Toronto Mayor John Tory reacts to city making Amazon HQ2 short list

Mayor John Tory commented on Toronto being on Amazon's short list of locations for the company's second headquarters. Toronto was the only Canadian city on the finalists locations in North America. (Jennifer Pagliaro / Toronto Star)

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Thrilled and wide open for business.

That’s how Toronto Mayor John Tory, the Ontario government and regional politicians are describing the bombshell announcement Thursday that Toronto was the only Canadian city to make Amazon’s list of 20 finalist locations in North America to locate its second headquarters.

“We are excited to have this opportunity and to be able to tell Toronto’s unique story,” Tory said in a statement.

“The Toronto Region has emerged as a global centre of innovation and technology because of our talented, diverse and inclusive workforce. There is no other city region in North America that can boast the same talent, the same quality of life, the same vibrancy and economic strength,” he said.

The retail behemoth plans to invest more than $5 billion into the project and hire 50,000 highly paid employees in the city housing it.

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