Boat going under the Burlington bridge

Locally Engaged, Globally Competitive

Our city is located in one of the most densely populated and industrialized regions in Canada. Toronto, Ontario’s capital and the second-largest finance centre in North America, is only a 45 minute drive away, making Burlington the perfect location for businesses within which to thrive.

Map of southern Ontario including Toronto, Burlington and Niagara Falls

Outstanding Connectivity

We are accessible to markets and supply chains through major highways, international & private airports, seaports, cargo railway networks, GO Train commuter stations and Canada/US land border crossings.

Three Major Highways

The QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way)
Highway 403
407 ETR (Electronic Toll Road)

International & Private Aiports

Toronto Pearson International Airport
Hamilton International Airport
Niagara Falls International Airport (USA)
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (USA)
Burlington Executive Airport

One of the largest Seaports in the country

Port of Hamilton

Cargo Railway Networks

CN Rail
Canadian Pacific Railway

GO Transit Commuter Stations

Burlington Station
Appleby Station
Aldershot Station

Canada/US Land Border Crossings

Queenston – Lewiston (45 minutes)
Niagara Falls (50 minutes)
Fort Erie – Buffalo (60 minutes)
Port Huron – Sarnia (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Detroit (3 hours, 30 minutes)

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Aerial shot of the 407 highway in Burlington

Easy Access to:

Toronto, Ontario’s capital city

5 Airports within 60 minutes

One of largest & busiest seaports in the country

Major border crossings

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Top Talent Attraction

  • We’re part of Halton region, providing businesses with access to a labour pool of 4.5 million people within commuting distance1.
  • 20 post-secondary institutions are accessible within a one hour’s drive of the region.
  • Our quality of life means employee retention rates are higher here.

An Expanding Network

Metrolinx, the Ontario government’s regional transportation agency, is currently working on the expansion and electrification of the GO Transit network.  This will mean shorter journey times and increased service (two-way, all day service between Toronto and our city every 15 minutes).

A Growing Community

We are developing a GO Investment Corridor around our three GO Transit stations. These hubs will be “Complete Communities”; environmentally friendly neighbourhoods with multiple transit options and a mix of uses.

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