- Key Available Sites
Vacant industrial lands/prime redevelopment sites are available, ranging from small industrial lots to a 635 acre site.
- Emerging Sector Opportunities
The region is an important forestry hub, but there are emerging opportunities in biomass and other renewable energy.
Val Rita-Harty and Opasatika are situated between the larger centres of Hearst and Kapuskasing in North-eastern Ontario.
The larger Cochrane District/Timmins Region is home to extensive forestry and mineral resources and a regional market area of over 100,000 people.
In addition to being within one day’s drive to any population centre in Ontario, which has a population of over 13 million people, the communities of Val Rita-Harty and Opasatika are also situated within a day and a half’s drive of more than five million consumers in Canadian centres from Montreal to Winnipeg. Major U.S. centres are also accessible within 1 to 2 days drive time. Examples of driving times and travel distances include the following.
|Distance to Major Canadian Centres from Val Rita-Harty|
|KM||Miles||Approximate Driving Time||2006 Census Population|
|North Bay||506||311||7.5 hours||53,966|
|Sault Ste. Marie||632||398||9 hours||74,948|
|Thunder Bay||601||373||8.5 hours||109,140|
|Distance to Border Crossings from Val Rita-Harty|
|KM||Miles||Approximate Driving Time|
|Buffalo/Fort Erie||780||622||13 hours|
|Sault Ste. Marie, MI/Sault Ste. Marie, ON||640||397||9 hours|
|Grand Portage/Thunder Bay||541||326||9.25 hours|
|Distance to Major U.S. Centres from Val Rita-Harty|
|KM||Miles||Approximate Driving Time||2010 Census Population|
|New York City||1,537||955||19.5 hours||8,175,133|