COVID-19: Google continues its investments in Quebec

COVID-19: Google maintient ses investissements au Québec

Google plans to continue to invest in its montreal offices, even if he just abandoned his project of a futuristic area in Toronto because of the economic uncertainty, learned The Newspaper.

“The decision of our sister company the Sidewalk Labs, to no longer pursue the project Quayside in Toronto, will not affect the presence of Google in Canada. Our plans for expansion and construction of our three new offices in Montreal, Toronto and Waterloo are continuing,” said the Journal, Friday, a spokesman for the company.

In recent months, the project of Google in Toronto had raised among the citizens, some concerns relating to the respect of private life.

Last February, Google announced to have the intention of increasing the number of its employees in its Montreal office, from 200 to over 1,000 over the next five to seven years, with its modern spaces of the rue Viger.

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However, even if the economic uncertainty has had because of its futuristic area controversial five hectares of land along lake Ontario, no question, for the giant, to drop its projects in quebec.

Google has set foot in Montreal 16 years ago. In 2016, it had wagered on the researcher featured in artificial intelligence, Hugo Larochelle to launch its laboratory-Google Brain.

Two years later, Google went to find the producer in quebec video games Jade Raymond.

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