Google continues to expand its footprint on Canadian soil with the expansion of three massive new offices, two of which will be in Ontario and a third in Quebec.
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Our fine city will be home to one of the province's new spaces, setting up shop on King Street East, while the other two offices will open in Waterloo and Montreal.
This comes nineteen years after Google opened the doors to its first office in Toronto, which only had one salesperson at the time. Today, the tech giant employs over 1,500 people across its current Canadian offices, including engineers, sales leaders, and AI researchers.
When the three new offices are finished being built in 2022, Google says its Canadian offices will accommodate up to 5,000 employees.
Renderings of new Google Canada offices in Waterloo, Toronto, and Montreal
The new Toronto digs will be located at 65 King East, occupying 400,000-sq.ft of office space across 18 floors in the city's newest, "next-generation" office development.
“We are extremely pleased to announce that 100% of the office floors of 65 King East are now leased to Google: one of the most prominent, influential and well-recognized companies in the world," said Dean Cutting, a partner of Carttera, a Canadian real estate investment fund manager and developer.
"Our vision for 65 King East has always been to combine innovative office architecture and an employee-centric workplace design with a dynamic, forward-thinking organization. Google truly recognizes how 65 King East promotes sustainability, employee wellness, collaboration, productivity and health,” said Cutting.
“The fact that Google made a long-term commitment to our project is a testament that we are leading the future of innovative office design. We look forward to a long-term collaborative relationship with Google for many years to come.”
With proximity to the TTC and Union Station, the King East office building will also feature over 18,000-sq.ft of outdoor terraces, 196 bike stalls, and 10,675-sq.ft of retail space, while also incorporating smart building technologies and sustainability. With Wired Score Gold already accomplished, 65 King East has been designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, according to Carterra.