A thriving, world-leading centre for advanced health research, there are many advantages to doing business in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

In direct competition with North America’s leading health research and commercialization hubs, Toronto’s vast life sciences ecosystem has made the region a thriving centre for the discovery, development and market-readiness of advanced medical products and solutions – all at a lower cost.

At the heart of this ecosystem is the University Health Network (UHN). Comprised of four world-leading hospitals and seven state-of-the-art research institutes, UHN is located in Toronto’s 7 million square foot Discovery District, a research park and health innovation hub invests over $1 billion annually in public and private medical research and is home to Canada’s largest concentration of hospitals, research institutes, business incubators, venture capital organizations and world-renowned academic institutions.

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At the Forefront of Health
Sciences Innovation

Ontario is North America’s third largest medical technology research cluster – competing directly with Boston and San Francisco in employment
The cost of doing business in Toronto is lower than in comparable U.S. cities
Tens of thousands of life sciences experts reside in the Toronto area
Many groundbreaking medical firsts have taken place in Toronto – including the discovery of stem cells and the first lung and double lung transplants
Ontario generates 37% of the national GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech, financial services and other knowledge-intensive industries
Toronto is home to thousands of startups and multinational companies and  numerous clinical trials
Toronto ishome to 11 globally recognized universities and internationally renowned colleges
Toronto is one of the safest and most livable cities in the world, growing at a rate of about 100,000 new residents every year
Ontario is North America’s third largest medical technology research cluster – competing directly with Boston and San Francisco in employment
Ontario generates 37% of the national GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech, financial services and other knowledge-intensive industries
The cost of doing business in Toronto is lower than in comparable U.S. cities
Toronto is home to thousands of startups and multinational companies and  numerous clinical trials
Tens of thousands of life sciences experts reside in the Toronto area?
We’re home to 11 globally recognized universities and internationally renowned colleges
Many groundbreaking medical firsts have taken place in Toronto – including the discovery of stem cells and the first lung and double lung transplants
Toronto is one of the safest and most livable cities in the world, growing at a rate of about 100,000 new residents every year
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Discover the Toronto Difference

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Toronto Human Health Sciences (HHS) Facts
A Business-friendly Environment
An Established and Connected Industry Ecosystem
Reasons to Invest in Toronto Research and Health Sciences
Largest Concentration of HHS Companies and Talent in Canada
Expertise, Assets and Track Record of ‘World’s Firsts’
Recognized Global Centre for Clinical Trials
Access to the World’s Most Diverse Participant Pool