Economic Planning & Development

Englehart is located on Highway 11 (Trans-Canada Highway) and provides excellent local and regional access and visibility necessary for commercial development.  Highway 11 is well traveled with annual daily traffic counts (AADT) totaling 4,400 vehicles and ranging up to 10,000 vehicles.  The town now has approx. 40 acres of prime land available for development.  It encompasses highway access and rail car spur line.

From a regional perspective, Englehart is accessible from larger centres in the region. Highway 11 connects Englehart with New Liskeard (pop. 5,100) and North Bay (pop. 64,000) to the south and Kirkland Lake (pop. 9,900) and Timmins (pop. 47,000) to the North. Other centres in the area include Sudbury (pop. 92,100), located approx. 175 km south and the City of Rouyn-Noranda (pop. 42,600), located within 100 km in the Province of Quebec.

GP in blue triangle - Georgia Pacific Logo

A major industry located in Englehart is Georgia Pacific LLC, a manufacturer of oriented strand board.

For more information please visit our Business DIrectory.

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The Ontario Northland Railway

Still playing a significant economic role in the community's health, the Ontario Northland Railway Station is situated at the end of Third Street in Englehart. This station is primarily engaged in providing rail freight services for the transportation of mineral and forest products, chemicals, petroleum and other products to and from northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec. 

Railway BuildingTrain

The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (Ontario Northland), an operational enterprise of the Province of Ontario, was established in 1902 and is a recognized leader in promoting sustainable economic growth by establishing and operating transportation and telecommunication links throughout northern Ontario.  Headquartered in North Bay and operating primarily in northeastern Ontario communities such as Englehart, the Company provides passenger and freight rail services; refurbishment services; motor coach services and Ontera, telecommunications services.

For more information please visit the Public Transportation section of our Business Directory.

Beginnings or Expansions

For assistance in starting or expanding a business in Englehart contact the Economic and Development Officer for assistance.

Also Visit the Temfund website, the Kirkland & District Community Development Corporation, or contact Laurie Ypya at NOHFC for further information on financial assistance options that may be available to you. For those interested or in need of funds to enhance, sustain and/or improve their businesses, the Kirkland & District Community Development Corporation is offering a Business Enhancement Loan.

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First Impressions Community Exchange Program

In June, 2013, the Town of Englehart participated in a First Impressions Community Exchange Program with Markstay-Warren. Each team visited the partner community without announcing their arrival and reported on their first impression of the community. To ensure consistency, an information template was followed. The team interacted with members of the community in various aspects such as retailers, health care workers, municipal staff and residents in general.

For the first impressions our Markstay-Warren visitors had of Englehart please click here.


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