Amazon announced it wouldn't build its largest Canadian warehouse on the site of a protected wetland in the province of Ontario. The warehouse was on track to become four million square feet in size.
- The warehouse was scheduled to be built in the city of Pickering, which is 30 minutes from Toronto.
- Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan expressed his disappointment with the decision, which he says will cost the city 2,000 jobs and tens of millions of dollars in development charges and tax revenue.
- Amazon said it has held exploratory conversations to build the warehouse at various other locations and it hadn't signed a lease commitment for the Pickering project.
- In October, Ontario Premier Doug Ford granted a special ministerial zoning order to accelerate the project.
- Amazon is in talks to build a 2.7 million-square-foot distribution center on a site that's less than a mile from the wetland.