Media release

Communitech confirms lease with Lang Tannery through 2025

KITCHENER, ONT., July 08, 2020 —Communitech is pleased to announce that it has renewed its lease at the historic Lang Tannery building and will be continuing to occupy office, meeting and event space at this city landmark through to at least 2025. Communitech has operated an innovation hub at the Lang Tannery, at 151 Charles St. W. since 2010. Once the largest producer of sole leather in the British Commonwealth, the Tannery is now home to a clubhouse for the region’s tech community. 

Currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Communitech occupies just over 112,000 square feet in the Tannery. In addition to providing work and event space for tech companies and community organizations, the Communitech Hub is home to innovation teams from some of the biggest companies in Canada and from around the world. Our corporate innovation partners include TD, Manulife, Rogers, Thomson Reuters and Sonova – as well as public sector innovators like LCBO, the Province of Ontario Digital Service and the Royal Canadian Air Force. 

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Candace Beres
Manager, Public Relations, Communitech
(519) 888-9944 Ext. 1027

About Communitech

Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader. At the time it was crazy talk, but somehow this community managed to pull it off. Today, Communitech is a public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1,400 companies — from startups to scale-ups to large global players.

Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed in three distinct ways.

  • Communitech is a place – the centre of gravity for entrepreneurs and innovators. A clubhouse for building cool tech and great companies.
  • Communitech delivers programs – helping companies at all stages with access to capital, customers and talent. We are here to help them grow and innovate.
  • Communitech partners in building a world-leading ecosystem – making sure we have all the ingredients (and the brand) to help companies go from a small startup to a global giant.