Ontario East stretches from Haliburton County, east to the Province of Québec border and from the Ottawa River south to the Canada–U.S. border at Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
From the centre of Ontario East, you have overnight delivery to 62% of Canadians. We look southwest to Toronto, London, Windsor, Detroit and Chicago, northwest to Western Canada, east to Montréal, other destinations in Québec and the Atlantic provinces, and southeast to Boston, New York City, Washington and beyond.
Our efficient road border crossings include Canada's fifth busiest crossing at Lansdowne/Alexandria (Thousand Islands Bridge), which connects with US Interstate 81. This is just one of a number of routes you can use to access Boston, New York, Richmond, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Fort Wayne.
The main commercial arteries crossing Ontario East are the TransCanada Highway, and four- and six-lane, controlled-access roads that include Highway 115, Highway 416, Highway 417 and Highway 401- the backbone of the Québec City to Windsor/Detroit Corridor.
A rich network of secondary highways stretches between these roads. From them, you can reach markets across Canada and the United States—including, within a day’s truck run, more than 50% of North America’s industrial markets.
The trains of CN, Canadian Pacific Railway, Ottawa Valley and many short-line railroads cross Ontario East and link it with the rest of Ontario and other regions of Canada and North America.
Stations in Ontario East receive regular freight and express service. Overnight express is offered between the nearby major cities. Both CN and Canadian Pacific Railway offer intermodal and container facilities.
VIA Rail Canada provides daily passenger service between Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and other cities. Its Toronto–Ottawa and Toronto–Montréal passenger services are the most heavily travelled of any rail corridor in Canada.
Most Ontario East communities are within two hours of an international airport. Airports in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and Syracuse, NY, offer flights of four hours or less to U.S. centers such as Detroit, Chicago, New York City, Boston and Washington.
Within Ontario East:
- Ottawa International Airport, offering regular domestic and international commercial, charter and cargo flights to and from U.S. and overseas destinations
- Norman Rogers Airport, Kingston, offering regular commercial flights to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport, as well as private, charter and cargo aircraft flight services
Serving Ontario East
- Toronto Pearson International Airport, offering regular domestic and international commercial, charter and cargo flights to and from many U.S. and overseas destinations
- Montréal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (passenger) and Montréal-Mirabel International Airport (cargo)
- Syracuse Hancock International Airport, located just one hour from the Canada–U.S. border on US Interstate 81
- Many regional and local airports with 5,000-ft. paved runways, offering charter passenger and cargo services and flights
For several hundred kilometres, Ontario East forms the northern shore of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System.
Our port infrastructure is complemented by access to major transportation routes including Highways 401, 417 and 416, major CN and CP rail lines, international airports and three, efficient Canada/USA border crossings.
The Port of Prescott has a 150,000 tonne grain elevator and is a multi-modal facility that handles dry bulk material by sea, road or rail for storage or transshipment. It provides access to major road and rail networks with on-site development opportunities.
Cornwall Harbour is at the heart of national road and rail shipping networks and can accommodate freight transportation activities.
Taylor Kidd Industrial Park encompasses over 575 acres of industrial-zoned land 5.0 km south of Highway 401 with access to rail and Lake Ontario.
Close to to Ontario East is the Port of Montréal, which handled 40% of all Eastern Seaboard freight in 2004 and is the busiest seaport on the North American Eastern Seaboard. The Ports of Oshawa and Toronto, to the west, can handle full seaway size vessels.