About The Proposed Project
The Milton Logistics Hub is needed to:
Meet the growing demand
for household goods across
Help local businesses in
Milton and southern Ontario
get their goods to and from
on 400-series highways by
removing long-haul trucks.
Support Canada’s international
supply chains and federal trade
and climate goals.
The Project is proposed to be built on a portion of CN-owned land east of Tremaine Road and south of Britannia Road in Milton. The Project’s major components include:
equipment and areas for short-term container storage.
on CN property to keep waiting trucks off local roads.
and facilitate east-west passage for emergency vehicles.
locations, planted with native Ontario vegetation to
blend with the surrounding environment.
and treat all terminal water runoff.
What is intermodal?
Intermodal transportation involves moving goods in a unique
container for the entire journey, using more than one mode of
transportation: truck, rail and/or ship. Many household products
are shipped this way, including food, toys, clothing, electronics,
Intermodal facilities, such as CN’s Brampton Intermodal Terminal
(BIT) and the proposed Milton Logistics Hub, are where shipping
containers are transferred between trains and trucks to efficiently
move goods. Intermodal is safe, efficient, and environmentally
responsible. In the absence of intermodal capacity, goods in
containers would move by long-haul trucks, which generate four
times more greenhouse gas emissions per container and increase
congestion on regional highways.
Why was Milton selected?
After a thorough analysis of alternatives, we found that the property in Milton was the site that met
the main requirements of the project. The proposed location is:
Of sufficient size, grade, and
configuration to efficiently
accommodate container trains
moving into and out of the facility.
In close proximity to
designated truck routes.
In a region with growing
demand for goods, and near
existing transportation and
Located in an area with minimal
intrusions on environmental
features, such as woodlands and
Should the proposed Project be approved, it would handle four intermodal trains per day.
One intermodal train can transport the equivalent of 280 long-distance heavy trucks. CN’s
intermodal network removes approximately 2 million of these trucks from Canadian
highways annually, 1 million of which would flow through the GTHA.