Mobile-friendly website provides Ontario road trippers directions to nearest ONroute Service Centres; food, fuel, free Wi-Fi, and more
TORONTO — As travellers take to the open roads this summer and fall, Ontario motorists on Highways 400 and 401 now have an easy way to find the many ONroute Service Centre locations for food, fuel, and amenity options nearest them. Host Kilmer Service Centres, the joint venture partnership between global restaurateur HMSHost and Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited, launched a newly redesigned website for its ONroute Service Centres, ONroute.ca.
Serving 35 million travellers annually, ONroute Service Centres offer a modern assortment of amenities and services to ensure travellers have the convenience, efficiency and dining options important to them when on the road. Designed to meet the demands of these road travellers, the bold new ONroute.ca website is fully mobile responsive with streamlined navigation and functionality. Travellers can open the website on any mobile device during or prior to their journey and discover not only the closet ONroute Service Centre to their current location, but also receive turn-by-turn directions.
Travellers can now not only view a location finder map that allows site visitors to access a complete listing of the 20 plus ONroute Service Centres, but also sort the locations by the many food brands offered at the centres. With this feature, travellers can find their favourite food brands available at the nearest ONroute Service Centres to help in preparing for their trip.
“Whether on travel for business or leisure, ONroute.ca provides an enhanced experience for travellers and guests at our ONroute Service Centre locations and is the go-to website for travellers along Ontario’s Highways 400 and 401,” said HMSHost President & CEO Steve Johnson. “As a mobile-friendly site, whether looking for healthy eating options or the nearest Canadian Tire Gas+ gas station, ONroute.ca allows travellers to find the information they need, when they need it, right at their fingertips.”
Through the addition of a customer comment form to the website, guests can quickly and easily provide feedback on their recent ONroute Service Centre experience. Site visitors can also translate and view the website content in both English and French.
At all ONroute Service Centres, travellers will find healthy eating options, free Wi-Fi sponsored by CIBC, comfortable dining seating, clean and modern washrooms, seasonal picnic areas with accessible picnic tables, and a year-round designated pet exercise area. Guests will find a pleasing mix of their favourite local and national brands such as Tim Hortons, Starbucks® beverages and food, Burger King, and M Market.
Design principles for all ONroute Service Centres embrace a commitment to longevity, accessibility, and green building practices. ONroute Service Centres are designed for 50 years of continuous use and are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.
Filling up the tank and purchasing a grab-and-go item are also easily done through the Canadian Tire Gas+ full service gas station and retail facility. Canadian Tire Gas+ gas stations can be found at all ONroute Service Centres.
About Host Kilmer Service Centres
Host Kilmer Service Centers is an alliance between the world leader in travel dining and shopping, HMSHost, and a well-recognized Canadian company with extensive experience in building public infrastructure, Kilmer Van Nostrand. The partnership was selected in 2009 by the Province of Ontario to be the developer and operator of the ONroute travel and service centres along Ontario’s Highways 400 and 401. More than 500,000 people travel these routes daily and they are among the busiest highways in North America. Follow ONroute on Twitter @ONrouteCA.
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.
About Kilmer Van Nostrand
Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited (Kilmer) is the private investment holding company of Toronto businessman Larry Tanenbaum, O.C. Kilmer has been building infrastructure in Ontario and worldwide for three generations. Current projects include the development of the Pan Am Athletes’ Village in partnership with DREAM, and the design, build and operation of the ONroute Ontario Highway Service Centres with partners HMSHost and Canadian Tire. Kilmer invests in areas where its unique mix of skills and experiences, derived from over forty years of operating and investment activities, enable it to add value to new investment opportunities. For more information: www.kilmergroup.com.