Having a growing talent pool of highly skilled individuals is certainly an advantage, but providing an easy to use public transportation system, along with a high capacity roads network, is critical to Amazon's success.
It is essential for any business to have a strong logistical network, including highways and airports, along with multiple transit and transportation options for commuting employees living in the region.
Traffic congestion can be a major problem for dense urban areas. What is the solution to bypass this problem? Build a campus just north of Canada's largest urban centre where sustainability, connectivity, and affordability goals can be achieved, while tapping into more than 3.9 million individuals in the local labour pool.
Simcoe County is within close proximity to international airports; existing or planned GO Train stations; has begun to implement a new regional transit system; and commuters utilizing personal vehicles will be driving to work against the traditional southbound commuter traffic and therefore experience less traffic congestion.
Improving the Regional Transit System
The County of Simcoe has begun to implement a regional transit program to connect our 18 local municipalities together. The regional transit system will provide riders the opportunity to move freely throughout our region.
Improving GO Train Service to the Region
Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, was created to improve the co-ordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, including the GO Train. Metrolinx is working to create more connections to the entire GO Network with faster, more frequent, local service on the Barrie GO Train Line, including a new GO Station location in Innisfil. The planned expansion will bring all day, evening and weekend service to area residents.
Toronto Pearson International Airport
As one of the world’s premiere global hub airports, Toronto Pearson connects people and goods to all corners of the globe.
In recent years Toronto Pearson has experienced unprecedented growth, now serving as North America’s second-largest airport for international traffic. Today, 44 million passengers travel through Toronto Pearson each year, and by the mid-2030s, it can expect to serve 65-70 million per year.
Toronto Pearson provides direct, daily service to more than 67% of the world’s economies.
Toronto Pearson provides direct, daily service to more than
67% of the world’s economies
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Offering service to more than 20 cities in Canada and the U.S, with connections to more than 80 international destinations, Billy Bishop is fast becoming a key facilitator of business travel and tourism.
Lake Simcoe Regional Airport
Since its opening in 1991, the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) has served as a general aviation airport providing services to a wide spectrum of users. Located in one the fastest growing regions of Ontario and only one hour north of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the facility is becoming increasingly utilized by corporate business users.
Fully serviced by the Canada Border Service Agency, LSRA maintains a Commercial Port-Of-Entry status, which allows the airport to accommodate both international passengers and freight. LSRA acts as an economic catalyst in the region and in 2017, LSRA became a member of the newly formed Southern Ontario Airport Network (SOAN). Comprised of Toronto-Pearson International Airport and ten regional airports in Southern Ontario, SOAN was created to support the forecasted growth in air travel demand. As demand increases, the network will work together to increase collective capacity, such as the expansion of business aviation and regular scheduled service to airports such as LSRA.
Capitalizing on this opportunity, LSRA recently announced scheduled air service with Billy Bishop Airport which then provides international access to users.
Simcoe County welcomes Amazon to our region.
Amazon will find a diverse and growing workforce with the talent, knowledge and skill sets required to succeed in Simcoe County.
Simcoe County provides easy to use public transportation systems, along with high capacity road network, that is critical to Amazon’s success.
As well as being a great place to live and work, Simcoe County is Ontario’s four-season outdoor playground.
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