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Amazon's new delivery station set to bring 400 jobs to Richmond Hill

Targeted to open in 2023, facility is being constructed in Headford Business Park
Oct. 26, 2021
Yoyo Yan

Amazon Canada has chosen Richmond Hill as the home of its newest delivery station.

The 20,800-square-metre facility is being constructed on 10.85 hectares of land adjacent to Highway 404 in the Headford Business Park just north of 16th Avenue. It will serve as the "last mile" of Amazon's order fulfilment process, providing service to customers throughout the central York Region.

"I am excited to welcome Amazon to Richmond Hill and pleased with the new jobs and opportunities they bring to our city! It is another example of a global company recognizing and valuing Richmond Hill as a great place to live, work and do business," Acting Mayor Joe DiPaola announced at the annual state of the city address on Oct. 22.

Targeted to open in early 2023, the new facility is expected to bring 400 new jobs to the city, including over 200 full-time positions, which offer comprehensive benefits starting on day one.

The online retailer is also committed to fully transitioning its fleet at the Richmond Hill facility to electric vehicles by 2030, supporting the Richmond Hill council's strategic priority to balance growth and green.

"Amazon's new facility represents a significant investment in Richmond Hill. This is great news for our community and our local economy as we work to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Ward 6 Coun. Godwin Chan, chair of Richmond Hill Economic Development Committee.

Amazon Canada joins the growing number of multinational companies investing in Richmond Hill, including BMW, Staples, Olympus, Compugen and Tesla Hibar.

Richmond Hill is home to more than 5,180 businesses, part of Canada's largest technology cluster and boasts one of Canada's most educated workforces. Its diverse, highly skilled talent pool, along with its prime location in the centre of the Greater Toronto Area with easy access to major highways, ports and international airports, makes Richmond Hill a strategic place for companies to locate.