Development Information

Development activity in the County has been increasing with residential and commercial building permits increasing year after year.

Within Haldimand County, there are several industrial and commercial business properties that would serve a diverse range of businesses. The available properties section of our website provides up to date listing for agricultural, commercial and industrial properties for sale.

Lake Erie Industrial Park, located in Nanticoke, is one of the largest industrial parks in Ontario. Zoned for heavy industrial, this greenfield industrial park has lots available ranging from 1 to 2000 acres. Frank A. Marshall Business Park is home to a variety of industries, as it is zoned for general industry. Located in Dunnville, the Frank Marshall business park boasts an 11.3-acre Investment Ready Site (certified under Ontario’s Certified Site Program), as well as several smaller lots.

The Planning and Development division is responsible for planning applications required by developers including Official Plan and Zoning Amendments, Minor Variances and Site Plan Approvals. The Building Controls and By-law Enforcement Division is responsible for zoning interpretation and the issuing of building permits.

Businesses interested in investing in Haldimand County are encouraged to contact Economic Development and Tourism by calling (905) 318-5932 or emailing


Haldimand County is within driving distance to a number of regional airports. A list of these airports and their details are provided below. For more information on transportation options in Haldimand County visit our Community Profile.

John C. Munro Hamilton International AirportDistance from community: 30 km Type: Commercial Customs: Yes Elevation: 238 m Runways: 2 Longest Runway: 10,006 ft Hours of operation: 24/7Mount Hope, Ontario Code:
Toronto Pearson AirportDistance from community: 110 km Type: Commercial Customs: Yes Elevation: 173 m Runways: 5 Longest Runway: 11,120 ft Hours of operation: 24/7Mississauga, Ontario, Code:
Niagara Falls International AirportDistance from community: 100 km Type: Commercial Customs: Yes Elevation: 180 m Runways: 2 Longest Runway: 10,825 ft Hours of operation: 24/7Niagara Falls, New York, USA Code:
Buffalo AirportDistance from community: 120 km Type: Commercial Customs: Yes Elevation: 222 m Runways: 2 Longest Runway: 8,829 ft Hours of operation: 24/7Buffalo, New York, USA Code:


Haldimand County is located near a number of key ports. Below is a list of these ports, their location and additional contact information. For more information on transportation options in Haldimand County visit our Community Profile. 

Hamilton Port Authority605 James St. North, 6th Floor, Hamilton, ON L8L
Port of Toronto (Ocean Port)60 Harbour Street, Toronto, ON M5J
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System508 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2R


Haldimand County is in the middle of everywhere! Located in Southwestern Ontatio the 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.

We also have a rich system of secondary highways, providing quick and easy access to nearby cities including Hamilton, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. Some of  nearby highways that provide this access include:

  • Highway 403 which is a 15 minute drive from the northern tip of Haldimand County. This highway also leads to Ontario’s Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW).
  • The 400 series highways provides access to the United States to the East,  the Québec-Windsor Corridor to the West and to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to the North.

Through these access routes, Haldimand County connects to much of the North American industrial market in just one day. Many County roads are also built for high traffic volumes and heavy truck traffic.


For more information on Haldimand County highways and other methods of transportation visit our Community Profile.

Rail Services

Haldimand County has access to a variety of freight rail services. Some of these services are delivered by the following providers.

  • Southern Ontario Railway, connecting Lake Erie Industrial Park with Brantford, by way of Caledonia and Hagersville
  • Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway, connecting Port Maitland with Hamilton, stemming at Smithville toward Dunnville
  • Canadian National (CN) services Lake Erie Industrial Park as the long-haul rail service

Southern Ontario Railway
The Canadian subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. operates within the Nanticoke area.

Closest Transload Facility:
52 Tuscarora St
Hagersville, ON N0A 1E0
514-948-6993 or

Canadian Pacific
CP has numerous routing options across Canada and through the U.S. as well as excellent North American reach through gateways with all Class I railways. CP has extensive Canadian and U.S. short line partners and serves leading Atlantic and Pacific port facilities.

Closest Transload Facility:
42 Centre Street
Welland, ON L3B 5N9
905-735-5529 or

Canadian National
CN is Canada’s largest railway, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its rail network, and is Canada’s only transcontinental railway company, spanning Canada from the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia to the Pacific coast in British Columbia.

Closest Intermodal Facility:
76 Intermodal Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 5K1
1 (888)-MOVIN-CN or

For more information on transportation methods available in Haldimand County visit our Community Profile.

Tax and utility rates are competitively priced in Haldimand County. For more information on residential, commercial and industrial rates please view the links provided below.