Here’s Why Toronto Is A Growing Hub For All Things Tech

April 10, 2022
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Toronto has always been a powerhouse when it comes to business and industry. But in recent years, the city has seen a surge in its technology sector, and Toronto is now considered one of the top tech hubs in North America. The city proudly hosts multiple tech conferences per year and is home to some of the world's most prominent companies in the technology sector. If you are passionate about technology, Toronto is the place to be!


Toronto hosts numerous technology conferences annually. 2022 highlights include: 
  • TECHSPO Toronto 2022 Technology Expo
  • Collison | Toronto
  • Canadian Channel Partners Conference 2022
  • Futurist Conference
  • iTech Toronto

TECHSPO Toronto 2022 Technology Expo

Be sure to check out the return of this popular expo on May 12 and 13 at 525 Bay Street in the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, just 2.5 kilometers from Yorkville condos for sale. The seventh annual TECHSPO Expo will share innovations in advertising and marketing technology, mobile, web, and software as a service. Enjoy technology training sessions and networking lunches on both days of the expo. Exhibitors include Act-On Software, AIChat, AMA Los Angeles, and more. Tickets are available online.

Collison | Toronto

Billed as the Olympics for technology, Collision will return from June 20-23 at the Enercare Centre at 100 Princes Boulevard Unit 1 in Toronto, approximately 9 kilometers from houses for sale in Rosedale via Lake Shore Boulevard West. Speakers for 2022 have not yet been announced, but last year's included renowned actor Ryan Reynolds, CEO of Wikipedia Katherine Maher, Global CMO of Amazon Prime Video & Amazon Studios Ukonwa Ojo, and many more. Conference topics cover all things tech, so you are guaranteed to find at least one session that appeals to you. Tickets may be booked online and range from CA$445 to $9,495.

Canadian Channel Partners Conference 2022

The Canadian Channel Partners Conference
offers online and in-person options on May 18 and 19, 2022. In-person sessions are at the Paramount EventSpace at 222 Rowntree Dairy Road in Vaughan, Ontario, approximately 30 minutes from Yorkville condos. This year's event focuses on growing cloud, cybersecurity and IT, and telecom business in a way that braces for whatever next "new normal" companies, consultants, and vendors may have to face. Tickets may be purchased online for approximately CA$60 to CA$240.

Futurist Conference

The Futurist Conference
will run from August 9-10, 2022, at the Rebel Entertainment Complex at 11 Polson Street, approximately 7 kilometers from Yorkville condos via Bay Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East. The conference focuses on AI, blockchain, cryptocurrency, the metaverse and NFTs, decentralized finance (DeFi), decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO), digital identity and privacy, gaming, and more. Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite.

iTech Toronto

returns on May 10 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. As one of the best-known IT conferences in Canada, iTech offers education sessions, professional keynote speeches, live demonstrations, opportunities to network with other tech professionals, and more. Register online in advance or at the event site on conference day.


Toronto hosts numerous technology company headquarters and additional offices from big names like Cisco, CloudFlare, DoorDash, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, TikTok, Twitter, and WattPad.


A major worldwide player in networking technology, the Cisco Toronto Innovation Labs are located at 88 Queens Quay West, approximately 4.5 kilometers from Yorkville condos. As of the end of February 2022, Cisco had 25 openings at its Toronto office.


Known as one of the largest networks in the world, Cloudflare announced its opening of a Canadian office back in April of 2021. The new location will focus on Customer Success, Engineering, Marketing, Research and Development, Partnerships, and Sales. For open positions in Toronto, check the website.


DoorDash announced the opening of a corporate office in Toronto in May of 2021, the company's first international engineering office. DoorDash Technologies is located at 171 East Liberty Street, approximately 20 minutes from houses for sale in Rosedale. Check out open positions online.


Facebook has its Canadian headquarters on the 12th floor of the Mars Discovery District West Tower, approximately 2 kilometers from Yorkville condos. The popular social media platform lists Toronto openings online and is hiring for 51 positions as of February 2022.


LinkedIn is an incredibly well-known professional networking site. The Toronto office can be found at 250 Yonge Street #2500, approximately 3 kilometers from Yorkville condos. Open positions with LinkedIn are listed online.


Microsoft is one of the world's best-known software companies. It has its Canadian headquarters at Toronto's Dominion Centre, located at 222 Bay Street #1201, approximately five kilometers from houses for sale in Rosedale. As of February 28, Microsoft had 48 job openings for the Toronto headquarters.


TikTok, a short-form video platform, increased in popularity exponentially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Toronto office is located in Liberty Village, approximately 6 kilometers from Yorkville condos. TikTok had 20 openings for the Toronto office as of February 2022.


Arguably the world's most popular social networking platform, Twitter has an engineering office in Toronto at 901 King Street West, approximately 8 kilometers from houses for sale in Rosedale via Jarvis Street and Richmond Street East. On February 28, 2022, Twitter had 73 openings for its Toronto office.


A storytelling platform famous for fanfics and original stories, Wattpad joined the Naver and WEBTOON comics brands in 2021. WEBTOON Studios has openings at the Toronto headquarters as of February 2022. Wattpad HQ is located at 36 Wellington Street East, approximately 4.5 kilometers from Yorkville condos.

As you can see from the above overview of Toronto conferences and companies, Toronto is a significant player in the tech industry. Toronto offers ample opportunity to grow and develop your skills for technology developers and tech enthusiasts. The city is home to some of the biggest names in tech, and you can be sure to find plenty of job openings in the field. Additionally, Toronto hosts numerous technology conventions and events throughout the year, providing ample opportunity to network with other tech professionals.

If you're looking for a city that is constantly buzzing with activity in the tech world, Toronto is the place for you. For assistance with navigating the Toronto real estate market, reach out to local realtor Andy Taylor today!