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About Larder Lake, Ontario

Nestled on the banks of beautiful Larder Lake, approximately 15 kilometers from the Quebec border, the Town of Larder Lake is rich with historical lore, including tales of Natives quarrying for arrowheads 5000 years ago, European fur traders struggling for ownership of trading posts and routes, lumber camps and mills in the early 1900s, and more...

Today, the area is home to local forestry and mining operations, as well as a bedroom community for employees of industries in nearby towns. The rugged beauty of the surrounding wilderness and waterways await the enthusiast. In addition to some of the region's best hunting and fishing, there are excellent recreational opportunities for those who enjoy hiking, water sports, skiing and snowmobiling. There are numerous trails and old logging roads in the immediate area, for riding ATVs and off-road vehicles.

Larder Lake offers a friendy, small-town atmosphere that is inviting to young and old alike. Our lakefront location and unique Northern charm combine to create a community which is the perfect alternative to the hustle and bustle of city life. Our residents enjoy a variety of services and amenities which make this an ideal place to call home.

Business and Economic Development of Larder Lake, Ontario

The Town of Larder Lake holds a great deal of promise, whether you are looking for a central location to service the Northern Ontario-Northern Quebec market, or attempting to find the ideal place to locate your company. Here's why:

Economic Base

The primary industries in the area are milling and forestry. Producing gold mines nearby employ a large number of residents. Although subject to some market fluctuation with the price of gold, future prospects appear good as exploration continues in various parts of the region. Cheminis Lumber, a major local employer, produces cut lumber in various dimensions. Other lumber mills are located within 50 km and employ many residents at the plant or harvesting sites.

Trade Area

Using the Town of Larder Lake as the central point, our trade area extends approximately 150 km. This area has a combined population of 98,397 and includes the District of Timiskaming in Ontario and the Districts of Rouyn-Noranda and Temiscaminque in Quebec. The other urban areas of Northern Ontario are only slightly beyond this radius. We truly can offer a center for your business location.

Industrial Park / Development

The Town owns an area of approximately 15 acres (6.1 hectares) on Highway #66, which is zoned light industrial. At this time, 10 acres in the industrial park remain for sale. Should more land be required or if rail access is necessary, the Town has set aside a large portion of property which is intersected by the railway (with a siding area) which is also available for development.

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