October 6 2020
HAMILTON, ON – On October 5th, the City of Hamilton was pleased to open the Cormorant Road extension at the Ancaster Business Park. The creation of this roadway opens up an additional 40 to 50 acres of employment lands for new business development and allows for improved traffic movement for the nearly 4,000 people that work in the Ancaster Business Park in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, food and beverage production and commercial warehousing industries.
Over the last two years, construction of this complex $4.5-million project focused on installing utilities, including a storm water channel, asphalting the road, and working with the Ministry of Natural Resources to provide for wildlife habitat.
Established in the 1980’s, most of the 660 acres of employment lands in the Ancaster Business Park were developed under the leadership of former City of Hamilton Director of Economic Development Neil Everson, who retired in 2016 as the longest-serving economic development director in the city’s history. In 2018, City Council voted to provide a ceremonial designation for the road as Neil Everson Way, in honour of Neil’s many contributions the City.
The City of Hamilton would like to thank their provincial partners for their support in helping to complete this important improvement to the city’s transportation infrastructure.
“It was 14 years ago that Council approved the funding for an extension of Cormorant Road. I am very pleased to announce that the work is complete, and it is officially open to the public. After planning and engineering work, environmental approvals, citizen appeals to the Province, and addressing the nesting of Meadowlarks and bat habitat, the road is now open and available for use by the businesses and employees of the Ancaster Business Park. The creation of this new access will improve safety for those entering and exiting the area while also providing a direct connection to Trinity Road and Highway 403. It also opens up some 50 acres of additional employment lands for new development which will bring new tax base and jobs to Hamilton.” - Lloyd Ferguson, Councillor, Ward 12
- The Ancaster Business Park is home to several businesses including Tim Hortons’ Canadian roasting operations, international auto parts manufacturer Stackpole and the Canadian headquarters for Sunrise Records.