News Release

Cisco Systems Ottawa Development Centre Continues Expansion

Phase II underway and Phase III beginning
Nov 01, 2000

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What: Cisco Systems announces the next two phases of expansion for the Cisco Ottawa Development Centre.

Who: Representatives included (in photo, left to right):

  • Bob Perkins, Leasing/Marketing Manager, Canderel Management Inc.
  • Wayne Jennings, Vice President and General Manager, Canderel, Management Inc.
  • Norm Major, Senior Director, Engineering Ottawa Development Centre, Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Bill Swift, Senior Director, Engineering, Ottawa Development Centre, Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Charles Eagan, Software Engineering Director, Ottawa Development Centre, Cisco Systems Inc.

Why: Cisco's continued success in the Ottawa region has led to the building of a five building Cisco campus in Kanata to accommodate up to 2,400 employees. The Cisco Ottawa Development Centre focuses on carrier grade data communications products.

"Ottawa is a fantastic region for our employees, with a great standard of living, and is richly populated with top high-tech talent. Cisco plans to continue to leverage high-tech talent pool of the Ottawa region to expand its team of industry experts," said Norm Major, Senior Director, Engineering, Ottawa Development Centre.


  • Phase II, comprised of 105,000 square feet, is to be ready for July 2001
  • Phase III, comprised of 157,000 square feet is slated to open in December 2001.

Where: The expansion site is located in Kanata's NorthTech Campus development, a state-of-the-art technology-oriented office park on prime real estate in the heart of Kanata on Innovation Drive.

For additional information:

  • Tiffany Schier
    Strategic/Ampersand Inc.
    (416) 961-5595 ext. 406
    Pager: 1-800-68-CISCO