A new one-million square foot Amazon facility will bring more than 600 full-time jobs to Scarborough.

“We’re excited to welcome Amazon’s first fulfillment centre in the City of Toronto and the more than 600 new, good jobs that will be created in Scarborough,” Toronto Mayor John Tory said as the announcement was made on Monday.

Tory added that the announcement follows Amazon’s trend of investing in Toronto’s workforce.

The facility is Amazon’s 12th fulfillment centre in Canada, and seventh in the province of Ontario.

Premier Doug Ford said “business is booming in Ontario” and this announcement follows suit.

“We welcome Amazon’s continued investment in our province, and we will continue to make Ontario the best place for businesses to invest, grow and create jobs for people.”

Along with the new facility in Scarborough and the pre-existing centres across the province, Amazon has two tech hub locations in Toronto.

“We’re excited about our growth in Toronto, which gives us the opportunity to better serve our customers in the region,” Amazon’s Vibhore Arora said.

“The Greater Toronto Area has a talented workforce.”

Toronto was on the short list to host the company’s next headquarters, but lost out to New York City and Arlington, Va.

Published from CTV News on September 23, 2019 by Kayla Goodfield