Logistics & Transportation | Ontario East

Logistics & Transportation

Ontario’s logistics & transportation industry is thriving – Ontario East is a high-value and low-cost location to do business.

Location advantages:

  • Connects Toronto to Montreal by way of Highway 401, St. Lawrence Seaway and CN Mainline
  • Gateway to Eastern Canada via Highway 30
  • Gateway to USA with 3 border crossings
  • The savings of locating in Eastern Ontario vs. the GTA in terms of land acquisition for a 100 acre development is $40 million
  • The savings of building in Eastern Ontario vs. the GTA in terms of development charges for a 1 million sq. ft building can be as high as $20 million
  • The cost of lease space in Eastern Ontario is less than the GTA. Savings on a 500,000 sq. ft lease could be as much as $750,000 per year
  • Large tracts of land and high ceiling buildings are available for distribution and warehousing operations
  • Join other Distribution Centres in the region include SCM, Shoppers Drug Mart, McKesson Canada, Apex, Lyreco, TDL, All-Can Distribution, and many more.

Connect with our Logistics & Transportation sector members to help with your future projects and opportunities: 

Bob Peters

City of Cornwall

Stephen Paul

County of Lennox and Addington

Donna Gillespie

Kingston Economic Development 

Dan Borowec

Northumberland County

Chris King

Quinte Economic Development Commission

Ann Weir

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

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