Amazon to expand in Toronto, open second Alberta warehouse

SEATTLE — The Greater Edmonton Area will be home to Amazon’s second Alberta fulfilment centre, which will be developed on a 58-acre site at Leduc County’s Nisku Business Park. Slated for completion in 2020, the facility will join Amazon’s warehouse in the hamlet of Balzac, north of Calgary. About 700 construction workers will be employed to build the warehouse, which is expected to create some 600 jobs. At the same time, Amazon announced plans to expand its 113,000-square-foot Toronto Tech Hub, adding another 600 jobs in fields such as software development, machine learning, cloud computing, digital advertising and artificial intelligence.