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. 

With Phase 1 of the VIP 100% sold out and construction already underway, the town is well-positioned for further growth in the Advanced Manufacturing, Food Processing and Information Technology sectors. 

The Town is currently wait-listing Phase 2 and 3. Expressions of interest can be submitted to Tillsonburg’s Economic Development office at

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:

Environmental Benefits

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. 

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