An Ontario Investment Ready: Certified Site

An Ontario Investment Ready: Certified Site demonstrates a commitment to work with investors by collecting up-front property information, mapping and completed assessments including environmental, heritage, archaeological and species at risk reviews. Additional information about this site is available.

Investment Ready: Certified Site Program seal

Investment Opportunity

One Certified Site lot remaining in Enterprise Industrial Park - a 3.22 acre fully-serviced, greenfield property on Enterprise Drive located in the City of Welland. Zoned for industrial use, the property is located along the King's Highway 140, allowing for easy access to Highway 406 and QEW, and is a 30 minute drive from the Peace Bridge to the U.S.A. This site is also positioned in close proximity to the future Niagara/GTA Trade Corridor.

Aerial photograph showing the location of the certified site between Highway 140 and Enterprise Drive.

Key Highlights

  • Lot Size: 3.22 acres / 1.31 hectares
  • Depth: 138.37 metres
  • Frontage: 98 metres
  • Services: Full municipal services
  • Zoning: Gateway Economic Centre (GEC)

Permitted Uses

  • Heavy Industrial
  • Light Industrial
  • Outside Storage
  • Research and Development


Fully serviced property with:

  • Access to a 200 mm watermain, a 250 mm sanitary sewer, and storm water management (SWM) pond, ditches and swales for storm water.
  • Serviced by 27.6 kV pole line connected to M17 feeder in the area with 10MW of capacity, serviced by Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp.
  • Existing NPS4 PE IP (plastic, intermediate pressure) gas main located on the east side of the site along Enterprise Drive. High pressure and increased volume to be assessed at an individual basis. Serviced by Enbridge Gas.
  • Existing copper cable servicing at the lot line with existing fibre facilities approximately 1500 m to the north of the site.

Transportation Infrastructure

  • Located 0 km at Kings Highway 140 and 2.5 km from closest highway interchange
  • Less than 1 km from Canadian National Railway and 133 km from CN Rail Inter-modal Facility
  • 2 km from Welland Port
  • 40 km from Niagara Falls International Airport
Map showing Welland, Ontario at the centre surrounded by three circles representing a radius of 100 km/62 miles, a radius of 200 km/125 miles and a radius of 500 km/310 miles, indicating the following: - Toronto and Buffalo are within 100 km/62 miles from Welland. - North Bay, Ottawa, Syracuse, Philadelphia, Washington, D. C., Pittsburg, Columbus, Detroit, and Cleveland are within 500 km/310 miles from Welland.
Travel Times by Car to City of Welland
(actual travel times may vary)
Origin Travel Time
Buffalo, NY 40 minutes
Hamilton 1 hour
Toronto, Ontario 1.5 hours
Detroit 4 hours
Chicago 8 hours


US / Canada Border Distances
Border Distance (km / mi)
Rainbow Bridge Via Niagara Regional Road 27 26.2 Km / 16.3 Miles
Peace Bridge via Queen Elizabeth Way 39 Km / 23 Miles
Windsor-Detroit Tunnel via King's Highway 401 386 Km / 240 Miles

The Welland Advantage

  • The City of Welland is a community within the Region of Niagara located within Ontario's "Golden Horseshoe" region, approximately 90 minutes from Toronto and within 30 minutes by highway from United States' port of entry; Buffalo, New York.
  • Centrally located in the Niagara Peninsula at the southern tip of Ontario, abutting the State of New York, the City of Welland is situated alongside the Welland Ship Canal, a transportation waterway with a loading dock and facility for warehousing goods, that joins the Great Lakes of Erie and Ontario and it is part of the St. Lawrence Seaway system. Welland is linked to ocean ports in Japan, Korea, Europe and North and South America by the St. Lawrence Seaway. Welland also has rail linkage to major Canadian and U.S. centres.
  • Welland is one of Canada's cultural mosaic cities and has a population just over 51,705. Welland offers highly skilled, talented and readily available work force having access to reputable post-secondary institutions including: Niagara College Canada which features skills and apprenticeship training and Brock University.
  • Welland is home to a number of companies including: Canadian Tire Financial Services Ltd., General Electric (GE) Canada, Convergys CMG Canada Limited Partnership, Hydac Corporation, StelCrete Industries Ltd., Vesuvius Canada Inc., Atlantic Biodiesel, Canada Forgings Inc., Northern Gold Foods, PanAbrasive Inc., Bosch Rexroth Canada, ASW Steel, Welded Tube of Canada, Brampton Brick.
  • The Niagara Region also has a Regional Industrial Development Charge Grant Program which provides financial incentives to property owners who revitalize, strengthen and diversify the economy in Welland by promoting private sector investment on strategic employment lands.
  • Welland has a Gateway Economic Zone and Centre Community Improvement Plan (CIP) which includes incentives like Tax Increment Grants (TIGs). There are no industrial development charges in the City of Welland.

For additional information, please contact:

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Investment Ready: Certified Site Program
Tel: +1 416-325-5029

Dan Degazio
Director of Economic Development
City of Welland
Tel: +1 905-735-3771


A Property with an Investment Ready: Certified Site designation means the Province of Ontario has received from the site owner assessments and other site related information required under the Investment Ready: Certified Site Program. The Province has not verified the information and prospective purchasers, lessors and others should conduct their own usual due diligence and make such enquiries as they deem necessary before purchasing, leasing or otherwise investing in the subject site. Prospective purchasers, lessors and other interested in the subject site should check existing laws and regulations to confirm that this particular property is suitable for their intended purpose or use and what permits, approvals and consultations, including with aboriginal communities, are required in order to develop such property, as well as any costs associated with such development. This document, including all related photographs, is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide investment advice. Reliance upon any information shall be at the user’s sole risk. All information should be verified independently before being used or relied upon. The Province of Ontario does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness or timeliness of this information; and assumes no obligation to update this information or advise on further developments. The Province of Ontario disclaims any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any information contained in this document and is not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages or any other damages caused, arising out of or in connection with use of this information. The Province of Ontario is not acting as a real estate broker or agent for any party in connection with any of the properties described on this website.

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