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New Toronto Inc Partnership Established to Elevate Toronto's Global Reach & Impact

Jan De Silva, Leigh Smout, Mayor John Tory and other business leaders announce Toronto Inc

June 21, 2022 (TORONTO)  A new partnership among key economic development organizations will help elevate the Toronto Region’s story globally and drive awareness and business to the city.

Today Destination Toronto, Toronto Global and the Toronto Region Board of Trade jointly announced the formation of the Toronto Inc partnership, alongside Mayor John Tory and the City of Toronto, to deepen collaboration and ensure the Toronto Region’s story reaches the right audiences with the greatest impact in markets around the world.

While each organization has a distinct mandate they have a shared audience, all are actively engaged in promoting the Toronto Region globally as a place to invest, meet, visit, trade and maximize business opportunities. Through the new partnership, the organizations formalize a growing collaboration to undertake joint sales missions in key international markets, jointly elevate the region’s profile at major events in the city, and align strategically on a compelling narrative for Toronto.  

“Toronto has a remarkable story to share with people from all over the world. The growth we are experiencing is catching the attention of people, businesses, and investors from all over the world. This new partnership between Destination Toronto, Toronto Global and the Toronto Region Board of Trade will help us share this story on a global stage and make a further impact. I want to thank all of our partners so far for their efforts in helping us grow this city and for this new collaboration that will undoubtedly bring more investments and jobs to Toronto," said Mayor John Tory.

The announcement was made on site at the Collision conference, in a shared Toronto Pavilion jointly produced by the City of Toronto Economic Development and the Toronto Inc partners.

“Moments like Collision are vitally important opportunities to showcase the compelling opportunity in Toronto, and the impact is far greater when we are unified in delivering that message,” said Jan De Silva, President and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade

“The Toronto Region’s leadership position in key sectors from tech and AI to advanced manufacturing to finance and life sciences creates the opportunity to attract business leaders and investment from around the world. Toronto Global represents the entire region in attracting international businesses. These partnerships make that offering even more compelling by strengthening our international voice and showcasing a community that is working together,” said Stephen Lund, President and CEO of Toronto Global.

“The desirability of Toronto as a place to do business spans multiple planes of economic development. When global business leaders recognize how extensive the opportunities are in Toronto, more of them will choose to hold major meetings here, invest here, attract new talent to move here, and help Toronto companies reach global markets,” said Scott Beck, President and CEO of Destination Toronto.

The Toronto Inc partnership is managed through a working group of the three organizations and other community partners. Destination Toronto, Toronto Global and the Toronto Region Board of Trade have all committed to mount strategic activations that promote the Toronto region. 

About Toronto Region Board of Trade

The Toronto Region Board of Trade is one of the largest and most influential business chambers in North America and is a catalyst for the region’s economic agenda. We pursue policy change to drive the growth and competitiveness of the Toronto region and facilitate market opportunities with programs, partnerships and connections to help our members succeed – domestically and internationally.

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Andrew Perez, Media Relations Manager