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					                                                      DOWNSVIEW
                                     EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT PROFILE
                                               2007


Location

The Downsview employment district is accessed from Highway 401 at W.R. Allen Road interchange.
The Downsview employment district is bounded by, Sheppard Ave W to the north, Wilson Heights
Boulevard to the east, Highway 401 to the south and Keele Street to the west.




Toronto Employment District Profiles – Downsview Employment District
Advantages

   Easily accessible from the Downsview and Wilson subway stations along Spadina-Yonge-
   University line.
   District is well served by major arterial roads and is well served by surface public transit.
   District is home to Downsview Park, Canada’s first national urban park.
   Over 600 acres, which will include a public renaturalized greenspace, a large-scale action sports
   complex and surrounding, residential, commercial and retail development.
   Excellent access to skilled labour force of over 1.2 million workers.


Characteristics

Size

The Downsview employment district is 992 acres (401.4 ha.) in size.


Investment Activity (Refer to Table 6)

The Economic Development Division had direct involvement with 1 investment in the Downsview
Employment District between 2000 and 2007. $3 million was invested into this district from 2000 to
2007 providing over 100 jobs and adding or retaining 90,000 sq.ft. of floor space.




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Employment

                                                             Graph 1
                                                   Downsview Employment District
                                                   Total Employment, 1997 - 2007
                   12000

                   10000

                           8000
     Employment




                           6000

                           4000

                           2000

                                    0
                                         1998   1999    2000    2001     2002     2003         2004     2005    2006    2007
                                                                              Year
Source: Derived from City of Toronto Planning Division, Toronto Employment Survey, 1997-2007



Establishments


                                                               Graph 2
                                                   Downsview Employment District
                                                   Total Establishments, 1997-2007
                                   130

                                   120
                  Establishments




                                   110
                                   100
                                    90

                                    80

                                    70

                                    60
                                         1997   1998   1999    2000    2001   2002      2003     2004    2005    2006   2007
                                                                              Year
Source: Derived from City of Toronto Planning Division, Toronto Employment Survey, 1997-2007




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                                         TABLE 1
                         YORK MILLS/LESLIE EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT
                    LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR – NON RETAIL EMPLOYERS, 2007

 Rank           Company Name                                            Type of Business                  Employment
    1.    Bombardier Aerospace                            Manufactures aircraft                               1,000+
    2.    Bell Canada                                     Communications                                     100-299
    3.    H&R Developments                                Residential developers                             100-299
    4.    Picadilly Fashions                              Manufactures women’s apparel                       100-299
          Teskey Concrete Company
       5.                                                 Concrete batching and delivery                     100-299
          Limited
                                                          Grader and exporter of used clothing and
       6. Griffin Manimpex Ltd.                           shoes. Manufacturer of wipers and sells.             75-99
                                                          vintage clothing
          Lafarge North America
       7. Aggregates, Concrete &                          Suppliers of aggregates, concrete and asphalt        50-74
          Asphalt
       8. Nathan Hennick & Co. Ltd.                       Manufactures jewellery                               50-74
          Management Systems
       9.                                                 Customs compliance and consulting services           50-74
          Resources Inc (MSR)
                                                          Manufacture products for the entertainment
     10. Seven Continents Inc.                                                                                 50-74
                                                          industry
Source: Derived from City of Toronto Economic Development, Toronto Business Directory, 2007




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                                             TABLE 2
                                 DOWNSVIEW EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT
                    NO. OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT BY MAJOR LAND USE,
                                           1997 & 2007

                                                                1997                                                 2007
 Land Use
                                                    Establishments Employment                           Establishments Employment
 Entertainment & Recreation                                   3           7                                        4         18
 Institutions                                                 8          61                                       12        984
 Manufacturing                                                9       3,056                                       11        476
 Office                                                      58       4,670                                       60      5,458
 Shopping, Services, Repairs,                                19         190                                       30      1,016
 Servicing and Rental
 Terminal, Storage &                                               19                  1,337                     5                  1,548
 Transportation &
 Communication
 Employment District Total                                       105                   9,321                   122                  9,497
Source: Derived from City of Toronto Urban Development Services, Toronto Employment Survey, 1997 & 2007.
---- is used to protect the confidentiality of the information which has been relocated to “Other” category.




                                                     Graph 3
                                          Downsview Employment District
                                         Employment by Land Use, 1997-2007
                  8000                                                                                               Entertainment and
                                                                                                                     Recreation
                  7000
                                                                                                                     Institutions
                  6000
     Employment




                  5000
                                                                                                                     Manufacturing
                  4000
                  3000                                                                                               Office

                  2000
                  1000                                                                                               Shopping, Services,
                                                                                                                     Repairs, Servicing
                     0                                                                                               and Rental
                                                                                                                     Terminal, Storage
                         1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007                                      and Transportation
                                                  Year                                                               and Communication


Source: Derived from City of Toronto Urban Development Services, Toronto Employment Survey, 1997 & 2007.




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                                          TABLE 3
                               DOWNSVIEW EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT
                     NO. OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT BY CLUSTERS,
                                        1997 & 2007

                                                               1997                                                  2007
    Clusters
                                                 Establishments     Employment                         Establishments Employment
 Biomedical and Biotechnology                               6             266                                     3          226
 Business Services                                         26             471                                    23          596
 Fashion/Apparel                                          ----            ----                                    5          166
 Financial Services                                       ----            ----                                    5          162
 Food                                                        5            164                                     5           56
 Information Technology                                      0               0                                  ----         ----
 Media                                                    ----            ----                                  ----         ----
 Other Business                                            57           5,496                                    72        7,953
 Other Manufacturing                                        6           2,818                                     6          231
 Other                                                       5            106                                      3         106

 Employment District Total                                     105                     9,321                   122         9,497

Source: Derived from City of Toronto Urban Development Services, Toronto Employment Survey, 1997 & 2007.
---- is used to protect the confidentiality of the information which has been relocated to “Other” category.




