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The City of Brockville is proud to be a World Designated Safe Community situated in the world famous 1000 Islands Tourism Region. Our city waterfront area offers many parks and walking paths for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to Brockville. People from all over the world have come to the city and remarked how beautiful and fortunate we are to have such a wonderful city and waterfront area.

In a community of approximately 22,000 people, we are a city with a hometown atmosphere. The city offers lots of amenities found in larger suburban places without the chaos of traffic and waiting in lineups. The city works hard to maintain the heritage atmosphere found in the downtown area while keeping up on growth and competition throughout the other parts of the city.

Business Climate

Brockville remains a comparatively small but dynamic industrial centre. The City supports a diverse range of manufacturing industries, producing such goods as power tools, chemical products, micro-electronic equipment, cables and wires, pharmaceutical products and product packaging materials, to name a few.

The City maintains two large industrial parks, which have attracted a wide variety of new industries in recent years. The many new developments represent Brockville's prosperity and indicates the city's continual growth as a vital urban and regional centre.

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Brockville is conveniently located on Highway 401. This major throughfare provides direct easterly access to Montreal, Quebec City, and Maritime Canada, as well as westerly access to Toronto, Windsor and Detroit. Just west of the city limits, Highway 401 connects with Interstate 81 south (New York State) which travels into the heartland of the United States. The Nation's Capital, Ottawa, is accessed by Highway 416, 27 km (17 miles) east of Brockville off Highway 401. Northern Ontario is linked to Brockville via Highway 29 and Highway 17.

Found in the County of Leeds and situated in the middle of the St. Lawrence/Great Lakes area on the world's largest inland waterway, Brockville offers business and industry accessibility to the major commercial international markets. More than 120 million consumers are within a one-day drive. The city is centrally located 210 km west of Montreal, 110 km southwest of Ottawa, 340 km east of Metro Toronto, and 22 km by highway to northern New York state.

Brockville's prime geographical location has provided the city with excellent access to all services. This accomplishment presents the city as a convenient and economical location for those industries wishing to locate in a small centre, while maintaining an adequate mobility of goods and materials. It is important to note that due to Brockville's close proximity to the United States, the city is an official port of entry. In addition, there is a sufferance warehouse, a bonded broker, and a customs broker (H. M. Wakely Limited) situated in the city.

Find direct one way distances from Brockville to the following major urban centres: 

Toronto, Ontario              340 Kilometers (211 Miles)

Ottawa, Ontario               114 Kilometers (70 Miles)

Montreal, Quebec           210 Kilometers (130 Miles)

Quebec City, Quebec     507 Kilometers  (313 Miles)

New York, New York      591 Kilometers  (356 Miles)

Syracuse, New York        202 Kilometers  (126 Miles)

Detroit, Michigan             687 Kilometers  (460 Miles)

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  • Brockville is almost midway between Toronto and Montreal and less than one hour from the Nation’s Capital, Ottawa and on the banks of the St. Lawrence River Island Seaway system
  • Two international bridges border the community with access to the U.S. markets via New York State
  • One days trucking to a market of 150 million (+) persons
  • Situated on both the CN/CP rail lines
  • Deep sea water port 12 miles east of Brockville
  • Ottawa International Airport approximately 50 minutes from the business park, Ogdensburg, NY international airport is 25 minutes away and two other international airports within 2 hours in Montreal and Syracuse N.Y.
  • Local Airport offering commercial jet capacity.

Click here for more information on where Brockville is located in relation to other major urban centres.

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City of Brockville
Economic Development Office
1 King St. W.
Brockville, ON Canada

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