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One Region. Five NAFTA Corridors

Canada's Industrial Heartland is criss-crossed by five major NAFTA corridors, including three non-toll superhighways. Super Highway 401, Canada's busiest and most important transportation route and Highways 402 and 403 all cut across the region and each provide a direct arterial route to major U.S.-Canada border points.

Both of Canada's national railway lines, the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railway, provide freight service directly to the region, while Via Rail connects Heartland communities with passenger service along the Windsor-Quebec City corridor.


Many Access Points to U.S. Markets

The 400-series highway network puts the Heartland within a 3-hour drive to 6 U.S./Canadian border crossings:

U.S./Canada Border Crossing Travel Time
Port Huron-Sarnia 1 hour
Detroit-Windsor's Ambassador Bridge 2 hours
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel 2 hours
Crossing points at Buffalo-Fort Erie 2.5 hours
Lewiston-Queenston 2.5 hours
Niagara Falls 2.5 hours

Routes by Road, Rail, Air and Sea

Municipalities within the Heartland are linked to each other and to major markets throughout Ontario, Canada and the world by a diverse range of transportation options. The Heartland region is served by;

Road Rail Airports Sea
Hwy. 401 CN Rail London International Port Stanley
Hwy. 402 CP Rail Hamilton International Port of Sarnia
Hwy. 403 Norfolk Southern Pearson International Port of Hamilton
Hwy. 19 Trillium Railway   Port of Toronto
Hwy. 59 VIA Rail    

Ready to Ship - Just in Time

The dominant mode of freight transport in the Heartland is by truck. Dozens of regional, national and international trucking companies and carriers are established in the Heartland.

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