City staff knowledge and use of the City of Toronto as a reference when marketing their products and services locally and globally.

By supporting innovation and commercialization within the green economy, GMAP will also:

  • Accelerate job growth in Toronto’s green sector
  • Develop, attract and retain green sector talent and business
  • Boost market development including international trade for local green companies
  • Generate local and global partnerships
  • Create competitive advantages for Toronto’s green companies
  • Attract investment to Toronto firms