Economic growth in North Bay is linked to the city’s close proximity to markets for both manufactured goods and the raw materials needed to produce them. Experience the strategic advantages of locating in North Bay. As a key hub for road, air and rail transportation, located a three and a half hour drive from major centres such as Toronto and Ottawa, North Bay is within a day’s drive of 100 million people and offers easy access to a population base of over 5 million people.
Logistical efficiencies abound in North Bay thanks to the ready availability of high volume highway networks, rail lines and the largest, most sophisticated airport facilities north of Toronto.
The Trans-Canada Highway 17, Canada’s east-west artery, passes through North Bay, and connects to the Highway 11 link to Toronto. This four-lane highway linkage allows for easy access to Southern Ontario markets. Major trucking and cartage firms have terminals in North Bay, as do the national courier companies offering overnight service to most Canadian and U.S. destinations. Two major bus lines provide passenger and express service to and from North Bay at a convenient central terminal.
Ontario Northland provides rail freight services to the region’s mining, forestry, and agriculture business. The company’s rail line interchanges with CN, OVR and CP, allowing freight customers to easily ship to destinations throughout North America. Ontario Northland also provides motor coach transportation as far west as White River, Timmins, Toronto, Ottawa, Hearst and many points in between. Each year, 250,000 passengers choose Ontario Northland. The company provides shipping services and station delivery service with multiple daily departures.
North Bay is a diverse community that offers a perfect blend of opportunity and easy living. With a population of approximately 51,553 and a trading area of 112,000, North Bay offers economic advantages with easy access to larger Canadian and U.S. markets.