APPOINTMENT OF REVIEW PANEL MEMBERS

CN welcomes the appointment of experts to the joint review panel as part of the comprehensive assessment of CN’s Milton Logistics Hub project and its impact on the environment, transportation and the community.

Have your voice heard: Take part in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and Canadian Transportation Agency panel review process. We want to hear from you.

Visit the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency website for details.

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CN is a true backbone of the economy, dedicated to building stronger and safer communities. The town of Milton means a great deal to us, and always will.

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MILTON IS KEY

Paving the way for the future

CN plays a major role in moving traffic to the GTHA and across North America. We are the only railway in North America that touches three coasts - allowing us to reach 75% of North America's population. We move over $250 billion worth of goods every year. Chances are most of your necessities (your car parts, mobile device, food, soap etc.) have been handled by us.

The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is the fastest growing area in Canada and to meet this growth and demand, CN needs to expand.

CN will invest $250 million to build the new Milton Logistics Hub, key to Canada's economic growth in North America and globally - connecting Canada and the GTHA with international markets.

STRENGTHENING MILTON

GOOD FOR OUR
ECONOMY

It will create 1,000 direct and indirect local jobs and infuse a $250 million investment into the community, bringing expertise to the area and turning it into a renowned logistics Hub.


GOOD FOR OUR
ENVIRONMENT

It will be world class, sustainable and will showcase environmentally advanced technology. The facility will be at the forefront in Energy and Environmental Design including solar panels, rainwater capture, natural and LED lighting. We will enhance the natural habitat of Indian Creek.


GOOD FOR OUR
COMMUNITY

It will include a family bicycle trail to connect existing and planned paths, helping families lead healthy, active lives. We are also partnering with Wilfrid Laurier University to develop an educational curriculum that will offer university-level training in supply chain management.

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THE PROJECT

WE HANDLE CONTAINERS

The Logistics Hub will include an intermodal terminal. Intermodal transportation involves moving goods in a unique container for the entire journey, using more than one mode of transportation to carry it: truck, rail or ship. Many domestic and international products are shipped this way, like food, toys, clothing, electronics, furniture and more.

An intermodal facility, such as the one that will be built in Milton, is a place where containers are transferred from rail to truck. From here, they are sent to their final destinations, including your favourite stores, safely and efficiently. The new facility will handle four intermodal trains daily, with two additional trains moving on the mainline each day.

Take a sneak peek of Milton's future logistics Hub.
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KEY BENEFITS OF THE MILTON LOGISTICS HUB

The new Milton Logistics Hub will benefit the people of Milton and Halton Region by creating an area where goods will be transported. It will be world class, sustainable and will showcase the latest environmentally advanced technology.

In collaboration with its partners, the Milton Logistics Hub will also include a family bicycle trail connecting existing and planned paths, helping people lead healthy, active lives.

The Milton Logistics Hub will include raised earthen berms topped off with native Ontario vegetation and trees to reduce the effects of noise and blend into the natural environment of the area.

This is an opportunity for Milton to become a major player in the transport of goods in the GTHA and around the world. This development benefits the community directly by:

Investing $250 million directly into the community to build the Milton Logistics Hub, creating more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs locally.

Creating a family bicycle trail connecting existing and planned paths to help families lead healthy, active lives.

Reducing congestion by removing up to 280 heavy, long-distance trucks with every single intermodal train - removing approximately 2 million trucks from our highways annually.

Partnering with Wilfrid Laurier University to support a co-op and summer jobs program in the GTHA. Hosting an annual conference in Milton to bring together experts in this field and recruit WLU graduates for jobs at CN.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 9,510 tonnes annually by moving goods by train.

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THE ENVIRONMENT, A TOP PRIORITY

CN takes the protection of the environment very seriously. We’ve had experts undertake several technical studies, including the assessment of noise, light, air, emissions and vibration to ensure we are as unintrusive as possible, designing this project around environmental protection.

The community will be heard. Our project description was accepted by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for review and available for public comment . We will engage the community and ensure that we continue to be good neighbours.

Noise and Vibration Study Noise & Vibration
Study (Acoustic)
Light Impact Study Light Impact
Study
Air Quality Study Air Quality
Study
Terrestrial Study Terrestrial
Study
Aquatic Study Aquatic
Study
Cultural, Archaeological & Paleontological Study Cultural,
Archaeological,
& Paleontological Study
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SOME INITIATIVES TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

ENERGY

The facility will be at the forefront in Energy and Environmental Design including solar panels, rainwater capture, natural and LED lighting.


LANDSCAPE

We will enhance the natural habitat of Indian Creek and protect the Escarpment and Greenbelt - the natural pride of the Halton Region and Ontario.


NOISE

The Milton Logistics Hub will include raised earthen berms topped off with native Ontario vegetation and trees to reduce the effects of noise and blend into the natural environment of the area.

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Contact us. we welcome your feedback

We will communicate with the community on a regular basis as we design and build.

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(514) 399-8803

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