Mayor Frank Scarpitti has announced that Tesla is expanding their presence in Canada and will be opening a manufacturing facility in Markham, Ontario.
The announcement was first made in a July 2021 edition of the “Mayor’s Review” posted to the city’s website. In it, Mayor Scarpitti says the new facility will be the first “Tesla branded manufacturing facility” in the country.
According to the mayor, who reposted the announcement to his Twitter and Instragram accounts today, the new facility will produce “state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment” that will be used to produce batteries at the company’s Gigafactories.
Details are scarce about the new facility, but on Twitter the mayor said it will be located in an industrial area South of Hwy 7 and west of Warden.
Tesla already has a facility in this area at 95 Clegg Rd, which has office space and a large warehouse area at the rear of the building.
The new facility is likely related to Tesla’s 2019 acquisition of Hibar. The company is based in nearby Richmond Hill, and builds equipment used in battery manufacturing.
UPDATE November 5, 4:55pm PST: Mayor Scarpitti has now confirmed Tesla’s new facility is already up and running.
The mayor’s announcement comes just a few days after Tesla published a new video on LinkedIn, highlighting their R&D, Charging, and Manufacturing teams.
The caption that went along with the video was “Come join our growing team in Markham.” In a review of Tesla’s Careers website, there are currently no job postings for any positions in Markham.
This is a developing story, keep checking back for updates…