The Town of Minto is located at the north-western boundary of Wellington County, well situated mid-way between the major centres of southern Ontario and popular recreational areas along the eastern shore of Lake Huron and southern Georgian Bay. It is only a 1 to 1 ½ hour drive from the municipality to cities in Canada's Golden Horseshoe industrial heartland like Toronto and Hamilton and under an hour to Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph.
The Town of Minto owns the following industrial parks:
The Palmerston Industrial Park, is a Town-developed industrial park, consisting of 55 acres and is situated on Hwy #123.
The Harriston Industrial Park , is a Town-developed industrial park, consisting of 80 acres and is situated on Highway #9.
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A 14.2-acre industrial property with frontage on Minto Road, access to Highway 85 in under 1 hour drive and within a 1 hour and 30 minute drive to Highway 401. The property is located in the Town of Minto within the Palmerston Industrial Park. Businesses in Palmerston Industrial Park include MSW Plastics, Ideal Supply, Tucker Industries and Tri-Coat Wood Finishing.
The land is located just north of Main Street West and east of Highway 23.
Lot Size: 14.2 acres / 5.75 hectares
Depth: 199.688 metres
Frontage: 286.363 metres
Services: Full municipal services
Zoning: Industrial Park M1
Heavy equipment sales and servicing
Fully serviced property with:
Access to 300mm diametre watermain and 300mm sanitary sewer main
Existing 44kV line available from Westario Power Inc. and Hydro One Networks Inc.
Existing NPS 2” gas main adjacent to the site, 70kPa of delivery pressure. Higher delivery pressure and volume available 300m south of this site. Serviced by Union Gas.
Copper-based facilities and fibre servicing available in the area.
Located 85 Km from Hwy 85 and 115 Km from Hwy 401
108 Km from Vaughan Intermodal Facility and 88 Km from Goderich Port
78 Km to the Region of Waterloo International Airport
The Minto Advantage
The Town of Minto is located within Wellington County in Southwestern Ontario, with a driving time of 1 to 1.5 hours to Canada’s “Golden Horseshoe” industrial heartland and major centres including Toronto and Hamilton, and under 1 hour to Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph.
The nearby City of Owen Sound offers Great Lakes port and shipping facilities, as does the Town of Goderich situated approximately 100 km to the southwest.
Wellington County has a population of 90,900, providing businesses with access to skilled labour at competitive wage rates. Machinery, food and fabricated metals manufacturing sectors have a strong base in Wellington employing 7,200 jobs. Major employers within Wellington include Maple Leaf Foods, Nestle Waters, Con Cast Pipe, TG Minto, Linamar, Danby, Newland Feed, The Gund Co. (Canada) and Husky Farm Equipment.
Wellington’s workforce is supported by nearby world-class post-secondary institutions including the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.
Companies benefit from the Town of Minto’s high speed internet connection (fastest in Ontario), fast-tracked permitting process, low land costs and low building costs.
For additional information, please contact:
Business and Economic Manager
Town of Minto