Apple rumored to open R&D facility in Canada

Kanata Best Building image 001

Citing several sources, Ottawa Business Journal reported yesterday that Apple has leased office space in the G. Best Building located at a business complex in Kanata, Ontario, which is a suburb of the Canadian capital Ottawa and also home to BlackBerry’s automotive division, QNX Software Systems.

The 22,100-square-foot suite at 411 Legget Dr. in the Kanata Research Park will be reportedly devoted to research and development, marking Apple’s first such facility in Canada.

The leased space is located in the G. Best Building, pictured top of post.

Its owner, KRP Properties, describes the facility as a “full-floor office suite with executive boardroom, meeting rooms, several offices, server room, lunchroom, showers, private balconies and lab space.”

In recent months, Apple has opened or planned new research facilities in Cambridge, England and Yokohama, Japan. In fiscal 2015, the Cupertino firm poured more than $8 billion in research and development, a 34 percent annual increase.

Source: Ottawa Business Journal