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                                                                 TABLE 4
                      400/401 EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT
   NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT BY TYPE OF MANUFACTURING
                               1997 & 2007

                                                                     1997                                              2007
 Type of Manufacturing                                 Establishments Employment                         Establishments Employment
 Building Components                                            ----        ----                                  ----        ----
 Cabinet Making                                                 ----        ----                                  ----        ----
 Chemical Products, Mfg.                                        ----        ----                                  ----        ----
 Clay, Processing                                               ----        ----                                  ----        ----
 Clothing Mfg.                                                  ----        ----                                  ----        ----
 Component Parts                                                ----        ----                                  ----        ----
 Fossil Fuel, Energy Production                                 ----        ----                                  ----        ----
 General Workshop                                               ----        ----                                  ----        ----
 Non-Metal Prod., Concrete
                                                                      ----                    ----               ----        ----
 Batching
 Offices, Under Construction                                          ----                  ----                 ----        ----
 Other Research & Dev. Lab                                            ----                  ----                 ----        ----
 Textiles, Goods Processing                                           ----                  ----                 ----        ----
 Vehicular Products, Mfg.                                             ----                  ----                 ----        ----
 Other                                                                  9                 3,056                   11         473
 Total                                                                   9                3,056                  11          473

Source: Derived from City of Toronto Urban Development Services, Toronto Employment Survey, 1997 & 2007.
---- is used to protect the confidentiality of the information which has been relocated to “Other” category.




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                                           TABLE 5
                         400/401 EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT
          NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT BY TYPE OF OFFICE
                                  1997 & 2007

                                                   1997                        2007
 Type of Office
                                      Establishments Employment   Establishments Employment
 Accommodation, Trade Services                  ----       ----               3         26
 Advertising Agencies                           ----       ----             ----       ----
 Architects and Town Planners                   ----       ----             ----       ----
 Associations, Professional –
                                              ----         ----           ----         ----
 Offices
 Bank Or Trust Co., Branch                    ----         ----           ----         ----
 Business Associations - Offices              ----         ----             0            0
 Computer Services, Computer
                                                  0          0            ----         ----
 Programming
 Doctors and Physicians                         3           29              0             0
 Education Offices                               0            0           ----         ----
 Engineering Consultants                         5         179            ----         ----
 Federal, Government Offices                  ----         ----             0             0
 Film and Recording Studios                     0             0           ----         ----
 Finance, Miscellaneous                       ----         ----           ----         ----
 Financing Offices                            ----         ----              3         132
 General Civic, Associations                     0            0           ----         ----
 Government, Provincial Offices                  0            0           ----         ----
 Insurance Company                            ----         ----             0             0
 Integrated Oil Companies Offices             ----         ----           ----         ----
 Land Developers and Construction               3           19              5           53
 Law Firms                                      3           10              5           26
 Local Municipal, Government
                                                  0          0            ----         ----
 Offices
 Management Consultants                          4          83               3          72
 Manufacturing Office                         ----         ----           ----         ----
 Miscellaneous, Associations                  ----         ----           ----         ----
 Other Business Services                       10          170               5         290
 Other Health Service Practitioners           ----         ----           ----         ----
 Other Personal Services                         0           0            ----         ----
 Other Transportation, Shipping
                                              ----         ----           ----         ----
 Agencies
 Other Technical Service Offices                 4          13            ----         ----
 Personnel Services                           ----         ----           ----         ----
 Public Relation, Consultants                    0           0            ----         ----
 Real Estate, Agents                             0           0            ----         ----
 Real Estate, Developers                      ----         ----           ----         ----
 Religious Organizations,                     ----         ----             0            0
 Associations
 Retail Trade Admin. (Sales Reps)                 0          0            ----         ----

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 Type of Office Continued                              Establishments             Employment             Establishments   Employment
 Trade Unions, Associations                                            ----                   ----                ----          ----
 Travel Agencies                                                       ----                   ----                  0             0
 Utility Offices                                                          0                      0                ----          ----
 Wholesale Trade Import Admin.                                            0                      0                ----          ----
 Other                                                                  26                  4,167                  36         4,859
 Office Total                                                           58                   4,670                 60         5,458

Source: Derived from City of Toronto Urban Development Services, Toronto Employment Survey, 1997 & 2007.
---- is used to protect the confidentiality of the information which has been relocated to “Other” category.




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                                                    TABLE 6
                                         DOWNSVIEW EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT
                                               KEY INVESTMENTS*
                                                  2000 – 2007

                                                                                                                    Retained
                                                                                                      Construct. &            Retained
                                          Invest.                                                                    & New
            Company                                             Business Activity                    New Investment            & New
                                           Year                                                                      Space
                                                                                                           ($)                  Jobs
                                                                                                                    (Sq. ft.)
                                                       Manufactures women’s
Picadilly Fashions                          2003                                                             3,000,000    90,000   110
                                                       apparel
Total Key Investments from 2000 to 2007                                                                      3,000,000    90,000   110

Source: Derived from City of Toronto Economic Development, Completed Investment Activity, 2000 – 2007.
*The investments listed in the table above are those of which the Economic Development Division had direct involvement.




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