MaRS Discovery District

Toronto, Ontario
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MaRS Discovery District

One of the world’s largest urban innovation centres building the next generation of growth companies.

MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to help them launch, grow and scale their innovative ventures into market leaders. Located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown, the MaRS Centre is a large-scale, architecturally-inspiring space that connects the worlds of science, business and capital. It is the gateway to Canada’s largest concentration of scientific research and surrounded by acclaimed teaching hospitals, universities and research institutes. MaRS provides resources — people, programs, physical facilities, funding and networks — to ensure that critical innovation happens.

  • MaRS stimulates, identifies and harnesses great ideas, nurtures their development, and guides the transformation of those ideas into reality.
  • Through MaRS, entrepreneurs can access incubator, accelerator and venture capital services.
  • MaRS is the hub of Toronto's Discovery District, which attracts over $1 billion annually in research funding.

Park Information

  • Number of Companies
    110
  • Total Square Feet
    1,500,000
  • Number of Buildings
    4
  • Land Currently Available
    N/A
  • Affiliated Universities
    University of Toronto, York University, OCAD University,
  • Year Established
    2005
  • Number of Employees
    3,500
  • Technology Sector Focus
    ict, health & life sciences, advanced manufacturing, sustainability/ Clean Tech