Amazon planning sprawling new warehouse in Toronto
TORONTO—Amazon is continuing its rapid scale-up of warehouse operations in Ontario with a new fulfillment centre on the east end of Toronto.
The U.S. online retail giant said last week it’s planning to build a new one million sq. ft. site in Scarborough where workers will package orders for delivery. The company did not reveal the value of the investment or a timeline for the project, but said Quebec-based contractor Broccolini is developing the project along with the building’s owner Manulife Investment Management.
Broccolini also teamed up with the retailer on an Ottawa-area fulfillment centre announced last year.
Amazon has been substantially scaling up its Ontario and Canadian operations over the past several years. Along with the new facility in Ottawa, it announced a new warehouse in Caledon, Ont., northwest of Toronto, last summer.
The new Scarborough facility will become the company’s seventh in the province. It’s expected to create 600 jobs once complete.