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Ontario Supports Innovative Discoveries While Creating Jobs

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Ontario Supports Innovative Discoveries While Creating Jobs

The New Ontario Government Helping Drive Cutting-Edge Research in the GTA

The new Ontario government is helping 17 Toronto research teams make discoveries that will improve the lives of people around the world while strengthening Ontario's economy.

Ontario is helping the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Ryerson University, Sunnybrook Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto and York University invest in new facilities that will support ground-breaking research. Supported projects will research and explore a variety of areas and topics including:

  • New ways to find and treat cancer cells
  • The use of nanomaterials to harvest and store renewable energy
  • Better ways to prevent and treat inflammatory diseases, and
  • How to get critical new technologies to patients faster.

The new Ontario government is working to build a stronger province by supporting cutting-edge research and development that helps create good jobs, a vibrant economy and a fair society.

Quick Facts

  • In Toronto, Ontario is supporting the work of more than 1,800 researchers at seven institutions.
  • Since 2003, the Ontario Research Fund–Research Infrastructure program has supported 1,430 projects and helped train more than 20,000 highly qualified people in Ontario.
  • Ontario’s life sciences sector is the second largest in North America.
  • Since October 2003, Ontario employment has increased by 589,800 net jobs, two-thirds of which were full-time.

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“These research teams are poised to make breakthrough discoveries in sectors that include health, energy and advanced manufacturing. I’m proud to be part of a government that recognizes how important research is to improving our quality of life, and to the economic future of our province.”

Reza Moridi

Minister of Research and Innovation

“As researchers across Ontario continue to excel, their work depends increasingly on access to state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure. We are therefore very grateful to the Province of Ontario for this forward-thinking investment. It will support world-leading innovation ranging from fundamental science in diverse disciplines to projects involving technologies that have rapid industrial applications.”

Professor David Naylor

President, University of Toronto

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