Bombardier to Build Global Manufacturing Centre in Mississauga
December 9, 2019 | By Mario Cywinski
Bombardier has signed a long-term lease agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to build a new one-million square-foot Global Manufacturing Centre at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bombardier to Mississauga. Bombardier could have chosen many other places in the world to locate their new Global Manufacturing Centre, but they have chosen Mississauga and for that, we are thankful. We look forward to working with Bombardier as they grow their business in Mississauga. Our City welcomes this investment as it will bring new, high quality jobs, boost economic growth, and help raise Mississauga’s profile as a global aerospace hub, home to Canada’s largest aerospace cluster, where innovation thrives,” said Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie.
Site work has begun at the centre, which is slated to open in 2023. The centre will be the final assembly operation for all Global business jets for the company. It will replace the current site at Downsview in Toronto.
“Today, I’m very excited to announce the relocation of our Global aircraft family production activities to a new, cutting-edge manufacturing facility at Toronto Pearson. This is a strategic move for Bombardier and a strong commitment to Ontario’s aerospace industry. It will allow us to offer world-class career opportunities and continue fueling the economic development of the region for years to come,” said Alain Bellemare, president and CEO, Bombardier Inc.
Bombardier is also giving a multi-million-dollar contribution to the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium to develop an aerospace hub for academic research and training activities.
“Aerospace is one of the most innovative and global industries in Canada. This new facility will showcase Canada’s aerospace industry, support our highly skilled workforce and will be a hub for the world-class aircraft produced in the Greater Toronto Area. It will also demonstrate Bombardier’s leadership in business jets for years to come,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.