Major Roadway Connection Proceeding in Ancaster Business Park
For Immediate Release
October 1, 2018
Extension of Cormorant Road key in opening up new employment lands
ANCASTER, ON – Today, City of Hamilton officials announced that they will be proceeding with the Cormorant Road extension in the Ancaster Business Park- having satisfied the remaining construction conditions that were requested by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of the Environment.
“This is wonderful news for our local economy,” said Ancaster Ward 12 Councillor Lloyd Ferguson. “More than a road extension, this will see 50 new acres of employment lands created. As well, with thousands employed in this park, an added second access point makes the park much safer and easier to access.”
The Ancaster Business Park currently houses major corporations such as TDL’s (Tim Hortons) Canadian roasting operations, Profit 500’s Steeped Tea, auto parts manufacturer Stackpole and the Canadian headquarters for Sunrise Records and Everest Wholesale.
As part of the announcement of construction commencement, City officials, guests and dignitaries will gather on Friday, October 5th at 10:00am at the intersection of Tradewind Drive and Cormorant Road for a photo opportunity as well as a short dedication ceremony to name the Cormorant Road extension Neil Everson Way. Everson was the former Economic Development Director from 2001-2016 and during that time oversaw an economy that generated nearly $10 Billion in development permits for the City of Hamilton. Everson retired from public life in 2016.
“The extension is welcomed news for new business development opportunities, but even more than that I am so pleased to see my former colleague is being recognized for his great impact on this park and on Hamilton’s economy over the many years,” said Economic Development Director Glen Norton.