Friday, 6 February 2015

Waterfront Toronto and Menkes Launch Waterfront Innovation Centre

Waterfront Toronto and Menkes Developments Ltd. (Menkes) are proud to announce the launch of an innovation centre which will bring more than 2,000 employees to Toronto's waterfront. This cutting-edge workplace represents the next evolution in commercial office development and will reinvent how employees work together in Toronto's rapidly evolving creative and technology sectors – including advanced visualization and interactive digital media, film and TV production.
After an open and competitive selection process, Waterfront Toronto chose Menkes to develop the Waterfront Innovation Centre, a 350,000 square foot, uniquely designed commercial space located next to Canada's Sugar Beach in the new East Bayfront community. This important private-sector development will generate high-value employment on former industrial lands and support the emergence of East Bayfront as a prime waterfront live-work-play community within minutes of Union Station. The centre will also act as a catalyst for additional employment and economic development in the area.
At the heart of the Waterfront Innovation Centre is the waterfront-wide ultra-high-speed broadband fibre-optic network– a private sector initiative that is delivering Internet connection speeds exponentially faster than the North American average. Future tenants of the Waterfront Innovation Centre will benefit from this network – one of Toronto's fastest and most economical – to support their work in data-intensive industries.  

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