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Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has purchased former General Motors office building

Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer John Henry released a statement: “Durham Region is an exciting place to be—filled with talented, smart, and ambitious people who enjoy a great quality of life. A place where manufacturing drives economic development, while clean energy powers our future.

This investment by OPG helps to solidify Durham Region’s position as the Clean Energy Capital of Canada and will enable jobs and growth of the Durham economy. With a new headquarters secured at this location, we look forward to supporting OPG in the development of an innovation centre of excellence in Clarington.”

View the full statement

Founders’ Series: Innovative Technology

From a car sharing platform, to a software consultancy, to Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered tax software, these Durham-based companies could give the tech giants of the world a run for their money. Meet the founders of Subskryb, Hypotenuse Labs and CloudTax, and learn about why they chose Durham for their businesses.

Learn more about these innovative companies

Events and Partnerships

The Film and Television Industry Career Fair is back on May 8!

Calling all students and adults seeking an exciting career in the film and television (TV) industry! On May 8, join Film Durham for their annual Film and Television Industry Career Fair at Durham College’s Oshawa Campus.

New studios are opening across Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and film and TV production volumes are rising at unprecedented rates!

This booming industry provides work opportunities from script to screen to special effects. Creating a movie or TV series requires a broad range of skills and interests and provides many well-paying, high-quality film jobs. Attend the Film and Television Industry Career Fair and meet industry professionals, visit interactive displays, and experience what it’s like behind-the-scenes.

Learn about these career opportunities:

  • Cinematography and Camera Department
  • Production Sound
  • Locations
  • Costume Design
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Grip Department
  • Actor or Performer
  • Gaffer and Electrical
  • Props Creation
  • Art Department
  • Animation
  • Visual Effects (FX)
  • Accounting
  • Assistant Director
  • Post-Production Sound/Picture Editor
  • …and many more!

To learn more about the film and television industry in Durham Region, visit

Register here for the event

Durham to host Top7 Intelligent Communities Conference on June 20

The Region of Durham recently announced that it will be hosting this year’s Top7 Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF) Conference in June. The event will take place in-person and will announce which communities have placed in the top seven. The ICF’s top seven list recognizes communities from across the globe who exemplify best practices in broadband deployment, workforce development, innovation, digital inclusion, and advocacy.

For the third year in a row, Durham Region has been named a Smart21 community and is in the running to be globally recognized as a Top7 Intelligent Community for 2023. More details about the event and Durham’s Intelligent Communities initiatives are coming.

Learn more about intelligent Durham here
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Recent Business News

Yorkville Sound is celebrating 60 years in business.

They manufacture multiple Yorkville PA loudspeaker series, LED lighting systems, mixers, Traynor amplifiers, and much more. Take a behind-the-scenes cinematic tour of our facility in Pickering, Ontario.

Town of Whitby Business Spotlight:

Hire and Fire Your Kids.

This app is helping parents raise their kids in the digital age by building them up today to be the confident, independent, happy and healthy adults of tomorrow. Hear from founder Jody Swain about the supportive business community she has leveraged to grow her innovative business.

The Business Advisory Centre of Durham (BACD)...

is seeking participants in their Summer Company program which promotes entrepreneurship in youth in our communities. This program provides Ontario students ages 15 to 29 with a seed grant of up to $3,000 and hands-on training, coaching, and mentoring to help you start and operate your own business. Learn more about this program and how to apply.

Need a night out that’s next level?

Whether you’re catching up with the girls, going for after-work appetizers or planning date night, there are lots of picture-perfect Durham Region hot spots—with the right vibe—for your next night out. Read more on the Durham Tourism blog.

Schitt's Creek, The Handmaid's Tale and Hannibal: What do these productions have in common?

They were all shot in Durham Region!

Durham Region is home to a variety of diverse filming locations that can be used as sets taking place in a variety of time periods—including quaint downtowns, historic and modern buildings, rural settings, the Oshawa airport, marshes, woodlands, rivers, lakes, a deepwater harbour on Lake Ontario, and various factories, rustic train stations, schools, and even a western movie set. Learn more about locations and the film industry in Durham Region.

Durham Economic Task Force COVID Response
The Durham Economic Task Force is here to help Durham Region businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis. For information on funding opportunities and government and business support, visit Invest Durham COVID Response

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