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Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Services

1 Municipal Centre Drive
Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 2S6
Phone: (905) 871-1332
Toll Free: 1-888-270-9151
Fax: (905) 871-1077
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Fort Erie Fast Facts

Peace BridgeFort Erie has a population of 30,710, with a seasonal influx of approximately 10,000 seasonal residents during the months of June through September.

More than 55 per cent of the entire population of the United States and 62 per cent of the Canadian population is within a 500-mile radius of Fort Erie.

Approximately 20 per cent of all the commodities traded between Canada and the U.S. pass through Fort Erie via the Peace Bridge.

Fort Erie’s economic base is rooted primarily in advanced manufacturing (aero-space, pharmaceuticals, advanced machining, alternative energy, etc.).

Total land area = 167.42 square kilometers.

Population density per square kilometer = 178.74.

Fort Erie is known as a community of communities and is made up of a number of “hamlets” including; Bridgeburg, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, Stevensville, Douglastown/Black Creek.

Fort Erie is a peninsula within a peninsula, surrounded on the south by Lake Erie, and to the east and north by the Niagara River.

Buffalo, New York, a cosmopolitan city of over 1 million is just across the Niagara River and is home to; the Buffalo Bills (NFL), Buffalo Sabres (NHL), Buffalo Bisons (AAA baseball), Bandits (NLL), Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Zoo, Shea’s Performing Arts Centre, Erie Basin Marina, State University of New York at Buffalo, etc.

The Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Services is committed to providing its clients with the most accurate, up-to-date and actionable data and statistics to help them make the best business decisions.

Whether a client is looking for demographic information specific to Fort Erie’s US summer population, traffic statistics or building and planning data, the EDTS’s professional staff can deliver. By maintaining databases on key economic indicators and commercial/industrial real-estate statistics the EDTS can assist in due diligence efforts, site selection and business development consulting.

Call the EDTS directly to learn more about how our professional staff can develop a custom solution to your research needs specific to;

Local market trends.
Labour market trends/issues.
Border crossing info/stats.
Traffic counts.
Site selection data/stats.
Building permit info.
Subdivision status report(s).


Statistics Canada – Fort Erie Community Profile
Town of Fort Erie Strategic Plan 2015-2018
Town of Fort Erie Zoning Information
Town of Fort Erie Planning & Development: Application, Fees & Guidelines
2018 Q4 Subdivision Status, Building, & By-Law Enforcement Report
Niagara Workforce Planning Board: Fort Erie Labour Market Guide

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