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Mayor Jeffrey and Canon Canada Inc. discuss economic development and community involvement


In November, Mayor Linda Jeffrey, joined by Economic Development Committee Chair and Vice Chair, Jeff Bowman and Doug Whillans and senior City of Brampton staff met with Canon Canada Inc. President Ted Egawa to discuss their new head office being built in Brampton and scheduled to open in 2016.
 
Mayor Jeffrey and Mr. Egawa expressed their keen interest and commitment to work closely together in the future as Canon Canada establishes themselves as a key player in the Brampton business community.  
 
The new 175,000 sq. ft. facility will employ over 400 people with almost 25 per cent of those residing in Brampton, making them one of Brampton’s top employers.  
 
The topics of discussion during their meeting included public transit and regional connectivity to Canon facilities in Kitchener and Waterloo, health and life sciences opportunities in Brampton and the role Canon may be able to play in strengthening this sector, and occupancy timelines, environmental issues and traffic and infrastructure in the area adjacent to their new facility.  
 
Brampton will also be the beneficiary of “Branch Out,” Canon Canada’s signature social responsibility program that supports community and environmental projects. It is based on the organization’s kyosei philosophy, where all people harmoniously live and work together into the future. 
 
“I look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Canon Canada. We welcome the proud legacy of innovation this company brings to everything they do. Canon Canada’s employees will strengthen our local economy, and their company philosophy will help us build a better Brampton,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey.
 
“Our team at Canon Canada is very excited about our new headquarters move to the City of Brampton. We see our new headquarters, not only as an investment in Canon Canada’s future, but also as an investment in Brampton and its communities. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with the City” said Mr. Egawa.
 
Canon joins a growing list of companies locating their head office facilities in southwest Brampton. Churchill Business Community is one of Brampton’s largest business parks and is already home to prestigious corporations such as Loblaw (HQ), Medtronic (HQ), Air Canada’s Global Operations Centre and Amazon. 
 
For more information on Canon Canada, please visit www.canon.ca.