About Us


Located just north of Toronto in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region is a leading hub for innovation in Canada. It is a booming regional municipality home to 1.2 million residents, 52,000 businesses and 636,000 jobs. With a vibrant and thriving innovation network – comprised of startups, accelerators, research institutions, major R&D centres and other partners – York Region is the best place to launch and expand your big idea.


The YR Innovation Portal is a collaborative initiative jointly run by The Regional Municipality of York, ventureLAB and our innovation network partners. Our goal is to create a digital extension of our innovative community – where people can learn about local events, read stories on business leaders, find jobs in the innovation and tech sector, and find support to launch your next big idea.


To learn why York Region is the place where talent and opportunity intersect, visit yorklink.ca