News Release
June 20, 2022

Collision, North America’s fastest-growing technology conference, is returning in-person in Toronto starting today through Thursday, June 23 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. The four-day event is the largest international in-person gathering in Toronto in more than two years.

In recognition of Collision, Mayor Tory has also proclaimed June 20 to 24 Digital Infrastructure Week, a week dedicated to learning more about the digital infrastructure that is increasingly used to deliver services, perform data-driven asset management, help manage public resources efficiently, and inform decision-making at the City.

The City of Toronto pavilion at Collision will open tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, with Mayor John Tory, partners and tech stakeholders in attendance to foster new opportunities for businesses in Toronto.

This major international conference will help Toronto:

  • Engage with potential foreign direct investors who are considering relocating or expanding operations within Toronto and Canada, to generate local tech jobs , promote international trade and partnerships with Toronto and Canadian companies to encourage local business growth and opportunities
  • Encourage venture capitalist investment in Toronto and Canadian companies to support startups and drive innovation
  • Promote the Toronto and Canadian innovation ecosystem to foster growth, innovation and global networks.

More than 35,000 attendees are expected to convene at the Enercare Centre, in addition to more than 900 speakers, 1,500 startups, 1,200 journalists, and 850 investors from more than 140 countries. More than 120 trade delegations will participate in Collision to explore business opportunities with an international audience.

Collision brings together the people and companies from the global technology industry. The conference is part of a series of technology conferences that include Web Summit in Europe and RISE in Hong Kong.

Since the pandemic, Collision has been hosted online twice, bringing 25,000 and 40,000 attendees respectively to network on its proprietary platform. Hosting Collision will continue to build on the momentum of the Toronto region’s technology industry.

The Toronto region ranks as the largest tech sector in Canada and the third-largest in North America. The sector is fueled by 270,000 skilled workers in Toronto, with an additional 380,000 workers in non-tech occupations within the tech sector such as sales, administration, business operations, finance and marketing.

More information about Collision is available on the Collision conference website.


“On behalf of the City of Toronto and Toronto City Council, I want to thank attendees for coming to Toronto and to Collision – North America’s fastest growing tech conference. This event is an important opportunity for people to engage with decision-makers, learn more about Canada’s innovation community, and see firsthand why Toronto’s tech community is the fastest growing in North America. We are ready to welcome back more major in-person events this summer and I’m delighted that Collision will bring more than 35,000 visitors to Toronto to experience and enjoy our city.”
– Mayor John Tory

“I am pleased to welcome the Collision 2022 to our city. The event will enable us to showcase Toronto and our thriving technology community to leaders in the global technology sector. The conference will introduce our great city to attendees, speakers, journalists, investors and unicorn companies from more than 140 countries.”
– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

“There isn’t a hotel room left in the city as thousands of the leading CEOs, founders investors and journalists fly from around the world to Toronto this week including our highest number of women-led startups ever. Events at this scale aren’t possible without a partnership with the City and Mayor Tory’s team has been incredible. These things require a lot of coordination with so many different partners across the city and Mayor Tory has been leading from the front.”
– Paddy Cosgrave, founder and CEO, Collision

“We are excited to welcome over 35,000 attendees to Toronto for Collision, including global tech leaders, a diverse roster of startups and journalists from around the world that cover the tech industry. Collision will showcase Toronto’s diversity and strategic importance as the third largest tech sector in North America, bringing an estimated $41 million in impact to the city’s visitor economy.”
– Scott Beck, CEO and President of Destination Toronto

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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