With a population fast approaching 100,000 and a growing community of over 5,000 businesses, Clarington offers what investors and companies desire: affordable serviced land, proximity to market and amenities, business support and a progressive, engaged community.
Eyes are on Clarington as the place to grow through new business, local expansion or redevelopment investments. Clarington, comprised of four main communities of Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle and Orono, is home to four of the top 100 largest infrastructure projects in Canada. $16 billion is currently being invested in the Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington Nuclear Refurbishment project, Highway 407 east expansion to Highway 35/115, Port Granby Project, and the expansion of the GO Train to Bowmanville expected to be in service by 2024.
On April 26th, 2018, Toyota Canada Inc. hosted their design reveal in Clarington, showcasing their new 350,000 square foot Eastern Canada Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in Bowmanville.
The new facility will be built through Leeswood Construction on a 30-acre parcel near the corner of Baseline Road and Lambs Road and will employ over 100 people. Their plan is to be open by Fall 2019.
2017 and 2018 has seen a steady increase of activity and interest from the cannabis industry. Regulated by Health Canada, Clarington is currently home to three medical cannabis facilities employing over 150 people. Five more licenced producers are planning to establish facilities in Clarington, each in different stages of land acquisition, site plan process and construction. It is anticipated this industry will represent over 1000+ skilled jobs including those involved in research & development efforts.
On January 29, 2018, Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins, together with Durham MPP, Granville Anderson announced the Government of Ontario’s approval for the expansion of the Bowmanville Hospital. The development plans are expected to include the construction of a new hospital wing, which will better meet the growing health care needs of those living in East Durham. Timelines for construction could be at least two years. At this early stage, this project is estimated to represent approximately $300 million in project costs.
With growth of a community, comes growth in opportunity. Clarington continues to offer investment and redevelopment opportunities such as a mixed-use redevelopment on 39 acres in downtown Bowmanville and an 11-acre waterfront redevelopment opportunity – both with potential to enhance and compliment the community and accommodate future growth.