St. Thomas was built as a transportation hub with eight railways operating over 100 trains a day by 1914.
The passenger trains may be gone, but St. Thomas is located in the middle of everywhere while still being a place all its own. Located midway between Toronto and Detroit with easy access to major highway networks, International Airports and more - we are a gem of a location for your next big move.
Why St. Thomas? Because you can't be everywhere, but you can be at the centre of everything to enjoy city life, country drives, and one of the best coastlines on the Great Lakes.
The City of St. Thomas is connected to Highway 401, 15km away, through three major interchanges and is at the centre of Ontario’s manufacturing corridor, where Highway 401 meets Highways 402 and 403. This central location places our industrial area in close proximity to major centres such as London, Detroit, Toronto, and Buffalo and only a short drive to multiple U.S. border crossings at Windsor/Detroit, Sarnia/Port Huron, and Fort Erie/Buffalo. This easy access to U.S. and Canadian markets allows St. Thomas businesses to compete internationally while maintaining a budget that would be unattainable in a larger city.
Sea & Air Links
Great Lakes ports are located approximately 1.5 hours to the east in the City of Hamilton, one hour to the northwest in the City of Sarnia and two hours to the west in the City of Windsor. Port Stanley Harbour, located approximately 20 minutes from the subject site, is currently in the development stage and may one day be in a position to handle freight.
The St. Thomas Airport offers 3 runways, with a main runway length of approximately 1,540m (1 mile) and a width of about 30m (100 feet). It also has full fuel service, single and multi-engine charters, aircraft maintenance and repair facilities, Canada Customs and Immigration Services. A new terminal building and hangar were recently completed at the St. Thomas Airport and provide excellent services and amenities for our corporate clients.
St. Thomas is less than 30 minutes from the London International Airport, less than two hours from Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport and approximately 2.5 hours from Detroit’s Metro Airport.
St. Thomas is known as the Railway Capital of Canada. Rail services in the City are offered through Messenger Freight Systems and provided by Ontario Southland Railways (OSR), which facilitates rail shipping to virtually any North or South American market.