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Infrastructure & Transportation

Commitment to Infrastructure

Every year, Norfolk County upgrades its public infrastructure to ensure that industrial, commercial, agricultural, residential, and institutional clients are best served. In 2015, the municipality pledged $50 million in investment, including the Port Dover wastewater operations upgrades, Port Dover street reconstruction, rural road resurfacing, and the Delhi water and wastewater plant upgrades. 

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Utilities & High-Speed Communications

Norfolk County operates water and wastewater treatment facilities in Simcoe, Port Dover, Waterford, Delhi, and Port Rowan. Upgrades are underway.

Hydro One provides electricity in Norfolk County.

Union Gas provides natural gas to businesses and homes in Norfolk County.

Norfolk County is a partner in the SWIFT initiative to bring enhanced broadband communication infrastructure to our area of Southwestern Ontario. Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Koodo, and Fido provide 4G LTE and HSPA+ mobile coverage in most areas of Norfolk County. Topographical anomalies and forest cover occasionally interrupt wireless service. Kwic, Execulink, Eastlink, and other cable and internet companies provide Norfolk County with high-speed communications.

Roads

Norfolk County is serviced by a well-maintained network of municipal and provincial highways providing excellent access for industries to Southwestern Ontario and Northeastern United States. County Highways 3, 6, 24, and 59 connect you conveniently to the provincial road system in less than 30 minutes.

Public Transit

Ride Norfolk is the public transit system serving Norfolk County, including the communities of Simcoe, Delhi, Waterford, Port Dover and Port Rowan. Norfolk County Council provided financial support to establish and implement this cooperative rural transportation initiative.

Intercity Rail & Bus Service‚Äč

Via Rail Canada operates the national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada. The nearest Via Rail station is located in Brantford, approximately 25 miles/40 kms from Norfolk County.

Hamilton has GO bus and train service. Closest station to Norfolk County is Aldershot.

Port of Hamilton

Located on the western tip of Lake Ontario, approximately 45 miles/72 kms away, the Port of Hamilton is accessible from late March to the end of December. The port primarily specializes in the handling of dry bulk, steel, and project cargoes for the industries of the surrounding areas. The terminal is linked to major North American roads and railways.

Airport Information

Norfolk Airport Information Table
Airport Name & Location Miles Kilometres
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
35
56
Region of Waterloo Airport
51
82
London International Airport
63
101
Toronto Pearson International Airport
82
131
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
112
180
Detroit Metro Airport
221
356