Ontario Government, University of Toronto and MaRS secure Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS for Toronto – first JLABS Incubator outside of United States

The Ontario Government, University of Toronto, and MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) today announced a collaboration with Janssen Inc. to launch the successful Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS incubator model in Toronto.

MaRS welcomes new health and life science innovators

MaRS Discovery District today announced new tenants in its West Tower, including cutting-edge research groups with a focus on precision medicine and rapidly growing ventures such as Synaptive Medical, a leader in neuro-imaging, and LEAGUE, a new personal health platform.

Press Kit

The MaRS Press Kit provides backgrounders, leadership biographies and other supporting materials for MaRS Discovery District.

MaRS names Annette Verschuren, Michael Serbinis, Stefan Larson and Martha Tory to board of directors

Veteran entrepreneurs and visionary business leaders bring their expertise in energy storage, biotech, digital health and finance to Canada’s largest urban innovation district. TORONTO, October 5, 2015 – MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Annette … Read More

Super Cells: The Power of Stem Cells opens today at MaRS

Award-winning exhibit to teach kids about stem cells TORONTO, October 5, 2015 – A new science exhibit, created in both French and English, opens today at MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto. Super Cells: The Power of Stem Cells is … Read More

CIX Cleantech announces Canada’s 10 Most Innovative Cleantech Companies

CIX Cleantech: Game Changers showcases the hottest Canadian cleantech companies TORONTO, September 24, 2015 – Today, CIX Cleantech announced the 10 most game-changing Canadian clean technology companies chosen for its Top 10 Showcase. The companies will present their innovative solutions … Read More

Recognizing MaRS’ Clean50 honourees

TORONTO, September 22, 2015 – MaRS Discovery District congratulates members of its Cleantech team who were named as recipients of the 2016 Clean50 Awards: Jon Dogterom, Jane Kearns, Ron Dizy and Ian Philp. Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by … Read More

Brain health solutions company Cogniciti Inc. announces collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to evaluate online cognitive screening to identify individuals at risk for dementia TORONTO, September 16, 2015 – Cogniciti Inc., the Toronto-based developer of a 20-minute online cognitive test for adults concerned about memory changes, … Read More

Bridgit claims top prize at C100 Startup Competition

Venture North Conference showcases Toronto-Waterloo talent to U.S. Investors TORONTO, September 15, 2015 – Seven of Toronto-Waterloo’s most promising startups kicked off the two-day Venture North conference today at MaRS, facing off in front of industry VIP judges during the … Read More

Announcing top speakers at CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers

On October 15, 2015, Achilles Media, the organizers of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) and MaRS Cleantech, which works with entrepreneurs and investors to build globally competitive companies, host CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.

Canadian innovation steals the spotlight at Venture North

C100 Startup Competition showcases Toronto-Waterloo talent to U.S. Investors TORONTO, September 14, 2015 – North meets south at the two-day Venture North conference, kicking off tomorrow with the first-ever C100 Startup Competition emceed by Amber Mac and Bruce Croxon. Seven … Read More

MaRS forms international fintech partnership with CUBO in São Paulo

MaRS, home to Canada’s first dedicated FinTech cluster, is partnering with Brazil’s first fintech innovation hub TORONTO and SÃO PAULO, September 10, 2015 – MaRS announced today a global partnership with Cubo Coworking Itaú (“CUBO”), a new innovation hub based … Read More

U of T expands research facilities in new partnership with MaRS

Note: These articles originally appeared on the University of Toronto’s website. Articles by Erin Howe and Carolyn Morris. The University of Toronto will move into the new West Tower of MaRS and will be taking a 20 per cent equity … Read More

Tenants landing on MaRS

Published in the Toronto Star: It turns out there is life on MaRS. The 20-story medical-and-related-sciences tower at the corner of College Street and University Avenue is now 70 per cent leased and should be almost completely rented out by next spring.

Putting the M back in MaRS

Published in BetaKit: MaRS Discovery District has a renewed focus on the health and biotech sectors, as the innovation hub announced today a major expansion to its tenant list. One such tenant is the University of Toronto, which has acquired a 20 percent equity stake in MaRS’ West Tower.

MaRS announces FinTech partnership with Interac

TORONTO, August 18, 2015 – MaRS Discovery District today announced a new strategic partnership with Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation (“Interac”), the organizations behind Interac, Canada’s largest debit payment service. Interac is joining MaRS’ Financial Technology (“FinTech”) cluster to connect … Read More

London Hydro and MaRS Advanced Energy Centre announce partnership

TORONTO, August 10, 2015 – London Hydro and the Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS Discovery District today announced a new partnership, formalizing ongoing collaboration to foster the adoption of energy innovation in Ontario and internationally. “The AEC is pleased … Read More

Facebook lands on MaRS

Starting in 2016, MaRS will be home to Facebook Canada’s new HQ. Facebook Canada is joining the District to tap into the innovation, ideas, and unrivalled community access offered at MaRS. “We wanted to find space that very much reflected … Read More

Introducing CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers

Canada’s Only National Cleantech Event TORONTO, July 21, 2015 – Achilles Media, the organizers of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), have teamed up with MaRS Cleantech, which works with entrepreneurs and investors to build globally competitive companies, to launch CIX … Read More

New partnership will deliver Canadian energy innovation to the Chinese market

Toronto, June 26, 2015 — The Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS Discovery District and BSD-TEDA — a joint venture between the Beijing Science Park Development (BSD) and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) — are pleased to announce the signing of … Read More

Education and employment ventures from across Canada graduate from MaRS Impact8 accelerator

Toronto, June 24, 2015 — Impact8’s third cohort graduated from the eight-week accelerator after demoing their social innovations to an audience of accredited investors and industry stakeholders yesterday at the MaRS Centre. Following the demos, Vizwik (Agora Mobile) received the $10,000 … Read More

MaRS launches LegalX to build legal entrepreneurship and advance the future of law

TORONTO, June 22, 2015 – MaRS Discovery District announced today its latest industry cluster, LegalX. Dedicated to moving the legal sector forward through enterprises — whether startup or established corporates and law firms — LegalX at MaRS will connect the technologists, … Read More

MaRS EXCITE and Assurex Health collaborate to bring precision medicine to Canadians suffering from depression and schizophrenia

TORONTO, June 12, 2015 – MaRS EXCITE announced today that Assurex Canada, a precision medicine company that helps patients with mental health disorders, has joined its evaluation platform. Assurex Canada helps healthcare providers tailor the right treatment to patients using … Read More

MaRS announces partnership with Toronto East General Hospital

TORONTO, June 10, 2015 – MaRS Discovery District and Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), a leading community teaching hospital, today announced a new partnership aimed at creating a more sustainable and innovative healthcare system. “We’re thrilled to partner with TEGH … Read More