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Where is Hamilton, Ontario?

Hamilton is located less than an hour west of Toronto – Canada’s largest city – in Southern Ontario, the country’s most densely populated and economically advanced region, and less than an hour from five major border crossings to the United States.

There is a workforce of over 2 million people within an hour’s drive of Hamilton, which is close to major business hubs, ports of entry, and Canada’s busiest international airport.

The Port of Hamilton is the busiest in all of the Canadian Great Lakes, and the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is the country’s busiest overnight express cargo airport. With readily available options for travel and shipping, transportation of goods and people is easy.

Hamilton, Ontario – Where Innovation Goes To Work

With a legacy of research in advanced industries, Hamilton has the resources, talent, and support systems in place to accommodate growth and innovation for cutting-edge businesses.

Your business can start, relocate, or expand in Hamilton’s industrial business parks and innovation centres.

The City of Hamilton’s investment team is ready to help you find everything you need to prosper.

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Hamilton Transportation:
Rail – Sea – Road – Air

It’s easy to ship and receive in Hamilton with province-leading transportation and shipping options.

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

One of Canada’s largest cargo freighter networks – with no curfew – is a huge competitive advantage that enables overnight cargo shipments. The airport operates 24/7, offering onsite customs clearance.

Port of Hamilton

Ontario’s largest port by tonnage, and one of the busiest seaports in Canada, Hamilton’s port offers trans-loading services, including product transfer, scaling, streaming, and delivery, making the port a viable option for businesses looking to move goods.

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Freight and Passenger Rail

Allows for the affordable movement of goods by rail across Canada and into the United States, with international facilities available.

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Highway 401

The busiest highway in North America – connecting to the United States through Windsor, Ontario, and east to the neighbouring province of Quebec – is less than a 30-minute drive from central Hamilton, offering efficient goods transportation through the province.

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The Queen Elizabeth Way

The major highway connecting Toronto to the Niagara Peninsula and Buffalo, New York, facilitates trade between Canada and the United States.

Plus, there’s more within an hour’s drive of Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton is close to many cities with available tech-savvy workforces, institutions, and support services for you to draw from. The availability of space in Hamilton allows businesses to grow while still being close to North America’s large customer and supply chain pools.

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US Border

Proximity to major upstate New York cities, such as Buffalo, presents additional business and trade opportunities for Hamilton-based companies.

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Canada’s busiest airport is an important North American gateway for people, products, and services.

Downtown Toronto

The financial and technology-heavy centre offers nearby additional resources, expertise, and talent for growing businesses.

Post-Secondary Education

23 institutions within a short drive of Hamilton provide a pipeline of skilled workers and viable collaboration options for various industries.

Large Labour Pool

Hamilton and the surrounding area have a population of 4.4 million, with a labour force of 2 million.

See the Workforce

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Do you want to see what resources are available to you in person? Book a site visit to tour the city, business parks, and available land to accommodate your needs.

Our team members can provide a tailored experience to individual businesses. Make contact, get information, and connect with experts that can help.