GM Canada plans new “Toronto Mobility Campus”

Seven-acre space to house R&D facilities, electric car sales office and "innovations in mobility" experience.

0 April 26, 2016

GM Canada has purchased a site for its new “Toronto GM Mobility Campus” located in southeast Toronto.

GM Carlisle Mobility campus

Stephen Carlisle, General Motors of Canada (photo credit: GM)

The automaker confirmed that it has completed its purchase of 721 Eastern Avenue, a seven acre site it plans to develop as a multi-use facility comprised of office space, research & development facilities, GM vehicle sales and services including sales of electric vehicles and a public experience centre featuring innovations in mobility.

“We are very excited to be bringing GM Canada back into downtown Toronto with a future-oriented approach that will engage the community, universities, our customers and many other partners in the exciting transformations taking place in the automotive industry today,” said Steve Carlisle, president and managing director of General Motors of Canada.

GM Canada is working in close partnership with Cinespace, the former owners of the site, to ensure a smooth transition for the property by collaborating with the film industry, the city and the local community.

“This is a major investment in our community by GM,” said Paula Fletcher, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth. “We have fought long and hard for good jobs in our community and this will attract engineering, professional, high-paying jobs to this campus.”

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