Lansdowne Office Profile
opened its Lansdowne border branch in the spring of 1996. The office is centrally located between Toronto and Montreal, approximately 25 miles east of Kingston, in the beautiful 1,000 Island tourist area.
The office is actually on an island called Hill Island, which is situated within Canadian waters, U.S. Customs is also on an Island called Wellesley, which is situated in American Waters.
make a crossing from the Canadian mainland to the American mainland covers a distance of 8.5 miles and takes approximately 30 minutes to pass between and Canada Highway 401 and U.S. Interstate
Route 81, including going over two suspension bridges, from which you can see many of the 1,000 Island islands.
The crossing over the American channel of the St. Lawrence River from the mainland to
Wellesley Island, consists of a suspension bridge of 800 ft. The Canadian crossing includes the 600 ft. continuous span connecting Hill Island to Constance Island, a steel arch of 348 ft. from
Constance Island to Georgina Island and a suspension bridge of 750 ft. to the Canadian mainland. Originally, there was only one bridge at the border, however increased traffic over the years demanded
twinning the crossing in 1959.
Recent studies indicate that almost 1.2 million vehicles crossed the bridge going northbound. Of these, almost 200,000 were commercial vehicles and more than 205,000
commercial vehicles crossed southbound during the same period of time.