Toronto with its surrounding region has one of Canada’s top aerospace sectors, based on employment and economic contribution. With a workforce of 20,000 professionals focused on systems engineering, equipment production and integration, the sector adds more than $1B in annual wages to the region’s economy.
- Centennial College
- Ontario Manufacturing Learning Consortium
- Ryerson University
- University of Toronto
- York University
- Celestica Aerospace – Manufacturing services provider to the aerospace industry, including design, engineering, manufacture and after-sales support of applications.
- MaRS Innovation – Non-profit organization that acts on behalf its 15 members – including Toronto’s top universities, institutions, research institutes and the MaRS Discovery District – to bring the most promising research breakthroughs to market.
- ReMap – Network of partners from across Canada (startups, small-medium enterprises, large organizations and leading research institutions) that accelerates the commercialization of electronics products.
- Start@UTIAS – Entrepreneurial incubation program at University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies that promotes the creation of business startups.
- York Entrepreneruship Development Institute (YEDI) – Non-profit organization whose mission is to provide top-tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry.
Aerospace Campus Working Group
Supported by Toronto City Council, this partnership of key aerospace sector stakeholders is working to create a major hub for the Canadian industry at the Downsview Aerospace Campus in Toronto. Phase 1 of the project began with the construction of Centennial College’s new $72-milllion aerospace facility (scheduled to open September 2018). Future phases include the relocation of the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies, an innovation centre, and space for the industrial supply chain. See background information.