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MDA selects Brampton as location for new global headquarters and Centre of Excellence for Space Robotics

March 10, 2022

The City of Brampton continues to establish itself as a global leader in innovation, with MDA selecting Brampton as the location for its new purpose-built global headquarters and Centre of Excellence for Space Robotics.

MDA is an international space mission partner and a robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer. The new state-of-the-art facility will be home to Canadarm3 and over 700 highly-skilled employees. The 200,000 square-foot building will feature state-of-the-art labs, manufacturing, research and development, and assembly, integration and test facilities. The Centre of Excellence at MDA will house a unique Space Robotics Mission Control Centre, enabling MDA to provide critical on-orbit operations capabilities to commercial and government customers worldwide.

MDA has been in Brampton for more than 50 years and will be joining industry leading corporate neighbours including Medtronic, Canon, Air Canada, Loblaw and the Kaneff Group at its new site.

The City of Brampton Brampton Economic Development Office has a robust Business Retention and Expansion program dedicated to understanding companies’ needs and assisting them throughout the location selection process. Read more on the Brampton Economic Development Office here.
Brampton is at the Centre of Canada’s Innovation Corridor and its connectivity provides companies with quick and easy access to international markets.


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“Brampton is in the midst of an exciting transformation, and together with our partners, we are developing our city into a major innovation hub. That MDA has again selected Brampton as the home to its new headquarters speaks to our city emerging as a global leader in innovation and technology. We are honoured to have them here and look forward to the economic impact this will have on our community.” – Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The Brampton Economic Development Office has a robust Business Retention and Expansion program, which includes advocacy and engagement with all levels of government. The team worked closely with MDA leaders to understand their needs and assisted them throughout the location selection process to ensure MDA continued to grow and thrive and chose to stay in Brampton. Staff from Planning, Building and Economic Development managed relationships with the Kaneff Group, MDA and government agencies to navigate the site selection and approval process. MDA staying in Brampton is a significant win for our local economy, and a testament to our talent, location on Canada’s Innovation Corridor and dedicated Economic Development team.” – Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3&4; Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton

“Brampton is home to many innovative and world-renowned companies, including Medtronic, Canon, Air Canada, Loblaw and the Kaneff Group, which MDA will be neigbouring at their new global headquarters. Our dedicated Economic Development team has played a significant role in advancing Brampton as a leader in innovation. We thank them for their work that is keeping MDA in our community, and are proud that Brampton will remain MDA’s home. ” – Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1&5; Vice-Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton

“Brampton’s Innovation and Technology sector – which MDA is a significant part of with its world-class engineering and space mission expertise – is the foundation for collaboration, partnerships and innovation across every industry in our city. Our team was dedicated to assisting MDA throughout their site selection process, as we continue our work to establish Brampton as an innovation hub.” – Clare Barnett, Director, Economic Development, City of Brampton

“This new facility will be home to our growing team and will further unlock the potential of our world-class engineering and space mission expertise, while allowing us to bring to market a full suite of innovative commercial space robotics products that leverage Canadarm3 technology.” – Mike Greenley, Chief Executive Officer, MDA

“Kaneff’s land offering is exemplary in that it is situated amid world class businesses, near two 400-series highways and Pearson Airport, located within a half hour’s drive of downtown Toronto, and notably provides vistas of Streetsville Glen Golf Club. The Kaneff Group is honoured to partner with the MDA team, architect HOK, and the City of Brampton to develop MDA’s world class headquarters, and to further advance investment and economic development in the City of Brampton.” – Anna-Maria Kaneff, Executive Vice President, Kaneff Groupp

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to more than 700,000 people and 75,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

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