Trillium is pleased to announce the release of our first updated version of TrilliumGIS.
TrilliumGIS is an easily accessible online application that connects investors, suppliers, education institutions, and business developers in the province to enhance the growth of the manufacturing sector. Similar tools have been in use in Mexico and the U.S. for some time, and have provided a competitive advantage in servicing investment decision makers.
“TrilliumGIS will provide the critical information needed by firms, researchers, students and investors to understand Ontario’s manufacturing landscape. It’s a decision-making tool designed specifically to help manufacturing grow in Ontario.”
– Ray Tanguay, Auto Advisor to the Governments of Ontario and Canada
TrilliumGIS is open for business at trilliumgis.ca. The application is free and contains information on over 20,000 Ontario firms in the manufacturing sector. The database is provided by Scott’s Directories, with some additions from other partner organizations. Trillium will update the directory and enhance the performance of the tool every six months.
Who will use the app and what can they do?
- Foreign and domestic investors looking to establish their business in Ontario will be able to see transportation infrastructure, potential suppliers and educational institutions within specific geographic areas
- Existing manufacturers and suppliers can use the application to locate each other and seek new business partnerships
- Firms and prospective workers in the manufacturing sector will be able to see which educational institutions provide what type of learning and research
- Investors will be able to more easily connect with regional and municipal economic development agencies to get more detail about the support programs in a specific region including investment support programs, land availability and local business services
All users can see regional labour data, search within a geographic boundary, and generate reports
If your company is not in the database please provide data to email@example.com. There is no charge to have your information entered into the directory.
Trillium encourages all prospective users to test the tool today. We would appreciate any comments you have so that future upgrades can make this an increasingly valuable tool to grow our manufacturing sector. Please direct all comments about the TrilliumGIS tool to firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay updated with TrilliumGIS, visit www.trilliummfg.ca and follow us on Twitter at @TrilliumMfg.
We look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy using our updated version of TrilliumGIS!
What kind of information can be searched through TrilliumGIS?
- The Business Search tab enables users to search for businesses by name, description, or NAICS code.
- The Educational Institutions tab enables users to search for educational institutions by program, research focus or geographic location.
What does NAICS stand for?
- NAICS stands for North American Industry Classification System. The system is used for classifying business establishments.
- Code details can be found on Statistics Canada website: http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p3VD.pl?Function=getVD&TVD=307532
What does EDO stand for?
- EDO stands for Economic Development Officer. EDO’s are responsible for developing and coordinating the implementation of a plan to improve the economy of an area by attracting new businesses, encouraging investment opportunities, increasing job opportunities and identifying opportunities for sustainable growth.
What are the differences between the listed EDOs on the Layers tab?
- Lower Tier EDO: responsible for the economic development of a town or city in Ontario
- Upper Tier EDO: responsible for the economic development of a county or town partnership in Ontario
- Regional EDO: responsible for the economic development of a geographic region in Ontario
How do I add Certified Sites to my Report?
- All Certified Sites on the map that correspond to your selection from the Spatial Boundary tab will be added to your Report.
- Selecting All of Ontario will result in every Certified Site data point being added.
- Selecting Current Map Extents will result in only the Certified Sites displayed on the map on your screen when you click Generate Report on the Report tab being added.
- Selecting a Municipal or EDO boundary will result in only the Certified Sites displayed within that boundary being added.
How do I add Educational Institutions to my Report?
- If All of Ontario is selected on the Spatial Boundary tab, all Educational Institution data points will be added.
- If Current Map Extents is selected on the Spatial Boundary tab, only the Educational Institutions displayed on the map on your screen when you click Generate Report on the Report tab will be added.
- If a Municipal or EDO boundary is selected on the Spatial Boundary tab, only the Educational Institutions within that boundary will be added.
- Additional Educational Institutions that are not included in your selection from the Spatial Boundary tab can be added manually. Search for a particular Educational Institution on the Education Search tab, and click the Green Educational Institution Name. This will add your selected Educational Institution to your Report.
How do I add Businesses to my Report?
- All Businesses must be added to the Report manually through the Business Search tab. Businesses can be added individually by Business Name or Description, or in groups by NAICS Code or Description.
- To add businesses individually by Business Name or Description, click on the Green Business Title from your Search Results.
- To add businesses in groups by NAICS Code or Description, click on the Green NAICS Code from your Search Results.
- Recall that selected Businesses or NAICS Codes will only be added to your Report if they correspond to your selection from the Spatial Boundary tab.
How do I add individual businesses within a NAICS Code to my Report?
- Click on the Green NAICS Code from your Search Results to populate the map with those data points.
- Return to the Identify tab and select Businesses. Use your Identify tool to zoom in on specific data points on the map.
- After you click on each data point of interest, select Add to list on the left-hand side of your screen.
- Return to the Report tab. Under My List click Businesses to view each business that you selected with Add to list.
- Remove remaining businesses within your selected NAICS Code that you are not interested in by clicking NAICS Codes, and selecting the (x) next to the Green NAICS Code. Businesses that you have added through Add to list will remain.
- Recall that selected businesses within your NAICS Code will only be displayed on your Report if they correspond to your selection from the Spatial Boundary tab.
How much information can be included in one report?
- There is a limit of 50 businesses per report.