Situated on the western border of East Ontario, Northumberland has a number of major transport and logistics hubs connecting it to markets in the GTA and the rest of eastern Ontario.

Two Major 400 Series Highways Running East to West


Highway 401

Connecting Northumberland, Oshawa, and the GTA, the 401 corridor gives companies access to markets across Ontario.

100 km

to Toronto Via 401

30 minutes

to Oshawa Via 401

6 lanes

from Toronto to Northumberland

Highway 407
Skip the traffic via the 407. While it’s a tollway, this route is a reliable alternative for logistical emergencies and avoiding traffic jams.

Northumberland’s Connected Future

Ontario is investing in highway upgrades for Northumberland County, improving transport efficiency through the region:

  • Opening easy access from Northumberland County to border points in Niagara and Buffalo by extending Hwy 407 to Hwy 115 and building Hwy 418 north-south to connect Hwy 401 and Hwy 407 through east Durham.

See map about the 407 upgrades (pdf)

Transport Hubs

Port of Oshawa

Located at the western edge of Northumberland.

The intermodal harbour moves large amounts of industrial and agricultural cargo both nationally and internationally, and is perfect for moving oversized freight too large or heavy for the road.

Only 2 km

from 401 hwy


Vessels in Past Decade

$350 to $400 million

Worth of Cargo Handled Annually

Learn more about the Port of Oshawa

Pearson International Airport in Toronto

Reach international markets by air. Northumberland is just a 90-minute drive, via the 401, from Canada’s largest commercial airport.

Learn more about Pearson International

Logistics Firms in the Region

Find a number of freight and shipping companies ready to help you move your goods, whether it’s locally, nationally, or internationally.

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