Looking to support the next generation of Toronto manufacturers, Chris worked to establish a light manufacturing incubator to assist early-stage manufacturers in the commercialization of their products.
Due to open in 2020, the planned manufacturing incubator will be hosted in the first mixed-use residential and manufacturing building in North America. With the first five floors of the residential building being set aside for manufacturing, with the remaining floors will feature residential rentals. Overall, the development represents an innovation in creating and maintaining space for manufacturing in an urban area.
The planned manufacturing incubator will take up the first two floors of the building, while the remaining three floors will be available to manufacturers who have graduated from the incubator or are interested in utilizing its resources.