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

A 23.47-acre greenfield property on Southgate Drive within Southgate Business Park in Guelph, Ontario and located approximately 3 km to a Highway 401 interchange. Southgate Business Park is also home to TDL (Tim Hortons) Distribution Limited, Sleemans, Denso and Linamar Corporation.

Aerial photograph showing the Industrial Vacant Land For Sale at 1080 Southgate Drive - Southgate Business Park in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The land is located just north-east of Southgate Drive.

Key Highlights

  • Lot Size: 23.47 acres / 9.48 hectares
  • Depth: 364 metres (north); 184 metres (south)
  • Frontage: 384 metres
  • Services: Full municipal services
  • Zoning: B2 and B3

Permitted Uses

  • Research
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing


Fully serviced property with:

  • 400 mm watermain on Southgate Drive with 50 PSI at location and 450 mm sanitary sewer with outlet pipe capacity of 135 L/s.
  • Two overhead 13.8 kV electrical distribution circuits located on Southgate Drive, serviced by Guelph Hydro
  • Existing NPS 4 main located 300m NW of the edge of the site with up to 70kPa of delivery pressure, serviced by Union Gas Ltd.
  • Full telecommunications servicing available including fibre optic


  • Located 3 km from Highway 401
  • 70 km from Brampton Intermodal and 60 km from the Port of Hamilton
  • 28 km from Region of Waterloo International Airport and 60 km from Toronto Pearson International Airport
Map showing Guelph, 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. Indicated on the map is the following:- Toronto is within 100 km/62 miles from Guelph, Ontario.- Buffalo is within 200 km/125 miles from Guelph, Ontario.- Syracuse, North Bay, Ottawa, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Columbus are within 500 km/310 miles from Cambridge, Ontario.- Timmins, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and Chicago are just beyond 500 km/310 miles from Guelph, Ontario.
Travel Times by Car to Guelph
(actual travel times may vary)
Origin Travel Time
Downtown Toronto 1 hour
Buffalo 1 hours 45 minutes
Detroit 3 hours
Pittsburgh 5 hours


US / Canada Border Distances
Border Distance (km / Mi)
Lewiston / Queenston 116 km / 72 Miles
Buffalo / Fort Erie 120 km / 75 Miles
Detroit / Windsor 229 km / 142 Miles

The Guelph Advantage

  • Guelph is located about a 15 minute drive west of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA,) with a regional population of 1.5 million residents that includes Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Hamilton.
  • Guelph is home to over 30 research institutes and some of the world’s most innovative companies in key growth sectors such as agri-innovation, advanced manufacturing and clean technology. Companies that call Guelph home include Linamar, Cargill, Polycon, RWDI, NSF International and Canadian Solar.
  • Guelph’s commuter links provide employers with ready access to a labour force of over 800,000 employees, as well as a highly educated and skilled talent from world class institutions including the University of Guelph and Conestoga College. Guelph also benefits from institutions close by, including the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and five other major universities within an hour’s drive.
  • Guelph businesses benefit from a progressive and collaborative community, a supportive business environment and a quality of life that is second to none.

For additional information, please contact:

Ministry of Economic Development and Growth
Investment Ready: Certified Site Program
Tel: +1-416-325-5029

Blake Mills
Vice President
Colliers International Brokerage
Tel: +1-519-829-9521


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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