Amazon planning second warehouse in Ottawa, this time in Barrhaven

Megan Gillis Ottawa Citizen

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, March 19, 2020. Several hundred employees protested in France, calling on the U.S. e-commerce giant to halt operations or make it easier for employees to stay away during the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo ORG XMIT: FW1
The Amazon logo is seen at a company logistics centre. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / REUTERS

E-commerce giant Amazon announced it’s planning to open a second “fulfillment centre” in Ottawa, this time a 450,000-square-foot warehouse at Citigate in Barrhaven.

The company says the warehouse will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs.

Employees at the centre will “work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.”

Slated to open in 2021, it will be Amazon’s eighth facility in Ontario and the company’s 14th fulfillment centre in Canada, the company said in a press release Monday.

Amazon first local warehouse, almost a million square feet on Boundary Road in Carlsbad Springs, opened last year.

The Barrhaven project will be built by construction firm Broccolini.

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