An Ontario Investment Ready: Certified Site

An 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 37.49-acre waterfront industrial property that forms part of the Port of Thunder Bay, in the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario on Lake Superior. The property offers multi-modal transportation access, located at the head of the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system and within a few minutes' drive of the Trans-Canada Highway 11/17, Thunder Bay International Airport, Keefer Intermodal transportation facility, and serviced by an existing rail spur. The site is zoned for a wide range of heavy industrial uses with access from Maureen Street.

Aerial photograph showing the Industrial Vacant Land For Sale, 639 Maureen Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The land is located south-east of Lake Superior.

Key Highlights

  • Lot Size: 37.49 acres / 15.17 hectares
  • Depth: Approximately 866 metres
  • Frontage: Approximately 193 metres
  • Services: Full municipal services
  • Zoning: IN3- Heavy Industrial

Permitted Uses

  • Heavy, Medium and Light Industrial Use
  • Intermodal Terminal
  • Industrial Centre


Fully serviced property with:

  • Access to an existing 8" cast iron watermain within Maureen Street with static pressure of 95 psi to 100 psi, and a 10" asbestos cement sanitary sewer along Maureen Street. Private water service connection is available on-site.
  • An existing distribution line along Maureen Street is available, operated by Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.
  • Existing NPS 6" high-pressure gas main is on Maureen Street supplying up to 380 kPa of delivery pressure and serviced by Union Gas Limited.
  • Copper based facilities and internet service available provided by Tbaytel.

Transportation Infrastructure

  • Direct water access as being part of Port of Thunder Bay with 610 metre dock for Seaway-max vessels
  • Canadian National Railway spur located on the property
  • Located 5.4 km from Trans-Canada Highway 11/17
  • 10 km to Thunder Bay International Airport
  • 67 km from U.S. border crossing
Map showing Thunder Bay, 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: - Sault Ste. Marie is within 500 km/310 miles from Thunder Bay, Ontario. - Milwaukee is just beyond 500 km/310 miles from Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Travel Times by Car to Thunder Bay, Ontario
(actual travel times may vary)
Origin Travel Time
Minneapolis 6 hours
Minnesota 6.5 hours
Chicago 10.5 hours
Toronto 15 hours


US / Canada Border Distances
Border Distance (km / mi)
Grand Portage via Highway 61 70 km / 43 miles
Fort Frances via Highway 11 346 km / 215 miles
Rainy River via Highway 11 436 km / 271 miles

The Thunder Bay Advantage

  • With a population of over 120,000, Thunder Bay is one of the largest municipalities in Northwestern Ontario, serving as a regional transportation, commercial and medical hub and with access to a regional trading population of a quarter of a million.
  • Thunder Bay's central location in Canada provides access to both eastern and western markets, as well as the American and Upper Midwest, transporting people and goods with their airport, port, railway and highway systems.
  • Thunder Bay is the furthest inland port in Canada, shipping 8 million metric tonnes of cargo annually and featuring one of Canada's largest warehousing and transshipment complexes. The Port serves as Canada's western terminus of the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway system.
  • Businesses in Thunder Bay have access to a labour force of over 60,000 employees that are highly skilled and educated. The workforce is supported by post-secondary institutions including and Confederation College and Lakehead University, as well as, training institutions such as the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
  • The City is committed to supporting business growth through its Community Improvement Plan program for the Thunder Bay Port Authority lands. This program provides for tax relief on new investment offering tax increment based grants for property owners and tenants who undertake development or rehabilitation that will increase the value of the property, grant/loan for rehabilitation of the Port lands, and, reimburse fees paid for planning approvals or building in a form of a grant.
  • Thunder Bay strives to reduce the costs associated with doing business by offering the manufacturing sector competitive land prices, low operating costs and no development charges.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Guy Jarvis
Director of Engineering & Harbour Master Port of Thunder Bay
Tel: +1 807-345-6400


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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