Pre-Leasing Begins At 50-Acre Gateway Industrial Park

Colonnade BridgePort is now pre-leasing up to 900,000 sq. ft. at Gateway Industrial Park, a multi-building development in Barrhaven, ideally suited to logistics, distribution, and eCommerce businesses. With frontage on Highway 416, Gateway Industrial Park provides ready access to Highways 417 and 401; and its proximity to seven Canada-US border crossings, makes it an optimal location for access to Canada’s most populous region and to key points throughout Eastern Ontario, Quebec, and the United States.

Gateway Industrial Park will feature four buildings of 150,000 to 220,000 sq.ft. with the ability to accommodate larger users. Colonnade BridgePort is overseeing leasing, construction, and management of the park on behalf of owner CanFirst Capital Management.

“Gateway Industrial Park is providing much needed distribution and warehouse space in the Ottawa region – an emerging gateway to several major markets,” said Colonnade BridgePort‘s Director of Industrial Leasing, Scott Craven. “There has been a lot of buzz about this development, and we are looking forward to getting the design finalized, leases signed, and shovels in the ground in the fall of 2023.”

One of the key players behind the scenes in the Gateway project has been the Barrhaven BIA. For the past several years, the BIA’s mandate has been to attract career-level jobs to Barrhaven to provide professional opportunities to residents of the community. This would provide options to local residents beyond commuting downtown.

“The Barrhaven BIA is a strong supporter of local employment-based economic development. For many years, we have worked collaboratively to foster smart growth with elected officials, leading organizations and commercial land developers,” said Barrhaven BIA Executive Director Andrea Steenbakkers.  “We are excited to welcome Colonnade BridgePort, and the Gateway Industrial Park, to our community.  Its prime location along the Highway 416 corridor in Barrhaven provides quick access to Highways 417 and 401. With close proximity to the US, Toronto, Montreal, the Ottawa Airport, VIA Rail’s Fallowfield station, Area X.O and the Kanata North Technology Park, we anticipate that this development will be a great catalyst for the growing R&D and technology hub in the area.:

Industrial users will benefit from Gateway’s prime location in one of Canada’s most business-friendly cities. With a growing population of over 1 million people, superb access to talent from its four post-secondary institutions, and a global network of support industries, Ottawa has become an established hub for R&D, and technology.

Gateway Industrial Park is adjacent to the amenity-rich south Ottawa community of Barrhaven and neighbors Amazon’s new 2.8 million sq.ft. fulfillment centre, located just off Highway 416 at Strandherd Drive and Citigate Road.

“Our investment in this land and this development shows our confidence in Ottawa and in the growth of Ottawa’s industrial market,” said CanFirst Executive Vice-President Mark Braun. “With Colonnade BridgePort’s expertise, we have no doubt that Gateway Industrial Park will provide tenants with the space they need to meet and even exceed their business objectives.”

About Gateway Industrial Park

Gateway Industrial Park is a four-building +/- 900,000 sq.ft. Class A industrial development project located at 444 Citigate Drive in south Ottawa. With easy access to Ontario’s 400-series highways and to seven Canada-US borders, this multi-year, multi-phase project will bring much needed industrial space and distribution opportunities to Ottawa – an emerging gateway to several major markets. Pre-leasing is now available, with shovels in the ground in 2023.

Featured Image: Construction on Gateway Industrial Park in Barrhaven will begin this year.