Earlier this month, Newmarket had the pleasure of officially welcoming Celestica – a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies to our community. Over the next few years, Celestica will relocate their manufacturing operations from Toronto to Harry Walker Parkway, Newmarket. This will mean the relocation of approximately 500 jobs to Newmarket. Celestica will join a network of technologically advanced businesses that are all leaders in innovation within their industries. This will be a very significant addition to our business community. The ripple effect will potentially bring new residents, increase activity for our existing businesses and continue to extend Newmarket into the global marketplace.
The decision for Celestica to relocate to Newmarket did not just happen by chance. It was a year long journey that included site visits, multiple proposals, dozens of meetings, hundreds of emails and phone calls and countless hours spent demonstrating why we are the perfect location for a thriving global business. We worked closely with Tricap (the property owner) and York Region. In the end, after a thorough evaluation process, Newmarket was selected out of numerous communities as the future home of Celestica.
Some of the many reasons Newmarket was selected include our access to a talented, skilled work force, reliable hydro, below average tax rates, proximity to major highways and easy access to transit. The quality of life in our community is second to none. We have garnered many awards and continuously been recognized as one of the best places to live in the country. Perhaps most importantly… when it comes to Celestica, it is our alignment of values. We share values like integrity, courage, respect and trust. I would like to sincerely thank our Council, staff and partners for their dedication in making this come to fruition. I would also like to recognize and thank Celestica for their confidence and investment in our community. We look forward to sharing a bright and extraordinary future.