Amazon leases new facility in Ottawa

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Amazon has signed a lease for a 100,000 square foot facility in the Ottawa area.

Canadian Urban Limited reported the warehouse will be used by Amazon exclusively as a delivery station. The facility will include robotics technology, inventory and shipping operations.

The facility is located in the Hawthorne Industrial Park, which is approximately 10 kilometres southeast of Ottawa’s central business district.

The property is near to key transportation routes, including Highway 417 (Trans-Canada Highway) providing access for Amazon’s logistics operations. The property features a low site coverage ratio of 23 percent with the additional 2.5 acres of excess land being contemplated for use as added parking and access roads.

“We are very pleased to have secured Amazon as a tenant and business partner,” said Sorab Gill, assistant vice-president, asset management, Canadian Urban Limited.

Gill added that Canadian Urban had negotiated an early departure with the property’s previous tenant and completed upgrades in order to secure the Amazon lease.

“We expect the industrial property sector to continue to be buoyant in this market, particularly those assets that meet the needs of logistics-focused organizations,” said Jay Hamilton, president of Canadian Urban Limited.

Once complete, this facility will employ approximately 100 full-time workers.

Canadian Urban is a real estate investment management firm with a 50-year history and a portfolio of industrial, office, retail, and multi-family properties across Canada.