Oro-Medonte, Ontario, CANADA – A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday (Aug. 20) kicked off construction of a 500,000-square-foot Canadian industrial facility that will combine a business park with a motorsport road course and testing facilities. The Automotive Innovation Park Oro Station project — expected to bring 700 full-time jobs upon completion — will be home to automotive engineering, education, service, supply and manufacturing businesses. It’s also expected to provide 1,800 construction jobs.
Oro Station will be home to a 4.1-kilometer motor circuit — planned for completion in 2022 — for performance testing, training, research and commercial use. In partnership with Georgian College, Oro Station will provide opportunities for students to engage with the automotive industry as it functions as a center for new auto technologies being developed in Ontario.
Construction of commercial and industrial buildings is slated to begin in 2021. Learn more about Oro Station.
“We make some of the best cars anywhere in the world here in Ontario,” said Doug Ford, the Premier of Ontario. “There’s no reason why we can’t make our province the top destination for auto innovation and this project will help us maintain our position as leaders in the sector across North America.”
Geoffrey Campbell, Managing Partner of Oro Station, said the Automotive Innovation Park began as a concept that was born from a passion to preserve the automotive past while looking to an innovative future with education at its core.