University talent and innovation can accelerate GTHA recovery

Over the past year, the Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT) has convened hundreds of leaders in industry, postsecondary institutions, and government to develop recovery plans.

As reopening begins, the Board has now specifically addressed the impacts and recovery frameworks necessary in five economic sectors. The Board’s Recovery Tracker also provides timely analysis of the recovery across these sectors.

This report focuses on the Knowledge Creation District (KCD) – a critical sector in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area’s (GTHA)  innovation ecosystem. The report identifies that postsecondary institutions and teaching hospitals employ nearly half of the total workforce in Toronto’s regional innovation corridor. 

Three assets position the region for recovery: it is a  global talent magnet, it is rich in globally-ranked postsecondary institutions  with the University of Toronto as Canada’s leading university, and innovation is an engine of regional economic growth. To  support these pillars, the report proposes several measures:

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