5 Toronto Startups to Watch in 2016

Toronto skyline home to many of canadian startups

The largest Canadian city, Toronto, is one of the greatest cities in the world. Aside from the cultural diversity and great food, Toronto is one of best cities for startups. The city is a hotbed of technology and a great location for investors looking to invest in a new generation of burgeoning businesses. Check out the list of our five favorite Toronto startups.

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Zootly is a New York-based company with half of its employees located in Toronto, making it a company that’s drawing attention from both sides of the border. The startup aims to deliver a jolt to the moving industry with an on-demand app that works like Uber. They’re a logistics operator that connects reputable moving companies with people looking for services. So far, they have about 25 movers and 250 moving trucks, and this year they plan to go public.


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Bridgit is a subscription-based app designed to make communication easier for construction workers. The app connects contractors and skilled laborers on a single platform so everyone can stay updated throughout every step of the construction project. Bridgit is already being used on condo construction projects in Toronto, and they hope to expand to the U.S. later this year. logo is the combination of two e-commerce shoe retailers— and They’re taking a page from traditional retailers by opening physical stores across major cities in Canada. Their plan is to mimic pop-up stores by stocking only a single brand of shoes each month. They currently offer 450 brands, almost double the selection of their competitors.



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Top Hat is a new online classroom learning experience. Teachers who use Top Hat can run the program on their mobile device and stream the same material to students’ devices so they can answer questions, complete quizzes, and interact with the material. It’s an incredibly engaging environment for students and instructors and is the new wave of technology in the classroom.



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Foodora is an on-demand delivery service that can deliver goods, food, groceries, documents, and anything else you can think of. It currently only operates in the Toronto and Montreal-areas, and is changing the way customers order and receive goods. They’re open until 3 AM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.



If you want to learn more about how to leverage your MBA to land Toronto startup jobs then make sure to check out our article How MBA Grads Can Land Startup Jobs.


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Kelly Vo    

Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.

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