Ontario boosts access to rapid testing kits
The Ontario government today launched a new rapid testing web portal offering essential businesses access to free rapid COVID-19 testing kits, representing an expansion of the Provincial Antigen Screening Program. Businesses are encouraged to participate in the program by registering at ontario.ca/testingonsite to obtain screening kits to detect asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 at workplaces.
Rogers to spend on public art at M City
Rogers Real Estate Development Limited and Urban Capital Property Group today announced plans for a $500,000 contribution towards public art in Mississauga to be made by Rogers. Rogers will work with the municipal government to commission new public artwork at its M City development, an eight-tower, 4.3–million-square-foot community being developed at the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway.
Partnership to develop communications infrastructure in Latin America
Canadian entrepreneur Marc Wade and former American Tower senior executive Jay Rocio today announced the creation of a new entity, BTI International Limited Partnership, that will develop telecommunications infrastructure in Latin America. BTI will own and operate multi-tenant telecommunication real estate assets in the region. Canaccord Genuity LLC has been hired by BTI as financial adviser and agent in connection with a private placement offering of units of BTI.
FPInnovations, Robotic Research to develop off-road AV tech
Robotic Research and FPInnovations today announced a partnership that will develop an off-road truck platooning system for the forestry and natural resources industries. Robotic Research is a Maryland-based firm specializing in automated driving systems and FPInnovations is a private Canadian non-profit research and development centre. The multi-year project aims to accelerate the adoption of off-road AV technology to improve safety and address labour shortages in off-road work settings.