iFLY comes to Whitby in 2017

Posted on Tuesday August 02, 2016

Defying gravity and creating jobs in Whitby

Canada’s third indoor skydiving facility is coming to Whitby. iFLY Whitby is expected to attract 60,000 visitors and create 35 jobs in 2017.

iFLY gives guests as young as four years old the thrill of skydiving in a safe, supervised setting. Large indoor wind tunnels simulate the feeling skydivers experience during free-fall. iFLY hosts events from birthday parties to corporate team building and is the leading training facility for Ontario’s military personnel.

“iFLY is top notch and will attract people from across the province to Whitby,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “The location of the new facility is highly visible and will make a major mark in our town.”
Construction of iFLY’s new 11,000 square foot building begins this summer in the Whitby Entertainment Centrum on Consumers Drive west of Thickson Road.

"The location couldn’t be better!" confirms Alain Guérin, CEO of iFLY Toronto, Oakville and Montreal. "We can’t wait to have people from all over the province come to Whitby and discover what it feels like to fly,” added Guérin.

iFLY Background

iFLY is a privately-owned business that uses licensed technology developed by SkyVenture LLC, the leading manufacturer of wind tunnels worldwide. The wind tunnel has a 14-foot diameter glass flight chamber with SkyVenture’s patented wall-to-wall airflow.

iFLY started in 1998 as SkyVenture LLC and opened its first indoor skydiving facility in 1999. In 2005, the company rebranded its facilities as iFLY, maintaining SkyVenture as the design and manufacturing company. iFLY continues to grow with 44 locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and an additional 25 under construction.

Sheila McGrory
Manager of Economic Development
Community and Marketing Services
Town of Whitby
Phone: 905.430.4300 x4312 • Email: mcgrorys@whitby.ca