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Kingston's strategic location at the convergence of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and Rideau Canada was one of the original reasons for the development of the city as the first capital of the United Canada's. Located directly between Toronto and Ottawa, Kingston offers easy access to Highway 401, rail and air services.
Kingston is a major distribution centre between Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and New York with immediate access to markets of more than 130 million people within a day´s drive. Businesses can locate one facility in Kingston and have ready access to these key markets. Several transportation and warehousing and distribution companies have recognized this advantage and consolidated their operations into Kingston.
The region within an eight-hour drive of Kingston represents the third largest GDP concentration in North America.
Proximity to Major Canadian Cities:
|Toronto||2 hours, 30 minutes|
Proximity to Large US Cities:
|Syracuse||2 hours, 15 minutes|
|Rochester||3 hours, 30 minutes|
Kingston is located within 30 minutes of the Thousand Islands Bridge to the United States, which offers a number of commercial carrier advantages:
Kingston is served by excellent highway and rail transportation systems (passenger and freight). The City is strategically placed on the south side of Highway 401 and offers immediate access from 5 major intersections covering the city from west to east. This major highway also provides direct access to the 1000 Islands International Bridge and Interstate 81 in New York State.
Via Rail and CN Rail have regular daily service to Kingston for both passenger travel and freight services between major markets throughout Canada. The Kingston Airport (YGK) also offers daily passenger and goods flights into Pearson International Airport.
VIA Rail/CN Rail
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