New business and industry moving into Leeds Grenville can site a locational edge to their customers. This region is where many major Ontario transportation lines converge. There is quick access to the United States via Leeds Grenville roads to two international bridges. The main thoroughfares in Leeds Grenville are Highway 401, which runs west-east across the region and connects the region to all parts of Ontario and Quebec. Enterprise here can transport product to Montreal in the east or to Windsor in the west.

401 and 416 highwaysHighway 416, which connects with Ottawa and Highway 417, provides quick access to Ottawa within an hour's drive or less. The Highway 416 Corridor is a 400-series highway that anchored by the Port of Johnstown (illustrated in the photograph at right) and the Prescott-Ogdensburg International Bridge and the St. Lawrence River.

Highway 15 along the north end of Leeds Grenville is yet another significant route providing northern Leeds Grenville residents and businesses with a thoroughfare west to Kingston and east to Ottawa.

The Thousand Islands Parkway from just west of Brockville to Gananoque, is a scenic gem. This highway provides a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands Region. It is a must see for tourists. Access to the region's other bridge, the 1000 Islands International Bridge at Ivy Lea, can be from the parkway or via a short link from Highway 401.

County roads 2, 5, 7, 8, 21, 29, 42, 43, and 44 link the many communities of Leeds Grenville.


The Canadian National Railway (CNR) mainline runs east-west at the southern end of the counties and parallel to the St. Lawrence River and Highway 401. The City of Brockville, is located on VIA Rail Canada's main Windsor-Montreal corridor. Connections to Smiths Falls and Ottawa are also available. There are numerous daily service to all major cities, including Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal as well as smaller stops along the route, from the VIA station at 141 Perth Street in Brockville. Visit www.viarail.ca for more information.

From an industrial perspective the rail service in Brockville has much to offer including CN spur lines linked to Proctor and Gamble, and to the Port of Johstown including both freight and passenger options. The growth in the North Grenville presents opportunities for expiation in the current rail system. Because of Brockville's unique location, endless opportunities of rail travel and transportation are available, an excellent choice for businesses across Ontario.

Rail VIA station.JPG Helpful Links:

Canadian Pacific Freight: www.cpr.ca

C.N. Freight and Shipping: www.cnfreight.co.th