JUNE 5-8

Find us at BIO 2023 inside the Canadian Pavilion at Booth #2149.

Mississauga’s Thriving Innovation District Expands with Launch of University of Toronto’s SpinUp Incubator

Mayor Bonnie Crombie joined the University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UTM) Vice-President and Principal, Alexandra Gillespie, at the BIO International Convention in Boston to announce the creation of SpinUp – the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area’s first venture incubator offering wet lab space.

Sector Overview.

Mississauga is located in the centre of Canada’s thriving life sciences ecosystem and is home to world-class corporations operating in Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medtech and many other subsectors.

As the second largest life science sector by total employment, Mississauga boasts over 500 businesses, a workforce of over 26,000 skilled professionals and leading research and development institutions that come together to foster commercialization of life sciences innovations in the Canadian and global markets.


Mississauga’s life sciences sector is the second largest across all major Canadian centres by total employment.


Mississauga’s home to a strong creative class of scientists, experts and engineers that build technologies and innovations used globally.

Colleges & Universities

There are 34 universities and colleges within commuting distance that offer 300+ life sciences-related programs.

Talent Pool

74% of all Life Science post-secondary enrollment is located within an hour's drive of the City of Mississauga.

Market Impact

Life Sciences businesses account for $2.7B or 6.3% of Mississauga’s real GDP.


The City of Mississauga partners with BioTalent Canada, a nonprofit organization linking skilled talent to life science employers.

Welcome to The Core Mississaugathe central node of the Life Sciences corridor in Ontario. Expected for completion in 2024, this 5-building campus will deliver 400,000 SF of best-in-class lab and advanced R&D space designed to help life sciences organizations flourish.

The First Purpose-Built Life Sciences Campus In The Region.

The University of Toronto Mississauga Drives Scientific Innovation.

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) turns life science discoveries into industry-ready innovation, propelling new enterprises and technologies at the earliest stage of their creation. This is the place where leading students and researchers realize bold scientific ideas as start-ups that change our community for the better.


Explore the following resources to learn more about Mississauga’s life sciences sector.

Life Sciences Sector Profile

The Core Mississauga Brochure

Hear what others are saying.

Hear it from the source. Our city continues to be a prime location for life science companies and our businesses agree.

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