East Gwillimbury is a natural centre for distribution and advanced logistics. Our strategic location offers quick access to a range of 400 series highways, an international airport, and we are less than 2 hours from the U.S. border. Available land and access to a skilled workforce makes EG the obvious choice.

As a central region in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region provides access to 135 million consumers in Canada and the U.S. within an 800 km radius!

Sector Profile

Freight and logistics firms are among the biggest employers in the region and the Town is well positioned to capitalize on a rapidly growing eCommerce delivery market, with the connected logistics market poised to grow by up to 22% annually over the next five years (Technavio). General and specialized freight trucking accounts for 22 payrolled business locations in the town, and 76 total businesses, including those who are self-employed (Target Industry Snapshot, 2020).

In addition, East Gwillimbury is home to York Region's transportation administration centre and the provincial Metrolinx service and operations centre.

York Region - a logistics powerhouse

The greater York Region is well-known as a major logistics, warehousing and distribution hub, with more than 1,800 companies calling the region home, along with an estimated 20,000 sector-related jobs. This includes over 100 corporate and third-party warehousing and distribution centres, such as Bulk Barn, Costco, FedEx, Home Depot, Purolator, Sobeys and UPS.