Toronto Ecosystem Tour

Toronto Ecosystem TourFeb 21

International guests of the World Incubation Summit were invited one day ahead of the conference to visit the most exciting spaces & tech clusters in Toronto.

Welcome & Registration / Starting Check-point

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

The award-winning Student Learning Centre (also known as the SLC) is a world-class learning destination set in the heart of downtown Toronto. It provides panoramic views of the city and is home to Ryerson’s Digital Media Experience Lab, an innovative 21st century library and serves as a hub for student learning and community workshops.


WeWork is a community for creators, providing more than 200,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork’s mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. WeWork currently has more than 200 physical locations in over 66 cities and 20 countries around the world.


The York Entrepreneurship Development Institute is a charitable organization and world-ranked university business accelerator whose mission is to provide top-tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry in order to build and accelerate successful businesses and efficient not-for-profit organizations. YEDI is committed to ensuring that ideas with high impact are not lost due to lack of knowledge during the start-up process. YEDI guides innovators to refine their ideas and create tested proof of concepts that are attractive to investors and will benefit the world.

In addition to diverse programming, YEDI operates several business acceleration campuses which have a wide variety of facilities including commercial, manufacturing, labs, theatre, TV studios, co-working space and so on.

YEDI accepts many international entrepreneurs and is happy to partner with fellow global accelerators in order to facilitate soft-landing opportunities. Likewise, YEDI has successfully delivered its international start-up program abroad, teaching international entrepreneurs how to successfully grow their businesses in North America.


Occupying 1.5 million square feet in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District, MaRS is the world’s largest urban innovation hub. MaRS works with over 1,000 ventures across four main sectors—health, energy & environment, work & learning, and finance & commerce—helping them grow into successful, global companies by providing connections to capital, talent and customers, as well as expert advice and market intelligence. MaRS is home to a carefully curated mix of more than 150 organizations—from venture capitalists, corporates and global tech leaders like Facebook, Autodesk and PayPal to startups and cutting-edge research organizations.

To learn, to get inspired and to establish cross-border partnerships

Final Stop

The DMZ: 

The DMZ is the leading business incubator for tech startups in Canada. It helps high-potential tech startups accelerate success and rapidly scale their business by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of successful entrepreneurs and influencers.

Welcome Reception Hosted by The DMZ  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Following the Toronto Ecosystems Tour, the DMZ would like to welcome & host all WIS18 delegates for a casual mix & mingle. Join us at the DMZ for light refreshments between 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

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