Last week, BuzzFeed announced plans to open an editorial office in Toronto. This week, it’s Amazon that has decided to expand its operations and set up a larger shop in Canada’s most populous city.
The Seattle-based company, who started out as an online bookstore recently ventured into smartphones, groceries and is exploring delivery service by drones, plans to move from its current Toronto office to occupy five floors in a 127,000-square-foot space at 120 Bremner Blvd, which is located in the financial district.
The office will employ software developers, engineers, and programmers and has the capacity to house 800 employees. The company currently has 94 open positions for the Toronto area. Amazon declined to comment on the move or the terms of the lease, but Eamonn Murphy, EVP at Jones Lang LaSalle, stated, “As tech companies mature, their needs change and they need more space, better quality air, better quality power supply.”
Amazon declined to comment on the move, but Eamonn Murphy, EVP at Jones Lang LaSalle, stated, “As tech companies mature, their needs change and they need more space, better quality air, better quality power supply.”
According to the job postings, Amazon notes it “strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want – low prices, vast selection, and convenience – Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.”
Amazon also has office space in downtown Vancouver called “Vancouver SpaceAmazon.”