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Capitalize on Our Dynamic Workforce and Strategic Location

Ontario East offers affordable properties (accessible at Ontario East ZoomProspector) and a skilled workforce, enhanced by strong transport links to major North American markets and easy U.S. access via non-congested border crossings. The region's robust supply chain, from multinationals to start-ups, thrives amidst an exceptional quality of life, supported by the Ontario East Economic Development Commission's free advisory services for investors.

Strategic Location

Close proximity to major cities including:
  • Toronto 
  • Montreal
  • Detroit
  • Boston
  • Chicago

Eastern Ontario At-A-Glance

Access to Transportation - Multi-lane highways, rail services, several airports and seaports.

Easy Access to the U.S. - Three non-congested border crossings.

Lower Cost of Land - Cost is significantly less than larger urban centres.

A Skilled and Dedicated Workforce - Custom training and workforce development programs.

A Strong Supply Chain - Large multinationals, SMEs and innovative start-ups.

Quality of Life - Easy commute times. Safe, small to medium-sized cities and rural communities.

Quality of Life

Ontario East provides an exceptional quality of life, blending the charm of safe, small to medium-sized cities and rural communities with easy access to urban amenities. Residents enjoy a balance of vibrant cultural experiences, outdoor activities, and a strong sense of community. This makes it an ideal place for both personal fulfilment and professional success.

Find Available Properties

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

Thanks to that recent expansion and accompanying projects in Ottawa, we were able to hire on more people. Through the course of our business and the projects we were working on, we had to lease different warehouse space around the city, but now we have brought it all in house. A little over two years ago we had less than 10 people working in Ottawa, and now we’re close to 30, so it’s been a good story for our Ottawa operations.

Colin Goodfellow, Manager of Business Development
Wills Transfer Ltd.

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