Location Advantages

Away from it all, at the centre of everything.  Strategically located along the Detroit/Windsor-Montreal Highway 401 corridor within minutes of the US border, Gananoque offers easy access to the  major urban markets of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Over half of North American industry  and a market of more than 120 million consumers is within a day’s reach.  Just 35 minutes from Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport with regular flights to Toronto Pearson and beyond, Gananoque offers a relaxed rural lifestyle with global reach. 

Gananoque Location Advantages

  • 15 km (9 mi) to the U.S Interstate-81 and Upstate New York
  • 280 km (174 mi) to Toronto, ON 
  • 150 km (93 mi) to Ottawa, ON 
  • 250 km (155 mi) to Montreal, QC 
  • 30 km (18 mi) to Kingston, ON 

Border Crossing Detail

  • Interstate -81 is only 15 km (9 mi) from Gananoque
  • Direct Access to Major Cities in the Northeast Via Interstate 81 and Canada's 400 Series Highways
  • 24 Hour Continuous Service and Operation
  • U.S. and Canadian Customs Clearance 24 Hours Daily
  • Several Major Brokerage Firms Available
  • Ability to Handle Special and Oversize Loads (with moderate escort fees)
  • Thousand Island Bridge Authority


Strategic / Development Advantage

  • Only 15 km (9 mi) to the U.S Interstate-81
  • Gananoque is located adjacent to Hwy 401 with two interchanges
  • Classified as a Rural Community, Businesses in Gananoque are Eligible for Federal funding that addresses Training, Marketing/Business Plans and Capital Loans through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)
  • 2018 Commercial Tax Rate (municipal and education) 0.0374

Population and Dwelling Counts


Population in 2016


Total private dwellings


Land area (square km)


Median age of the population


% of the population aged 15 and over


Labour Force Data Locating Gananoque

  • Manufacturing industry makes up 20% of labour force
  • Retail (10%), construction (9%) and public administration (8%)
  • Gananoque's labour force is focused on manufacturing, but also has a strong service oriented economy.
  • The average employment income of the Town and Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands is lower than the Ontario average of $33,649.00
  • The Town of Gananoque has a relativity low unemployment rate at 5%

(Above Data Source: Manifold Data Mining 2016)