Inside Logistics

Amazon opening Scarborough, Ontario, DC

One million square foot facility is being developed by Broccolini

September 23, 2019

SEATTLE – Amazon has plans for a new fulfillment centre in Scarborough, Ontario.

The one-million square foot facility will create more than 600 full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits. This will be Amazon’s 12th fulfillment centre in Canada, and seventh in Ontario, alongside existing Ontario operations facilities in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Caledon and Ottawa.

Amazon currently employs more than 4,000 full-time associates in Ontario, and an additional 1,000 employees at its two Toronto tech hub locations.

Associates at this robotics facility will pick, pack, and ship small items to customers ranging from toys and baby products to small electronics.

In total, Amazon employs more than 10,000 people working at fulfillment centres, corporate offices, development centres, and other facilities throughout Canada in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec. In 2018, Amazon announced plans to create more than 6,000 new jobs across the country.

“We’re excited to welcome Amazon’s first fulfillment centre in the City of Toronto and the more than 600 new, good jobs that will be created in Scarborough,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory.

“This new facility, in addition to Amazon’s growing Tech Hub in our city’s downtown, shows that Amazon is continuing to invest in Toronto and the incredible workforce we have here.”

Broccolini is developing the project in partnership with owner Manulife Investment Management.