Cluster Description

The Toronto-Waterloo corridor (the Region) is Canada's largest multi-modal transportation hub with 1 million tonnes and $3 billion worth of goods moving through the Region daily. The range of sectors within the cluster include trucking firms to airlines, rail transport, courier services, shipping, warehousing/distribution centres, and logistics services. 

The movement of goods is critical to the Region and Canada's economy. The industries that rely on this corridor for the seamless and timely movement of goods, from manufacturing to construction contribute 1.4 million direct jobs and $171 billion in annual GDP - one-third of the Region's total and 8% of Canada's. 

This cluster, like many others, is an important enabler of economic activity for other clusters as well as a source of economic activity in its own right. 

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