Who we are

The Toronto Industry Network (TIN) is a group of manufacturers and manufacturing associations with operations in Toronto.

Manufacturing sectors represented by TIN’s membership include food processing, materials handling, paper making and packaging, fibreglass, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cement, energy and general manufacturing.

TIN provides the manufacturing community with a strong voice at City Hall and Queen's Park by participating in the formulation of policies that affect industry. In working to help make our City more competitive for manufacturing within Canada and internationally, TIN has been very engaged in recent activities such as:

  • working to protect employment areas from conflicts such as sensitive uses and re-development pressures. This includes working with city staff and appealing S231 of the Official Plan Amendment.
  • advancing the need for a robust transportation system to move goods and services in the GTA.
  • maintaining the Block 2 industrial water rate and working to simplify the Sewer Use By-law,
  • endorsing the need to separate storm water management charges from water supply charges for all properties,
  • encouraging the city to adopt strong land use policies that will protect its port.
  • supporting the current policy of not applying Development Charges to new industrial construction,
  • working to get the City to continue reducing the ratio of industrial property tax to residential tax, and
  • advocating with Toronto Hydro to improve system reliability.

The Network believes strongly that there is an important role for industry in the development of sound public policy. TIN closely monitors City Hall and has developed an excellent working relationship with many of the senior managers.

Did You Know?

  • Toronto’s 5,020 manufacturing and warehousing establishments employ more than 135,700 people, approximately 9% of the city’s workforce (2018 data).
  • Almost 11% of full-time jobs are in manufacturing and warehousing and this sector has the highest proportion of full-time jobs (93.4%) compared to all other sectors. The link to the Toronto Employment Survey is: toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/...
  • Key industry clusters in Toronto include:
    • Food and beverage
    • Plastic and rubber
    • Textiles and apparel
    • Biomedical
    • Steel and steel products
    • Automotive
    • Information & Communications Technology manufacturing
  • In 2018, manufacturing accounted for $15.6-Billion (2012 dollars) or 8.4% of Toronto’s estimated 2018 GDP.
  • Manufactured goods accounted for 64.6% of Canada's total exports in 2018. This is the link where you can download total exports data: https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/tdst/...
  • In 2017, Toronto manufacturers paid approximately $198-Million in industrial property taxes at a tax rate of 2.58% including education tax and other levies (from City of Toronto - Tax Levy By-law for 2017).