Logistics and Transportation

Because Infrastructure and Location Matter

Ontario’s logistics and transportation industry is active and growing, making Ontario East a high-value and low-cost location to do business with easy access to customers.

Your Gateway to Seamless Market Access

The logistics and transportation sector is a dynamic and strategic powerhouse, seamlessly connecting your business to major markets in North America. With a prime location along the vital Highway 401 corridor and easy access to international and regional airports, Eastern Ontario simplifies the movement of goods, offering a cost-effective distribution solution.

Drive Your Organization Forward in Eastern Ontario's Logistics Sector

Location connects Toronto to Montreal via Highway 401, St. Lawrence Seaway and CN.

Gateway to Eastern Canada via Highway 30 in Quebec.

Several international and regional airports.

Close to USA with three border uncongested crossings to New York State.

Land acquisition and building costs lower than larger urban centres.

Large tracts of land and buildings are available or can be readily built for distribution and warehousing operations.

By the Numbers

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Costs to Operate Are Lower Here

Eastern Ontario's competitive advantage lies in its lower operational costs, from affordable real estate to cost-effective labour and utilities.
Ontario East-Distribution Warehousing Operating Costs Report (2022)
Ontario East-Supply Chain Analysis Report (2021)

Discover Your Ideal Location

Find Available Properties

Explore opportunities in Eastern Ontario that provide strategic locations, modern amenities, and scalability for your growing business needs.

Honestly, we are not lacking for anything here. There is an advantage to being located where we are with respect to transportation. Since we have so much business with the U.S., and we’re so close to the border, we have a truck scheduled every day to go back and forth to the border. That means it’s very inexpensive to ship to the U.S.

Richard Timmons, President
Guildline Industries

Looking for some assistance?

Discover how Ontario East Economic Development’s knowledgeable team can guide you through site selection, provide access to a skilled workforce, and offer specialized support to propel your organization forward.

  • Resource accessibility
  • Access to market information
  • Tailored support with R&D, training and fabrication

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