Slack, the popular enterprise chat app started by Canadian entrepreneur Stewart Butterfield, announced today it plans to open a Toronto office.
“Toronto is one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in North America and an ideal location for Slack’s global expansion,” said Ali Rayl, Director of Customer Experience at Slack. “We looked at a number of potential locations, but Toronto stood out for several reasons; it is home to a vibrant and diverse community of educated people, it has competitive business costs, and it’s a great place to live and work. We are excited to be part of this innovative community, and appreciate the warm welcome we have received so far.”
Slack is based in San Fransisco and the company aims to create 145 local jobs, mainly to support as sales and customer service support.
“Toronto is drawing the attention of the world for its emerging technology scene, vibrant culture and the way we live together as the most diverse city in North America,” said Mayor John Tory. “I’m thrilled that Slack will call Toronto home, create jobs for our talented residents and contribute to our reputation as a global centre for innovation and economic growth.”
Slack launched in 2014 and now has its headquarters in San Francisco. The communication tool recently surpassed 3 million active daily users with its app available on iOS, Android, and Windows.