Categories: Economic Development

Burlington’s Bronte Creek Meadows potential site for Amazon’s next HQ

Halton Region has joined Global Toronto’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, which is expected to bring 50,000 jobs to the host community.

One of the sites put forward is Bronte Creek Meadows in Burlington, a large area on Burloak and Upper Middle north of the QEW zoned for employment. The property has been the subject of an Ontario Municipal Board appeal and multiple requests to change the zoning for residential housing. Thankfully Burlington held onto it, as it keeps us in the running for this opportunity.

Halton has joined the GTA municipalities of Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Durham Region and York Region to submit a joint bid for the headquarters, known as Amazon HQ2.

Three Halton sites have been put forward for consideration:  Milton’s Derry Green Business Park fronting Hwy 401, Trafalgar Rd. and Hwy. 407 in Oakville, and the Bronte Creek Meadows employment area in Burlington.

A decision will be made in 2018.

For more information read InHalton news article: Halton’s Amazon Bid

 

 

 

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