Van Norman Innovation Park (VIP)>
Become a VIP business!
The Van Norman Innovation Park (VIP) offers a competitively priced, strategic location off Highway #3 in Southwestern Ontario. These industrial park lands are perfect for existing companies in the region looking to expand their operations, or for new businesses seeking a prime location within a 2 hours drive of Toronto/GTA and 3 border crossings.
Phase 1 of the VIP, consisting of 37 acres, is now conditionally sold out! The Town is currently wait-listing Phase 2 which is anticipated for 2024.
Phase 2 and 3 coming soon
Contact the Tillsonburg Economic Development department to be waitlisted for Phase 2 and 3.
Be a part of our thriving business sectors
Tillsonburg offers a diverse and thriving economy that includes:
- Numerous advanced manufacturing companies
- A growing food processing sector that includes Inovata Foods, Poultry Specialties, Shaw’s Ice Cream and Tillsonburg Custom Foods
- Other emerging sectors such as retail services, construction, health care and FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate)
Phase One of the VIP lands had historically been used as farmland, but the re-development plans for the property included consideration of various environmental factors, including stormwater management for water quality improvements for the drainage area. A five acre, naturalized storm water pond provides enhanced quality control measures and will ensure that all of the storm water draining from the larger industrial area is enhanced prior to draining into the Otter Creek Watershed - a significant nature amenity area.
Additionally, the Town is collaborating with the Long Point Region Conservation Authority to identify opportunities within the Innovation Park to replant native tree species in order to enhance the Town’s forest cover and provide additional environmental benefits.
Development of individual sites is in accordance with the Town’s Site Plan Approval bylaw, which has requirements for landscaping and natural amenities within each development.