Baskets with local berries.

Agriculture and Agri-Food

Building on Tradition

Located on the doorstep of Ottawa, SDG has a long history of innovation in agriculture and manufacturing. Today, SDG offers production, processing, R&D, transportation, warehousing, and related support industries to local industry.

Bio-products companies already doing business in SDG include:


Investment Ready

Land and facilities in SDG are of the highest value. There are thousands of acres of commercial and industrial space available.

Existing bio-products companies in SDG provide expanding and start-up companies with the skills, experience and infrastructure needed to succeed. SDG is in close proximity to the richest markets in the world. Nearby universities and colleges are among the most respected in Canada.


Central Location

With Ottawa and Montréal just over an hour away from anywhere in SDG, the region offers proximity to regulatory and research bodies, including:

  • Health Canada
  • Canadian Bioprocessing Institute
  • Ottawa Life Science Council
  • And, the National Research Council

Bisected by Highways 401 and 416, SDG sits on a distribution hub. Over half of the North American market is accessible within a day’s drive!

Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network

The new Local Food Portal for Eastern Ontario is now open for shopping. Discover and purchase local food directly from farmers and food and beverage producers. Arrange for home delivery, for pickup at their place of business, or to meet them at a farmers' market.