Hwy 400 Strategic Industrial Employment Area

Highway 400 Employment Lands (OPA 15)


If you are looking to establish your business along a strategic transportation corridor between the bustling communities of Simcoe County and York Region, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury (BWG) is transforming 900 acres along Highway 400 into a prestige industrial business park. Full servicing of this corridor, including construction of Highway 400 interchanges, is anticipated by 2018.

Official Plan Amendment 15 (OPA 15), the Highway 400 Strategic Industrial Employment Area Secondary Plan, identifies three specific Ministerial Zoning Orders (MZOs) for this prestige business area, outlines permitted uses and provides direction on growth management, resource protection, infrastructure requirement and development phasing.

As part of the Town’s plans to expand business opportunities and further enhance access to major transportation corridors, BWG Council is actively pursuing the construction of a link between Highway 400 and Highway 404 with the Government of Ontario.

If you are considering locating your business in this prestige area, please contact the Bradford West Gwillimbury Office of Economic Development at:

Please find further information below on the businesses permitted in the Highway 400 Employment Lands, maps and details of OPA 15.

OPA 15 – Highway 400 Employment Area (PowerPoint)
OPA 15 – Highway 400 Employment Area (PDF)
Proposed Highway Map
Map of Hwy 400 - Hwy 404 Link
Highway 400 – 404 Connecting Link
Strategic Settlement Employment Area Ownership
Capital Projects Timeline

MZO 1 allows for the development of:

  • A manufacturing plant
  • Warehousing
  • Retail, equipment servicing and office space

MZO 2 allows for the development of:

  • A manufacturing plant, warehousing and a distribution centre
  • A data centre, food processing facility, research facility and office space
  • A public training facility, auto service station and bank
  • Convenience store, day care and fitness centre
  • Industrial or agricultural machinery sales facility
  • Food store
  • Hotel
  • Retail Store

MZO 3 is reserved for agricultural uses, including:

  • Crop growing and livestock
  • Grain drying and product storage