Toronto, Ontario—April 20, 2016
Vaughan, Ontario – Drone Delivery Canada (DDC or the Company) is pleased to announce it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Vaughan and its Vaughan International Commercialization Centre (VICC) whereby DDC looks to develop a drone delivery service in the form of a pilot program for the City’s local businesses network, believed to be the first of its kind in Canada.
“We are delighted to work with the City of Vaughan and to be recognized as industry leaders in Drone Delivery Technology. The City of Vaughan is pioneering this opportunity with us as we collaboratively move from a concept to a reality employing the highest standards Canadian technology offers,” commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. “We will look to develop and build, and when ready and able, implement a fleet of delivery drones within the central business district in the City of Vaughan that will deliver mail, books, and parcels, in a clean, green, environmental friendly way. We see this happening with regulations in place sometime as early as 2018, if not sooner.”
Vaughan and DDC will facilitate opportunities for testing DDC’s drone delivery technology platform by exploring connections to resources and networks that may help DDC commercialize its services under the “VICC” Test City pilot program.
“As an innovation and research based city we welcome this opportunity to collaborate with Drone Delivery Canada through our Test City program at the Vaughan International Commercialization Centre. We believe that this cooperation will bring about successful results”, said City of Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua.
The Test City program creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to test, demonstrate, and prove their products in Canada. Qualified VICC members will have an opportunity to demonstrate their utilities, healthcare, and environmental/green technologies in real-life settings across Vaughan, working with companies within the VICC Test City Network, including PowerStream, and the Kortright Centre/Innovation Park.
About The City of Vaughan
The City of Vaughan is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities with a population of more than 320,000. Incorporated in 1991, Vaughan includes the communities of Concord, Kleinburg, Maple, Thornhill and Woodbridge. This culturally diverse municipality is located in the heart of York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. Vaughan is Canada’s 17th largest municipality and 8th largest in Ontario. In 2016, the City is celebrating its 25th anniversary. As the first city in York Region, Vaughan has experienced significant growth and transformational change over the last quarter-century.
Vaughan has a strong and diverse local economy with more than 11,200 businesses. The City is a major economic hub and has one of the largest supplies of employment lands in the GTA. Vaughan’s resident labour force is well-educated, multi-lingual and highly skilled.
About the VICC
The VICC provides assistance to established businesses with the localization of international technologies to commercialize new, innovative products in addition to assisting local companies with the expertise required to modify or adapt their products for international export. The vision behind the VICC is to build a leading business innovation support network focused on increasing export activity, promoting foreign investment, and creating jobs. Over one hundred leading local and international businesses, organizations, and not-for-profits are partnering with the VICC to deliver a suite of innovative, progressive programs. For more information, go to www.vaughan.ca/vicc
About Drone Delivery Canada
Drone Delivery Canada is a drone technology company based out of Vaughan, Ontario focused on the design, development and implementation of a commercial drone logistics platform for retailers, service organizations and government agencies. Drone Delivery Canada looks to be Canada’s first publicly traded drone delivery company in Canada and is currently completing a Reverse Take Over (RTO) of Asher Resources (TSX.V ACN) scheduled to close June 2016.
For more information, please visit www.dronedeliverycanada.com
For further information please contact:
Mr. Tony Di Benedetto
Tel: 647-476-2662 x5501