Hamilton Economic Development

Location Advantage

Hamilton’s location at the western end of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe provides businesses with easy access to a network of highways, international rail lines, and the Port of Hamilton. Local air connections to international destinations are close by with John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto and Buffalo Niagara International Airport just across the border in New York State. The Queen Elizabeth Way provides ready access to both the Greater Toronto Area, a regional market of over six million people, and Highway 401. Highway 401 is the Canadian link to the NAFTA super highway connecting Ontario with the I-75 serving Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida and the I-90 connections to the eastern seaboard. With the U. S. border only an hour’s drive away, Hamilton has site selections and industrial real estate locations that are within half a day’s drive of key major urban markets in the United States.

Distance Map

Destination Distances from The City of Hamilton
Kilometres Miles
Boston, MA 725 450
Buffalo, NY 94 58
Chicago, IL 657 408
Cincinnati, OH 600 373
Cleveland, OH 248 154
Detroit, MI * 283 176
Fort Erie, ON * 83 52
Indianapolis, IN 653 406
London, ON 116 72
Montreal, QC 557 346
New York, NY 567 352
Niagara Falls, ON * 66 41
Ottawa, ON 409 254
Philadelphia, PA 534 332
Pittsburgh, PA 312 194
Rochester, NY 180 112
Sarnia, ON * 211 131
Toronto, ON 58 36
Washington, DC 538 334
Windsor, ON * 280 174
Note: * denotes border crossing

Where’s Hamilton?

Radial Map





Ranked Canada's most diversified economy, home to Canada's busiest multi-modal cargo airport, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes, and centrally located within a one hour drive to Toronto, Waterloo and the Niagara/US Border, Hamilton is at the center of it all. With two internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the city (surrounded by 23 other), a diverse and learned workforce and both ample greenfield and urban sites upon which to build, we're ready for your investment.

Welcome to unstoppable.