Hamilton is a port city in Ontario, Canada with an average population of 771,000 as of January 2021. One of the busiest ports in Canada is right here, the Port of Hamilton.
Advanced manufacturing is the leading industry of the city which includes steel manufacturing, metal fabrication, product design, automotive manufacturing, aerospace industry, military defense, and production of various types of machinery and equipment for big industrial companies both domestic and international.
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is the nearest airport in Hamilton (6.76 km away). Other Airports nearby are Waterloo Airport (42.92 km), and Lester B. Pearson International Airport (55.66 km).
The peak travel period in the city is from May to August when the weather is mostly warm and humid. Wintertime is from December to February when it is very cold and snowy.
These are the major highways and expressways around the city, namely: Queen Elizabeth Way on the north, Highway 403 on the west, Highway 20 on the east, just to name some.
Industrial Parks for Heavy Industries
Bayfront Industrial Area: Has approximately 3,700 acres of land area. This is the center of Ontario’s heavy manufacturing sector, with steel production on a large scale, leading the industry.
Red Hill Business Parks (North and South): A total of 1,552 acres of Industrial zoned land for international automotive manufacturing and distribution centers, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical laboratories, and food manufacturing industries.
Ancaster Business Park: A total of 660 acres of land for advanced manufacturing, food and beverage production, and commercial warehousing.
Flamborough Business Park: Approximately 630 acres of land with companies engaged in advanced manufacturing, military defense imaging, and pharmaceutical laboratories.
Stoney Creek Business Park: A total of 1,856 acres of land with companies dealing with advanced manufacturing, metal fabrication, and metal finishing.
East Hamilton Industrial Area: The area is approximately 560 acres of industrial land for various advanced manufacturing businesses and heavy industries.
Heavy Industries in Hamilton
Advanced Manufacturing: This includes steel production (the largest sector), metal fabrication, automotive, chemical manufacturing, transportation equipment, machinery, aerospace, and military defense. This industry contributes $12 billion to Hamilton's Economy.
Agribusiness, Food Processing, and Manufacturing: These industries, on the other hand, contribute $1 billion annually to the City’s economy. It gained a 35% growth in employment for food manufacturing for the last ten years.