Ideally situated in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Elgin County provides businesses with immediate access to a market of over 439,000 people, including the cities of St. Thomas and London, and more than 10 million people within a 2½ hour drive.
Strategically located with convenient access to Highways 401, 402 and 403, the cities of Windsor, Toronto and the GTA, London, Woodstock, Chatham-Kent, Kitchener/Waterloo, Detroit and Brantford are all within easy reach.
In addition to accessible roads, businesses in Elgin County can connect to air, rail and marine shipping channels.
Elgin County’s location on Highway 401 positions businesses within easy reach of the Greater Toronto Area and the Windsor border crossing. Proximity to Highways 402 and 403 connects Elgin County with U.S. border crossings at Sarnia, Fort Erie and Niagara Falls.
Locating in Elgin County allows for fast transport and shipping of products to customers across Ontario and south of the border.
Distance to Major Canadian Centres
|Kitchener/Waterloo||128 km/79.5 mi|
|Hamilton||144 km/89.7 mi|
|Toronto||209 km/130 mi|
|Oshawa||256 km/159 mi|
|Kingston||459 km/285 mi|
|Ottawa||648 km/403 mi|
Distance to Canada/U.S. Border Crossings
|Sarnia/Port Huron||117 km/73 mi|
|Windsor/Detroit||185 km/115 mi|
|Niagara Falls||230 km/143 mi|
|Fort Erie/Buffalo||252 km/156 mi|
|Ivy Lea/Alexandria Bay||520 km/ 323 mi|
|Cornwall||631 km/392 mi|
Distance to Major U.S. Centres
|Detroit, MI||194 km/120 mi|
|Cleveland, OH||456 km/ 238 mi|
|Pittsburgh, PA||610 km/379 mi|
|New York, NY||889 km/522 mi|
|Philadelphia, PA||903 km/561 mi|
|Chicago, IL||942 km/399 mi|
Elgin County’s location on Highway 401 positions businesses within easy reach of the Greater Toronto Area and the Windsor border crossing. Proximity to Highways 402 and 403 connects the County to U.S. border crossings at Sarnia, Fort Erie and Niagara Falls.
Port Stanley and Port Burwell provide access to the St. Lawrence Seaway. Access to Lake Erie or Lake Ontario is available through Port Stanley, Hamilton Port, and Toronto Port, and these ports offer plenty of storage facilities for vessels.
|Port||Stan's Marina||Hamilton Port||Toronto Port|
|Distance||8.9 km from St. Thomas||145 km||205 km|
|Lake||Lake Erie||Lake Ontario||Lake Ontario|
|Storage Inside||Vessels up to 36'||400 Vessels|
|Winter Storage||Up to 40 Vessels||250 Pleasure Crafts|
|# of Berths||7|
|Handling Equipment||Hydraulic Trailer Barge 30x12 Dockside Crane||
Travel Lift (50 tonne)
Carry-All (17 tonne)
Forklifts (9,11 and 15 tonne)
Heavy lift crane (270 tonnes)
Large mobile container top lifters(46 tonnes)
Floating derrick (50 tonnes)
Forklifts (up to 50 tonnes)
|Highway Access||Highway 401||Highway 407 and Queen Elizabeth II Highway||Highway 401|
|Rail Access||Southern Ontario Railway||CN and CP|
|Boat Access||80 miles by boat to Cleveland|
|St. Thomas Airport||London International Airport (YXU)||Tillsonburg Airport||Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ)|
|Distance||30.4 km||57.2 km||58.4 km||185 km|
|# of Runways||6||1 runway and 1 crosswind||3||5|
8800' ILS runway
Paved runway (07-25) is 4,002 feet long by 100 feet wide, lighted
2 turf runways (02-20 & 32-14) are 2,600 feet long by 100 feet wide
05L/23R -10,500' x 200'
06L/24R - 9,500' x 200'
15R/33L - 8,500' x 200'
15L/33R - 11,050 x 200'
06R/24L - 9,020' x 200'
|Carriers Serving Airport||82|
|Customs Office||Yes (Canpass)|
classed as an airport of entry
staffed by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA)
full fuel service including jet fuel, maintenance, and over 29 privately-owned hangars
longest measuring 5,050' x 100'
29,730 take-offs and landings in 2005
For shipments of products, railway cars can be ordered from CN Rail and Canadian Pacific Railways. For more information, please contact:
Mailing Address: Toronto (Concord)
MacMillan Administration Building
1 Administration Building
Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Head Office: Canadian Pacific Railway
Gulf Canada Square
401-9th Ave. SW