Business Development Services

Room to grow, and more.

You’re focused on growing your business, reaching new markets and streamlining your supply chain. Let HOPA help you along the way, with flexible location options, multimodal transportation solutions, and a partnership approach to development, financing and more.

Let’s start a conversation about how HOPA can help your business thrive.

HOPA Ports’ Unique Value

Development-ready Industrial Land Throughout Southern Ontario

Multimodal Infrastructure, Including Marine, Rail And Truck, With Transload Capacity
Fast-track Development
Financing Partnerships

Strategic Advice And Construction Project Management
Long-term Leases Up To 60 Years
Flexible Industrial Space And Move-in-Ready Warehousing
Industrial Property Management
Government And Policy Advocacy
Human Resource, Educational And Skills Partnerships

Bring us your business growth and supply chain challenges.

We will create a custom solution that gives you the space and transportation services you need, support to get your facility up-to-speed fast, and a supportive team to help you grow in the future.
When you join the HOPA Ports network, you have a partner to help you succeed every step of the way. HOPA’s team works with you to adopt your vision and realize your success.


Long and short-term development opportunities at Ontario’s largest deep-water port; warehousing and office space; truck storage; two Class-1 rail options.

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Strategic location east of Greater Toronto Area. Ample development space; deep-water port, Class-1 rail; fast access to 401 highway.

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200+ acres of flexible development space; warehousing opportunities; marine-rail transload capability; proximity to the US border.

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Thorold Multimodal Hub
1133 Industrial Drive
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    Renee Bulger, CPA, CGA

    Vice President, Finance

    Renee assumed the role of Vice President, Finance after having served as Director of Finance since 2023.

    Renee joined the Hamilton Port Authority in 2006 as a General Accountant and was promoted to Controller in 2018. She was previously a member of the Board of Directors for the Hamilton Conservation Foundation from 2017 to 2020.

    Renee received her Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

    Larissa Fenn

    Vice President, Corporate Affairs

    Larissa Fenn is Vice President, Corporate Affairs at HOPA Ports, leading a team responsible for communications and government relations, sustainability reporting, corporate governance and corporate culture.

    Previous positions included communications and public policy roles at the Canadian Bankers Association, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, and the Regional Municipality of Halton.

    Larissa holds a B.A.(Hons) in Political Science from Queen’s University. She holds the APR designation from the Canadian Public Relations Society, and completed the Senior Public Sector Leaders program at the University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business. Larissa has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Royal Botanical Gardens, and as a member of the Policy Council of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

    Bill Fitzgerald

    Vice President, Strategic Development

    Bill assumed the role of Vice President, Strategic Development in 2024, after having served as HOPA’s Vice President, Operations since 2008.

    Bill joined the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority in July 1995 as Project Engineer. He previously worked with the Regional Municipality of Ottawa’s Transportation Department, as well as for the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Waterloo.

    Bill received a Bachelor of Applied Science, civil engineering / water resources, in 1995 from the University of Waterloo and registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario in 1997.

    Jeremy Dunn

    Vice President, Operations

    Jeremy assumed the role of Vice President, Operations in 2024 after having served as HOPA’s Commercial Vice President since 2019. Prior to joining HOPA, Jeremy served in successive leadership roles at The Miller Group, one of Canada’s leading transportation construction and infrastructure maintenance companies. Jeremy has managed multiple business groups in the heavy construction, asphalt paving and aggregates sectors driving results through business restructuring, service improvement and strategic growth. In his most recent role, Jeremy served as General Manager of Miller Maintenance, responsible for managing and growing Miller’s highway maintenance business in Ontario.

    Previous to The Miller Group, Jeremy held the position of Director of Operations for the Dunn Group of Companies.

    Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) through Queen’s University. He also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management.

    Janet Knight

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Chief Financial Officer for the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority since 2008, Janet joined the HPA in 1998 as Accounting Supervisor and subsequently served as Controller.

    Prior to joining the HPA, Janet held the position of Financial Analyst with St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as various positions, including Marketing Communications/Research Lead with Zeneca Agro. Janet graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Commerce. She attained the professional designation of Certified Management Accountant in 1992.

    Ian Hamilton

    President & CEO

    Ian Hamilton is President & CEO of HOPA Ports (Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority). He assumed this role in 2017, after serving as the Port Authority’s Vice President of Business Development and Real Estate since 2008. Ian has been instrumental in developing working waterfronts in Hamilton, Oshawa, and Niagara by attracting new business and private investment, and creating an integrated marine network across Southern Ontario.

    Ian possesses more than 25 years of experience in international transportation and logistics in Europe and North America, and has held progressively senior positions in the liner shipping industry, including Transatlantic Trade Director (Europe) for CP Ships and Business Development Manager for Hapag-Lloyd. Ian is Chairperson of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, and holds positions on various other boards, including: the Chamber of Marine Commerce, the Hamilton Club, and Brigs Youth Sail Training.

    Ian holds an MBA from Aston University (UK) and a BSc in business administration and economics from the College of Charleston, South Carolina.