Ubisoft Expands in Toronto

Province supports Ubisoft in development of first Ontario-based studio
Ubisoft has revealed its plans to open a full development studio in Toronto, Ontario – a first for the company in the province. This announcement is expected to result in the creation of 800 net new jobs within the province over the next decade. The government of Ontario is investing CA$263 million over ten years in the company and Ubisoft's net investment will be over half a billion CAD in the new studio, which will begin operations in late 2009. The studio in Toronto will be the fourth for Ubisoft in Canada, with other studios located in Montréal, Quebec City and Vancouver and employing more than 2,300 creative staff across the country.