An Ontario Investment Ready: Certified Site

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Investment Opportunity

A 12.53-acre fully serviced municipally-owned greenfield property with two-access points on Ideal Drive and Rebecca Road, in the Municipality of Thames Centre, Ontario. The site is a 14 km drive away from the London International Airport and the rural industrial zoning allows for a wide range of industrial uses as part of the larger Thorndale Industrial Park.

Aerial photograph showing the Industrial Vacant Land For Sale, 1135 Ideal Drive – Thorndale Industrial Park, Thames Centre, Ontario, Canada. The land is located south of Thorndale Road and east of Rebecca Road.

Key Highlights

  • Lot Size: 12.53 acres / 5.07 hectares
  • Depth: Ranges from 150 metres to 200 metres
  • Frontage: 203 metres along Ideal Drive and 62 metres along Rebecca Road
  • Services: Full municipal services
  • Zoning: Rural Industrial (M2)

Permitted Uses

  • Manufacturing, fabrication, assembling
  • Processing of raw materials including food processing
  • Warehousing
  • Storage of bulk commodities


Fully serviced property with:

  • A 200 mm watermain is available on Ideal Drive and has a static pressure of approximately 540 kPa (78.4 psi), supplied from the municipal water treatment plant and elevated storage reservoir.
  • A 27.6 kV feeder is available in the area that runs immediately east of the site, serviced by Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Existing 2" pipeline available located east of the site connected to a 4" pipeline along Wheelton Drive delivering up to 420 kPa of delivery pressure to service the site. Serviced by Union Gas Ltd.
  • An existing 27.6 kV transmission line is available that runs immediately east of the site. Serviced by Enwin Utilities Ltd.
  • Site is serviceable by fibre optic and telecommunications servicing provided by Bell Canada.

Transportation Infrastructure

  • Located immediately south of County Road 28, west of County Road 27 and 10 km north of County Road 2
  • 9.5 km from CP Rail line
  • Located 14 km from London International Airport
  • Located 25 km from Highway 401
  • Access to three US border crossings within a two hour drive of Thames Centre
Map showing Thames Centre, 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, indicating the following: - Toronto, Buffalo, Detroit and Cleveland is within 200 km/125 miles from Thames Centre, Ontario. - Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Pittsburgh and Columbus are within 500 km/310 miles from Thames Centre, Ontario. - Washington, Timmins, Indianapolis, Ottawa, Chicago and Milwaukee are just beyond 500 km/310 miles from Thames Centre, Ontario.
Travel Times by Car to Thames Centre
(actual travel times may vary)
Origin Travel Time
Downtown London 20 minutes
Waterloo 1 hour
Toronto 2 hours
Detroit 2 hours


US / Canada Border Distances
Border Distance (km / mi)
Port Huron via Highway 402 108 km / 67 miles
Lewiston-Queenston Bridge via Highway 403 200 km / 124 miles
Windsor/Detroit via Highway 401 212 km / 132 miles

The Thames Centre Advantage

  • The Municipality of Thames Centre is centrally located in Southwestern Ontario with access to provincial Highways 401, 402 and 403 offering local businesses with commercial transportation passage to Toronto, Sarnia and the United States.
  • Thames Centre is located 14 km from the London International Airport that provides commuter and freight services to major cities across Canada, as well as, select destinations in the US and Mexico.
  • The Municipality is home to manufacturing, agriculture, and defence sectors with major employers including Armatec Survivability, TRS Components, Ideal Pipe, and Sylvite.
  • Thames Centre's workforce is supported by world-class post-secondary institutions including Western University (London) and Fanshawe College (London) that are located within a 30-minute drive, and an hour away from Waterloo University.
  • The Thorndale Industrial Park's low tax rates, no development charges and proximity to Provincial Highways and the London International Airport provides a strategic location for industrial businesses. Thames Centre has a streamlined planning approval process and the lands are available immediately.

For additional information, please contact:

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Investment Ready: Certified Site Program
Tel: +1 416-325-5029

Stewart Findlater
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of Thames Centre
Tel: +1 519-268-7334 ext. 226


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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