At the corner of 417 And Boundary Road in Ottawa’s east end, Amazon is opening a 1,000,000 square foot distribution centre with more than 1000 parking places for cars and 99 truck loading bays.
This DC will be handling many larger items now being sold on Amazon. Six hundred workers are being hired shortly all with benefits. More than 1,500 workers will participate in the construction phase.
To accommodate the increase in traffic, the councillor for the area says road modifications will be done.
“In additional to the interchange, there’s some left hand turns, and other roadway modifications for trucks,” said councillor Stephen Blais.
The opening of this facility will be in 2019.