Microsoft Canada Moving HQ to Toronto Core

On September 11, 2018, Microsoft Canada President Kevin Peesker announced that Microsoft Canada’s headquarters will be moving to a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Toronto’s South Core. The facility, located at 81 Bay Street, will span 132,000 square feet across four floors of CIBC Square, and include new greenspace, amenities, and a Microsoft Technology Centre augmented with learning spaces aimed at Canadian school-aged youth. This represents another major step forward for Toronto, which is already gaining increased recognition as a technological hub on both the national and international scale. It’s also part of Microsoft’s growing investment in Canadian tech, including growing their R&D operations in Vancouver and Montreal, putting $2M towards helping Canadian developers and data scientists update their skills, and contributing $10M towards the Cascadia Innovation Corridor.