"As Google's footprint continues to stretch across the globe, there is no better time for the heavyweight tech giant to up their Canadian presence than now. Google revealed Thursday that it will build three massive facilities; one being in Toronto at 65 King Street E, another in Waterloo, across from its current space on Breithaupt Street, and lastly in Montreal at 425 Viger Ave.
Once construction is complete, these new offices will accommodate 5,000 Google employees while Waterloo's location will exclusively serve as Canada's first Google Startup Accelerator. The move by Google to expand in the GTA and Montreal shows the tech sector here is globally significant in addition to the spokesperson for Google Canada's Engineering, Steve Woods, calling Waterloo one of the densest start-up ecosystems on the planet.
If you haven't been following the growing tech industry in the GTA, it might seem like Google has shown up on local soil out of the blue. However, they have been in Canada since 2001 with their first office in Toronto. Not to mention, Googe's sister company, Sidewalk Labs, recently reached an agreement with the Quayside Project to create the world's first technology-driven community along Toronto's Eastern Waterfront."