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

An 11.58-acre rectangular, cleared and graded property on 1st Street within Grey County in Southwestern Ontario. Zoned for industrial use, the property is located within the Hanover Business Park and 17.7 km from Highway 6 and 14 km from Highway 9.

Aerial photograph showing the Industrial Vacant Land at 661 1st Street – Hanover Business Park, Hanover, Ontario, Canada. The land is located just south of 1st Street and east of 18th Avenue.

Key Highlights

  • Lot Size: 11.58 acres / 4.68 hectares
  • Depth: 253.567 metres
  • Frontage: 184.02 metres
  • Services: Full municipal services
  • Zoning: M1 - Restricted Industrial

Permitted Uses

  • Light industrial including manufacturing
  • Assembly, processing and other industrial uses
  • Ancillary warehousing and accessory uses


Fully serviced property with:

  • 200mm diametre PVC sanitary sewer and 300mm diametre watermain located on 1st St.
  • Existing electrical servicing available along 1st St. and 18th Avenue serviced by Westario Power Inc.
  • Existing NPS 2" gas main 400m west of the site with a higher pressure and volume of NPS 6" available 1200m from the site, serviced by Union Gas.
  • Fibre optics and copper available at the corner of Hanover Business Park.


  • Located 17.7 Km to Highway 6, 14 Km to Highway 9 , 62 Km from Highway 10 and 97 Km from Highway 401.
  • 3 Km to Saugeen Municipal Airport with two 4000' runways and 101 Km from Region of Waterloo International Airport
  • 63 Km from the Owen Sound Harbour
  • 154 Km to CN Terminal Brampton
Map showing Hanover, 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 200 km/125 miles from Hanover, Ontario.- Buffalo, Syracuse, North Bay, Ottawa, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Montreal, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Columbus are within 500 km/310 miles from Hanover, Ontario.- Washington, Philadelphia, Montreal, Milwaukee and Chicago are just beyond 500 km/310 miles from Hanover, Ontario.
Travel Times by Car to Hanover
(actual travel times may vary)
Origin Travel Time
Downtown Toronto 2.5 hours
Buffalo 3 hours
Detroit 4 hours
Syracuse 5.5 hours


US / Canada Border Distances
Border Distance (km / Mi)
Sarnia / Port Huron 214 Km / 132 Miles
Queenston / Lewiston 223 Km / 138 Miles
Buffalo/Fort Erie 251 Km / 156 Miles

The Hanover Advantage

  • The Town of Hanover is located within Grey County in Southwestern Ontario with a population of approximately 7,500 residents. Predominantly comprised of small and medium-sized businesses (approximately 500 in total), Hanover is the dominant urban commercial centre within the immediate region, providing retail, financing, dining, entertainment, recreational, health and educational services to residents of the Town and 400,000 residents within a 20 minute drive.
  • Hanover is home to the agricultural, food processing and manufacturing sectors with major employers including Exceldor Foods, Horizon Poultry, P&H Milling, Alternative Medical Solutions, West Furniture Company Inc., Edgewell Personal Care Canada Inc. and Electrical Contacts.
  • Located in between Grey County and Bruce County, Hanover provides access to a labour force of over 67,500 employees from the adjacent municipalities and skilled talent from nearby post-secondary institutions including Georgian College in Owen Sound.
  • Hanover is committed to good government, effective and efficient management and maintenance of municipal services, productive partnerships and collaborating with local businesses and municipal neighbours to build mutually beneficial local economies and community services.

For additional information, please contact:

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

Don Tedford
Director of Development / CBO
Town of Hanover
Tél. : +1 519-364-2780


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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