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Market Access

Haldimand County enterprise connects with suppliers and markets by:


Haldimand County enjoys a central location with first-class access to huge North American markets.


Market Access Map 



Haldimand County's main connecting roads are:

  • Highway 6, running north-south  through the County and linking it with Hamilton, ON, and  Ontario's  400-series highway network
  • Highway 3, running east-west  through the County and linking it with Buffalo,  NY, and Detroit, MI

Ontario's Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 403 lie within 15 minutes drive of the northern tip of Haldimand County. These access points to the province's 400-series highways lead east to the United States, west to the Québec-Windsor Corridor and north, across the 8-lane Burlington Bay James N. Allan Skyway bridge, to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

A rich system of secondary highways connects Haldimand with nearby cities, such as Hamilton, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. Many County roads are built for high traffic volumes and heavy truck traffic.

Through these access routes, Haldimand County can truck to 56% of the North American industrial market in just one day.

Approximate distances to Canadian cities
City Kilometres Miles
Hamilton 19 11
Kingston 349 217
Kitchener-Waterloo 80 50
London 100 62
Montreal 629 391
North Bay 396 246
Ottawa 471 293
St. Catharines 70 43
Sault Ste. Marie 759 472
Sudbury 459 285
Thunder Bay 1,430 889
Toronto 89 46
Windsor 283 176
Source: Municipal Profile, Haldimand County, 2007


Approximate distances to U.S. Commercial border crossings
City Kilometres Miles
Alexandria Bay/Ivey Lea 384 240
Baudette/Rainy River 1,874 1,164
Buffalo/Fort Erie 116 72
Detroit/Windsor 283 176
Grand Portage/Thunder Bay 1,430 889
International Falls/Fort Frances 1,784 1,109
Lewiston/Queenston 120 75
Massena/Cornwall 514 319
Niagara Falls/Niagara Falls 100 62
Ogdensburg/Prescott 444 276
Port Huron/Sarnia 200 124
Sault Ste. Marie/Sault Ste. Marie 759 472
Source: Municipal Profile, Haldimand County, 2007




The following airports serve Haldimand County:

  • John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, 15 minutes from Haldimand's northern border. Recently upgraded, this airport has increased passenger service and is a leading freight terminal.
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport, 90 minutes from Haldimand's northern border. Canada's busiest airport, Pearson handled 29.9 million passengers in 2005. It offers 249 truck loading doors and 1.2 million sq. ft. of on-airport warehouse space, and can process 1 million metric tonnes of cargo annually.



Freight rail access for Haldimand County is provided by:

  • Railink Southern Ontario, connecting Lake Erie Industrial Park with Brantford, by way of Caledonia and Hagersville
  • Canadian Pacific Railway, connecting Port Maitland with Hamilton, stemming at Smithville toward Dunnville




Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System access can be arranged through docks owned by U.S. Steel Canada in the Lake Erie Industrial Park.


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