Toronto is ideally situated and well connected as a global hub of commerce. Geographically, Toronto shares a time zone with and borders, the world's largest concentration of economic activity - the northeastern United States. Located within 90 minutes of New York, Chicago, Boston and Washington, Toronto's proximity to these markets makes the region an ideal place to headquarter North American operations.
Toronto also benefits from Ontario's impressive network of road, rail, sea, and air links that help to move the province's exports, half of which are generated in the City. Along with a high level of physical traffic, the City also experiences a high level of telecommunications traffic that helps to keep global business connected.
Further, the City benefits from Canada's strong trade relationships and agreements, including the historic North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which created the largest free trade zone in the world. Canada is strategically located to play a key role in global supply chains due to its trade agreements, time-zone and proximity to major Asian, European, and American markets.