Port Hope is strategically located 109 km east of Toronto and about 159 km west of Kingston. The Municipality is on the Highway 401 corridor and has daily commuter rail services to Toronto by VIA Rail. 2016 Census Population: 16,753 with a growth rate of 3.0% from 2011. As the gateway to eastern Ontario, Port Hope has a diverse economy offering distinct benefits with a highly skilled labour force, established transportation network, and close proximity to North America’s major consumer and industrial markets. A modern blend of rural and urban, Port Hope offers an enviable atmosphere of heritage charm with modern amenities and a natural beauty emphasized by the mighty Ganaraska River running through the community. The Port Hope Plaza is has excellent exposure being located on Port Hope's prime retail strip.