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 15.32-acre greenfield property on Wheelton Drive located directly adjacent to the Windsor International Airport and a 5 km drive to a Highway 401 Interchange, in the City of Windsor, Ontario. Zoned for a wide range of industrial uses, the property is surrounded by diverse manufacturing facilities including automotive, construction equipment, molding, and plastic manufacturing.

Aerial photograph showing the Industrial Vacant Land For Sale, 3475-3485 Wheelton Drive, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Key Highlights

  • Lot Size: 15.32 acres/6.2 hectares
  • Depth: 269.36 metres
  • Frontage: 380.41 metres
  • Services: Full municipal services available at Wheelton Drive
  • Zoning: MD 2.7 – Manufacturing District 2.7

Permitted Uses

  • Manufacturing, processing and assembly
  • Warehousing, storing and wholesaling
  • Transporting and shipping
  • Industrial research and training
  • Maintenance and servicing


Fully serviced property with:

  • A 300 mm watermain located east of the site and a 300 mm sanitary sewer is available on Wheelton Drive.
  • An existing 27.6 kV transmission line is available that runs immediately east of the site. Serviced by Enwin Utilities Ltd.
  • 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.
  • Site is serviceable by fibre optic and telecommunications servicing provided by Bell Canada.

Transportation Infrastructure

  • Located 1 km from Regional E.C Row Expressway
  • Located 5 km from Highway 401
  • Located 1.5 km from the CN Rail line
  • Immediately adjacent to Windsor International Airport
  • Located within 12 km of two Detroit/Windsor border crossings
Map showing Windsor, Ontario
Travel Times by Car to Windsor
(actual travel times may vary)
Origin Travel Time
Detroit 15 minutes
London 2.75 hours
Toronto 3.5 hours
Chicago 4.5 hours


US / Canada Border Distances
Border Distance (km / mi)
Windsor/Detroit via E.C Row Expressway 10 km / 6.2 miles
Detroit – Ambassador Bridge via E.C Row Expressway 12 km / 7.5 miles
Sarnia/Port Huron via Highway 401 156 km / 97 miles

The Windsor Advantage

  • The City of Windsor, located in Ontario, is the southernmost city in Canada. It is strategically located on the southern shore of the Detroit River, due south and directly across the river from Detroit, Michigan. Windsor is a major contributor to Canada's automotive industry and is an international hub for automation. More than 300 companies in the region engineer, design, and produce cutting-edge industrial manufacturing systems across many sectors of Canada's economy.
  • As much as $500 million in international trade crosses the Windsor-Detroit border every day, all heading to consumer-rich markets across North America. The Windsor-Essex region boasts a very significant cross-border logistics industry that facilitates access to U.S. and international markets. As Canada's gateway to the NAFTA Trade Corridor, Windsor provides unparalleled exposure and easy access to major air, rail and highway links on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, making this city significantly desirable for commercial access to Canadian and North American markets.
  • With a population of over 217,000, the City offers an experienced and skilled workforce from diverse industries including advanced manufacturing, agri-business and food processing, logistics & warehousing, life sciences, and major educational institutions. Windsor has one of the most affordable housing markets in the country and is a culturally diverse community.
  • The City of Windsor is committed to supporting business growth through its Community Improvement Plan program, offering tax-increment based grants for eligible businesses that retain or create jobs, as well as, waiving development charges for industrial uses.
  • Windsor is within the larger Windsor-Essex region, a designated Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) point that promotes the region as a hub for international trade. FTZ provides local companies with access to a single-window service for a number of government programs and services to assist local firms boost their exports.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Thom Hunt
City Planner / Executive Director of Planning Services
City of Windsor
Tel: +1 519-255-6543


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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