GTA East Industrial Park

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A significant development is underway in the Town of Ajax. Located on 129 acres of prestige employment lands at the corner of Rossland and Salem Roads, the planned GTA East Industrial Park by Blackwood Development will consist of four buildings, representing 1.9 million square-feet of space and an estimated construction value of $313 million. The Town expects to collect approximately $2.1 million in permit fees and $15.7 million in development charges over the course of construction, followed by an estimated $920,600 in property taxes annually when all four buildings are complete.

Map view of highlighted construction site


Amazon fulfilment centre set to anchor GTA East Industrial Park

The recently announced one-million-square-foot Amazon fulfilment centre, which will be completed by fall 2021, will anchor the GTA East Industrial Park. The construction value of the fulfilment centre is $210 million, representing two-thirds of the overall project costs for the Park.

The Amazon building alone will bring $1.3 million in permit fees and $9.3 million in development charges for the Town. The large influx in development charges will have an immediate impact, covering an anticipated $9.3 million shortfall in the Development Charges Reserve fund. The development charges remove the pressure on the Town’s tax base and eliminate the need for internal borrowing.


"Ajax Council extends a warm welcome to Amazon, and we are looking forward to announcing the full suite of GTA East Industrial Park tenants soon. Thanks to the vision of Council to pre-service this land and our PriorityPath Prime program, Amazon's Ajax fulfilment centre will be up and running in the fall of 2021. This expedited timeline ensures that Amazon and all supporting businesses will be reaping the benefits of their newest facility as quickly as their construction team can build it and that the Town enjoys a collection of property taxes and development charges sooner. It's truly a win-win for business."

- Mayor Shaun Collier, Town of Ajax

Birds Eye View of buildings


Development at a glance

Phase 1 - North

Building A – Amazon

Gross Floor Area: 92,903 sq.m.
Value: $210M
Permit Fees: $1.3M
Development Charges: $9.3M
Property Taxes: $478,300
Timing: To be completed by Fall 2021

Phase 2 - South

Building B – Unknown

Gross Floor Area: 38,954 sq.m.
Estimated Value: $47M
Estimated Permit Fees: $351K
Estimated Development Charges: $3M
Estimated Property Taxes: $200,500
TBD

Phase 2 - South

Building C – Unknown

Gross Floor Area: 17,634 sq.m.
Estimated Value: $21M
Estimated Permit Fees: $159K
Estimated Development Charges: $1.3M
Estimated Property Taxes: $90,800
Timing: TBD

Phase 2 - South

Building D – Unknown

Gross Floor Area: 29,344 sq.m.
Estimated Value: $35M
Estimated Permit Fees: $264K
Estimated Development Charges: $2.1M
Estimated Property Taxes: $151,000
Timing: TBD


For more information on the GTA East Industrial Park, visit gtaeastindustrialpark.com.

Continue to check back to IMO regularly for updates on the project.


Questions or comments about this project?

Contact any of the project managers listed in the Who's Listening (right sidebar).

A significant development is underway in the Town of Ajax. Located on 129 acres of prestige employment lands at the corner of Rossland and Salem Roads, the planned GTA East Industrial Park by Blackwood Development will consist of four buildings, representing 1.9 million square-feet of space and an estimated construction value of $313 million. The Town expects to collect approximately $2.1 million in permit fees and $15.7 million in development charges over the course of construction, followed by an estimated $920,600 in property taxes annually when all four buildings are complete.

Map view of highlighted construction site


Amazon fulfilment centre set to anchor GTA East Industrial Park

The recently announced one-million-square-foot Amazon fulfilment centre, which will be completed by fall 2021, will anchor the GTA East Industrial Park. The construction value of the fulfilment centre is $210 million, representing two-thirds of the overall project costs for the Park.

The Amazon building alone will bring $1.3 million in permit fees and $9.3 million in development charges for the Town. The large influx in development charges will have an immediate impact, covering an anticipated $9.3 million shortfall in the Development Charges Reserve fund. The development charges remove the pressure on the Town’s tax base and eliminate the need for internal borrowing.


"Ajax Council extends a warm welcome to Amazon, and we are looking forward to announcing the full suite of GTA East Industrial Park tenants soon. Thanks to the vision of Council to pre-service this land and our PriorityPath Prime program, Amazon's Ajax fulfilment centre will be up and running in the fall of 2021. This expedited timeline ensures that Amazon and all supporting businesses will be reaping the benefits of their newest facility as quickly as their construction team can build it and that the Town enjoys a collection of property taxes and development charges sooner. It's truly a win-win for business."

- Mayor Shaun Collier, Town of Ajax

Birds Eye View of buildings


Development at a glance

Phase 1 - North

Building A – Amazon

Gross Floor Area: 92,903 sq.m.
Value: $210M
Permit Fees: $1.3M
Development Charges: $9.3M
Property Taxes: $478,300
Timing: To be completed by Fall 2021

Phase 2 - South

Building B – Unknown

Gross Floor Area: 38,954 sq.m.
Estimated Value: $47M
Estimated Permit Fees: $351K
Estimated Development Charges: $3M
Estimated Property Taxes: $200,500
TBD

Phase 2 - South

Building C – Unknown

Gross Floor Area: 17,634 sq.m.
Estimated Value: $21M
Estimated Permit Fees: $159K
Estimated Development Charges: $1.3M
Estimated Property Taxes: $90,800
Timing: TBD

Phase 2 - South

Building D – Unknown

Gross Floor Area: 29,344 sq.m.
Estimated Value: $35M
Estimated Permit Fees: $264K
Estimated Development Charges: $2.1M
Estimated Property Taxes: $151,000
Timing: TBD


For more information on the GTA East Industrial Park, visit gtaeastindustrialpark.com.

Continue to check back to IMO regularly for updates on the project.


Questions or comments about this project?

Contact any of the project managers listed in the Who's Listening (right sidebar).