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Toronto to Waterloo corridor will promote economic innovation

Last Updated Mar 22, 2016 at 10:20 am EDT

Photo courtesy of greaterkwchamber.com

The initiative is to promote the innovation corridor between the region of Waterloo and the Greater Toronto Area.

The corridor is also known as Silicon Valley of the north.

In a press release to 570 News, The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce says the corridor connects close to 13-thousand companies, close to 3-thousand start-ups and over 200-thousand employees.

With those numbers right in front of us, Art Sinclair from the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce says two way, all day Go-Train service is at the top of the agenda.

“I think everyone agrees that it’s a key consideration getting government approval on two-way, all day Go Train service between Toronto and Kitchener.”

Sinclair adds that statistics show that there is a lot of people who travel from Toronto to Kitchener-Waterloo for work.

“Statistics have consistently indicated that there are just as many, if not more people commuting into Waterloo Region every day from Toronto so, I think that that is a pretty good indicator that two-way, all day Go Train service is required.”

The announcement comes prior to Toronto Mayor John Tory’s visit to Waterloo Region this week.

Mayor Tory will be a keynote speaker at a luncheon Wednesday, which is being put on by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce.