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Google Canada to unveil new headquarters for development team in Kitchener, Ont.

The common area inside of Google's new downtown offices in Kitchener, Ont., are seen here Wednesday May 18, 2011.

Tim Fraser/tim fraser The Globe and Mail

Google Canada will unveil a new headquarters for its national development team in Kitchener, Ont., on Thursday.

The tech giant says more than 350 engineers will work on Google products in the new 185,000-square-foot office.

The new workspace is located in the Breithuapt Block, a former rubber manufacturing facility that takes up a full city block.

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The company says the unveiling Thursday will showcase its virtual reality technology, which was built in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and other locally made products.

Google's thumbprint in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, which has become an IT hub, has grown since opening its first office there in 2005.

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