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Touting Toronto and Canada as the Place to Do Business

Toronto Business

“What a time to tout the Toronto region.”

In this episode of Colliers Talks, Colliers’ Matthew Johnson speaks with Toronto Global’s Matt Switzer about the reasons Toronto – and Canada – are the place to do business. With a mandate to “attract and support global companies to expand and do business in the Toronto Region,” government agency Toronto Global works with a full range of firms, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, helping them to not only perform their due diligence, but to fully understand the opportunities that lie in locating – and growing – in the Toronto market.

The Greater Toronto Area has a slew of advantages to offer the business community, including its booming tech sector, the top talent that emerges from its renowned universities and colleges, its stable economic climate, and its reputation as a safe city. These strengths, among many others, continue to fuel Toronto’s rapid growth and incite companies and people to call the city home. 

With the mindset that “We’re Team Canada first and a win for a city is a win for everyone,” Matthew and Matt discuss the key benefits of setting up shop in Canada, from its progressive immigration policy, to its innovative A.I. strategy, to its global skills program that brings to the country “the best and brightest from around the world in a two- to three-week timeline.” While each Canadian city has a distinct offering and identity, according to Matt, as a country, we should “Pound the table, highlight what’s so good about us, give us a little bit of flare and swagger… and keep on keepin’ on, so that Toronto and Canada as a whole become synonymous with ‘greatness’, ‘forward-thinking’ and ‘international.’”

Tune in and get these insights, and more.

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Matthew Johnson

Senior Vice President I Sales Representative

Toronto Downtown

​Throughout my career, I have been passionate about the development of real estate strategies and helping significant organizations optimize their facilities.  Each entity that we advise is unique, and our strategies are tailored to meet the business and operational requirements of each individual client.  We understand our clients have unique facility and property needs, and we have developed extensive technical knowledge as a result. 

Working with many organizations in the med-tech and life sciences field, as well as prominent charitable and insitutional organizations with sensitive populations  - we prioritize understanding the busines and operational needs of our clients and the needs of their clients.  We understand that the people whom drive the success and productivity of our client organizations are their most important assets.  Our strategies are built to ensure that our clients' people thrive and enjoy their work environments.

I have had the privilege to work with talented people at leading organizations in various sectors including:  Think Research ,Synaptive Medical, eSight, Perimeter Medical Imaging, Ronald McDonald House, Plan International Canada, Unifor, Toronto Lands Corporation, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, Durham District School Board, Toronto United Church Council, and many others.  My team's diverse experience with occupiers in both the private and public sector provides me with a broad perspective built upon an extensive foundation of real estate knowledge, allowing me to deliver the highest level of service to my clients. 

To learn more about our team's specialized service offering, and technical knowledge, please contact me at (416) 643.3754, or feel free to email me any time at


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