Renovations have begun on almost 4,500 square feet of vacant space in Brampton’s downtown core to support the launch of a pilot incubator and co-working facility intended to nurture start-up firms in their early stages of growth.

As a place for emerging businesses to connect, learn, collaborate and innovate, the incubator will welcome entrepreneurs from all fields.

The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre has been working on developing this space for some time and has secured interest from potential business partners and entrepreneur support organizations like the RIC Centre.

Additionally, Ryerson University expressed their support of the initiative and their intention to add their leading expertise in entrepreneur development and innovation to the mix. Ryerson’s DMZ (formerly the Digital Media Zone) was recently recognized as the world’s number one university-based incubator.

City staff hope to have the centre available for use by entrepreneurs by March 2019. Visit brampton.ca/incubator for information.