Van Norman Innovation Park (VIP)

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Construction at industrial site

Tillsonburg's Van Norman Innovation Park (VIP) has serviced industrial lands available that are perfect for existing companies in the region looking to expand their operations, or for new businesses seeking development-ready lands with strategic advantages such as:

  • Key access to Canada’s largest market
  • Low costs:
    • No industrial development charges
    • Low property tax, capital and operating costs
  • Large regional employee base
  • Superior infrastructure with ultra high-speed connectivity

Learn more about why it makes sense to choose Tillsonburg for your business and be part of our thriving business sectors.

3001 Highway 3 at Clearview Drive, Tillsonburg, Ontario

Phase 1:  24 acres available

Currently under construction, phase 1 of the Van Norman Innovation Park (VIP), consisting of 37 acres, will be development-ready in mid-2021.  Lots from 3 to 16 acres of land are still available, priced from $50,000/acre.

Services to the site include water, sewer, natural gas, hydro and gigibit fibre optic.

VIP Listing Sheet

Phase 2
 of VIP will see up to 70 acres of industrially-zoned lands open up off Hwy 3, in close proximity to the phase 1 lands. Phase 2 is scheduled to begin construction at a future date, TBD.

Tillsonburg's Industrial Park Advantages

  • Shovel-ready industrial lands from $50,000/acre
  • Low industrial taxes
  • Gigibit fibre service available
  • Business friendly council
  • Located in the heart of Ontario's 401 Corridor
  • Within a 2 hour's drive of 32 universities /colleges and 29 research and innovation centers
  • Within a 2 hour's drive of multiple urban centers (Toronto, London and Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo) without the associated high costs
  • Part of Ontario's Market of 15 Million People
  • Talented workforce specializing in advanced manufacturing, food processing, production, retail services, construction, health care, finance, insurance and real estate
  • Canada/Ontario is one of the top places to do business
  • Tillsonburg was ranked one of “Canada’s Top 25 Communities to Live and Work Remotely” (Maclean’s 2021 Best Communities)

Environmental Benefits

The VIP lands have 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.   The 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. 

Individual sites will be developed in accordance with the Town’s Site Plan Approval bylaw, which has requirements for landscaping and natural amenities within each development. 

Be part of our thriving business sectors

Tillsonburg offers a diverse and thriving economy that includes:

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Here to help

Tillsonburg's Economic Development department can assist you with your site selection needs, including: 

  • Help on expanding your business to Tillsonburg and site information
  • Access to local talent & training
  • Connecting with educational centers and research facilities
  • Information on available grants & incentives