The Municipality of Port Hope Invites Your Business! As an entrepreneur or corporate executive, you appreciate that "quality of life" is as important a measure of corporate performance as your "bottom line". The Municipality of Port Hope is one of Ontario's oldest and most appealing communities, offering a unique country lifestyle with urban amenities—all an hour's drive from the heart of Toronto.
It makes both dollars and sense to locate or expand your business operations in the Municipality of Port Hope.
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Location - strategically located on the north shore of Lake Ontario in the Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal corridor. Approximately 3.2 million people live within 150 kilometers (100 miles of The Municipality of Port Hope and 6.1 million live within 300 kilometers (200 miles). More than half of the North American industrial market is within one day's trucking distance.
Transportation - Two accesses to Hwy 401, the main trade corridor in Canada, for all road transport. Both C.N. and C.P. have rail freight lines to the town. Two regional airports are within a 45-minute drive. There are three lanes of freeway (Hwy 401) from The Municipality of Port Hope west to Toronto. ViaRail Commuter train service between Toronto and The Municipality of Port Hope.
Public Utilities - Water, gas and other services basic to your business are readily available at competitive rates.
Labour - A skilled, stable, non-transient, versatile pool of available labour exists in the municipality and neighbouring communities. An experienced labour force of over 200,000 is within a 40 minute commute.
Available Serviced Lands - An abundance of serviced land exists close to Hwy 401 and municipal gateways for greenfield industrial and commercial development.
Existing Facilities - Prime industrial, commercial and office facilities are available for sale or lease.
Economic Development Services - The Port Hope Economic Development Department offers a multitude of resources and services to assist with your business location needs and to foster business development growth.
Affordable Home Prices - new homes for as little as $219,000
Excellent Educational Facilities at all Levels - The Municipality of Port Hope is the home to Trinity College School, one of North America's oldest and most prestigious private co-educational schools. Durham College, Trent University, Fleming College, Loyalist College and the Ontario Institute of Technology are all a half hour's drive away.
Health Services - The Northumberland Hills Hospital is a "state of the art" hospital just a 10 minute drive away. The Municipality is home to the Port Hope Community Health Centre and walk in clinic. Alternative medical professionals include chiropractors, naturopaths and therapeutic massage therapists.
Sports and Recreation - The Municipality of Port Hope offers two modern recreation centres, yacht club, library, beach, parklands, golf courses, hiking trails, fishing, hunting and more. Youth can enjoy hockey, soccer, baseball, figure skating, martial arts, swimming, a skateboard facility, a youth centre, theatre, arts programs and choirs.
Cultural Activities - The restored Capitol Theatre has a full program of professional theatre, shows, music and movies. Amateur productions, art galleries and artisan studios are scattered throughout the municipality, home to several world-renowned authors, actors, playwrights and artists.
Why not give us a call to arrange a personal tour of the municipality, meet some of our industrial and commercial residents, and experience firsthand the beauty of our heritage community, a fully modern community that values its history.
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Director, Economic Development & Tourism