Winter 2022 Tillsonburg Connected Newsletter

Tillsonburg's Economic Development & Marketing newsletter - Winter 2022 issue.

WINTER 2022 | ISSUE 002

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Economic Development Newsletter

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

2022 Investment Highlights 2022 brought many new business investments to Tillsonburg! Here are just a few that joined our community this year:

Northern Specialty Supplies, Inc. is the 1st company to call the Van Norman Innovation Park (VIP) home with their new 14,000 square foot office, warehousing and value-added processing building in the industrial park. As the exclusive supplier

WGI WESTMAN GROUP CONSTRUCTION OF “ARMTEC SUPER CENTRE” IN TILLSONBURG WELL UNDERWAY The Town of Tillsonburg is pleased to announce that Armtec - the largest water management and drainage solutions company in Canada – has commenced development on their 65 acre site in Tillsonburg. The development includes approximately 115,000 square feet across two main manufacturing facilities, which will produce high density polyethylene and steel fabrication. The expansion of Armtec to Tillsonburg will create over 100 jobs, immediately placing the company among Tillsonburg’s top ten largest manufacturers, with the potential for that number to increase in the future. “The Town of Tillsonburg is happy to welcome Armtec to the community” says Tillsonburg’s new Mayor Deb Gilvesy. “In a year where our community saw the unexpected closure of one of our largest manufacturers, this investment is timely boost for the area economy and will provide further local employment opportunities, from construction jobs to permanent jobs.” She adds, “With the strong residential growth we are experiencing, the Town needs to work to ensure that these new residents can find employment locally and this development will greatly assist in this regard.” “On behalf of WGI and Armtec, I am pleased to confirm our investment in the Town of Tillsonburg,” says Paul Cunningham, President & CEO of the WGI Westman Group. “We believe that Tillsonburg is the right place to invest based on its strategic location in Southwestern Ontario offering access to key markets including the United States, the strength of its manufacturing workforce, and its competitive business costs.” Welcome to Tillsonburg Armtec!

for Blake Envelopes in North America, the new building provides Northern Specialty Supplies with the space needed to expand and service new markets.

peopleCare Communities Ontario’s Ministry of Long-Term Care awarded peopleCare 160 new long-term

care bed licenses for a new home in Tillsonburg. Planning will begin in 2023 on a campus that is expected to include long-term care, along with future retirement and other senior living options and related uses.

Starbucks® Tillsonburg welcomed its first Starbucks - the international chain of coffee and beverage shops - in the south end of the downtown core. This is also the first Starbucks location south of Highway 401! Popeyes® multinational chain of fried chicken and fast food restaurants opened its first Tillsonburg location in the Town Centre mall. Tillsonburg is one of forty-two Popeyes locations in Canada.

We welcome these, and many other great businesses to Tillsonburg!


The rapid growth Tillsonburg is experiencing – the third fastest growing community in Canada with a population increase of 17.3% from 2016 to 2021 – positions the Town as a prime location for retail and commercial investment. In step with the growth, the Town has been proactively working to support new development by streamlining building and planning approvals as well as investing in water and wastewater infrastructure. “The addition of thousands of new residents comes with exciting new business opportunities,” explains Tillsonburg Development Commissioner, Cephas Panschow. “Starbucks just opened a location here, as did BarBurrito, Mr Lube and Popeyes —to name just a few.” Whether you’re an entrepreneur starting out, an established business looking for room to expand, or a site selector working on behalf of an international client, Tillsonburg is a great community to grow your business. Reach out to the Town’s economic development department at to learn more about business and investment opportunities. TILLSONBURG’S EXCEPTIONAL GROWTH OFFERS PRIME RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES


The Town of Tillsonburg received high praise for its updated wayfinding signage during the recent Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Awards Gala. “Achieving this level of recognition is a great achievement for our community,” says Kyle Pratt, Chief Administrative Officer. “The new signage is simple, modern and visually appealing and we’re pleased that it’s having such resonance.” To learn more visit

High Traffic Corner Unit for Lease 77 Broadway High traffic corner space available in Tillsonburg’s downtown core. The main floor unit has 4,287 square feet with the option to separate the space. Two entrances including one right off Broadway. Municipal parking lot located in the back and to the south, along with street parking out front and side. Just 370 feet from a Starbucks location. The central zoning (CC) zoning allows for a wide variety of uses.

Amazing invest opportunity! Well maintained one story commercial building with highway access and long term stable tenants. The building is located in an industrial park with approximately 21,600 square feet, sitting on 2.185 acres of land, with 143 feet of frontage. The two tenants are long term and stable, both with net leases. An excellent hands off investment! Industrial Park Commercial Building with Two Tenants 131 Townline Road

Downtown Commercial Property for Lease 205 Broadway

Prime commercial opportunity with 4,860 square feet, level entry, lots of natural light and high ceilings. Located in a high traffic area with direct exposure to Tillsonburg’s main corridor - Broadway. Wide sidewalk, street parking and large municipal parking lot directly beside the building for customer and client convenience. Site is zoned central commercial (CC) providing for a great number of retail and commercial allowances.

To learn more, and see all available lands, visit

Contact Tillsonburg’s Economic Development and Marketing Department at 519.688.5651 or

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