• Toronto

    Tech City

  • WHY TORONTO?

    +28,900

    New tech jobs created in 2017, more than Seattle, New York, DC, and the San Francisco Bay Area combined

    #4

    North American rank for ability to attract tech talent (2018)

    15%

    of jobs in Toronto are in tech

    132,000 sq. ft.

    size of Microsoft's state-of-the-art HQ opening downtown in 2020

    $1 billion

    expected investment in creating Sidewalk Toronto, a 12-acre mixed-use innovation district on the eastern waterfront

  • About

    The first-ever Global Studies program geared exclusively for our Academy for Technology and Computer Science will travel north to Toronto in May 2020. Dubbed "Silicon Valley North", Toronto is a virtual tech playground that will provide us ample opportunity to immerse ourselves in cutting edge research at some of the top CS universities in the world, visit corporations and learn about innovative projects in the tech space, and explore one of the most international and innovative cities in the world.

    A Leader in CS Higher Education

    Visit both the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo, both ranked a top 25 university in the world to study computer science (QS World University Rankings 2019). Attend a special presentation by leading CS professors, meet with admissions, and take a campus tour of these two world-class international universities.

    Corporate Visits

    A major tech ecosystem is forming in Toronto, inspired by the diversity of this international city. We will meet with corporate leaders and discuss the latest issues in computer science and software development at companies such at Oracle, Microsoft, and Alphabet Sidewalk Labs.

    Cultural Experiences

    From traveling to the top of the CN Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the western hemisphere, to the Hockey Hall of Fame to exploring St. Lawrence Market (recently named the #1 food market in the world) we will experience all that Toronto has to offer!

    On the way...

    Driving to Toronto will give us the opportunity to take part in some incredible additional activities along the way. From visiting the International Center for Electronic Games in Rochester to seeing one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls, we will make the most of our time going to and from Toronto!

  • Logistics

    Accommodations

    We are still working out the accommodation options for this program so please check back here for updates soon!

    Dining

    Breakfast will be at your leisure in our hotel each morning, lunch (not included) will be on the run at markets or food courts, and dinners will be at some of Toronto's most exciting restaurants!

    Transportation

    We will be using a charter bus as our primary means of transportation during the program, including getting to and from Toronto as this will enable us to make relevant stops along the way. There will also be extensive walking.

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