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Clinic
Georgina COVID-19 vaccination clinic
The vaccination clinic is located at the Georgina Ice Palace, 90 Wexford Dr. Anyone 12 years of age and older living, working or going to school in York Region is eligible to book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination. Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine authorized by the Government of Canada for those age 12 to 17. Individuals must be 12 years old as of the date of their appointment. Effective Monday, May 31 at 8:30 a.m., York Region residents 80+ (born in 1941 or earlier) were eligible to book their second dose COVID-19 vaccinations. Residents 80+ who already have a second dose booked will be able to re-book an earlier appointment.

The online booking process requires two steps – first create an Active Net account if you don’t have one and then book an appointment. You must complete both steps to be registered for an appointment. For information on who is eligible to receive a vaccination, visit york.ca/covid19vaccine. If you need assistance booking, call 1-877-464-9675
Town's waterfront parks and beaches open
The Town of Georgina’s three major waterfront parks – Willow Beach, Holmes Point and De La Salle Beach and Park – are open with restrictions, with parking lots available to resident pass holders only. Parking lots at Bonnie Park and North Gwillimbury Park will also be by permit pass only. The beaches and parks are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with Town staff on site to monitor and control the number of users permitted in the parks. The Town will also be patrolling other waterfront areas and increased staff will be supporting municipal law enforcement officers. 
Resident parking passes
Do you need a resident parking pass for the upcoming summer season? Check out our new video that shows you how to get a parking pass. Residents can get up to a maximum of four parking passes per household through the online parking pass application form. A 2021 parking pass must be displayed on your dashboard while parked in areas where required by signage. From spring to fall, passes are required at Young’s Harbour, Rayners Boat Launch, North Gwillimbury Park, Willow Beach, De La Salle Park, Holmes Point Park and Jackson’s Point Harbour.
Town reopens outdoor recreation amenities  
Outdoor recreation amenities have also reopened. This includes tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts, sports fields, skateboard parks, soccer fields and baseball diamonds. Splash pads are set to open later this week. Residents are reminded of provincial guidelines when using any amenities.
No parking/stopping fines Increase
The Town has increased no parking and no stopping fines in the Waterfront Park Buffer Zone in an effort to reduce illegal parking and stopping in waterfront areas. The Waterfront Buffer Zone includes the entire shoreline area of Lake Simcoe and Town roads in lakeside neighbourhoods. A section along the Black River north of High Street in Sutton is also included. As of May 22, no parking fines increased from $30 to $100 and no stopping fines increased from $50 to $150. The fines apply to all motorists only in the event they are parked or stopped in restricted areas within the Waterfront Park Buffer Zone.
Kindness nominations
COVID-19 Acts of Kindness in Georgina
Do you know someone in Georgina who has gone above and beyond in our community during the pandemic? Maybe it’s an individual or a business that went out of their way to show you an act of kindness. The Town wants to hear about these experiences and share them at an upcoming Council meeting and on the Town’s social media channels. Help us inspire others by sending your nominations of kindness to StayStrong@georgina.ca
Camp Fire. Burn permits online.
Open-air burn permits available online
Permit applications for agricultural and open-air burn permits are available online. The permit fee is $35 for the calendar year. Residents can have recreational fires to roast marshmallows and hot dogs, and these fires do not require a permit. They must be no larger than 2’ x 2’ and be at least 23’ away from anything that can burn as well as property lines. 
Business Bounce Back
Do you want to launch your own business in the tourism and hospitality sector but don’t know where to start? Check out the new Business Bounce Back program created by York University’s YSpace in partnership with Georgina and East Gwillimbury.

Do you own a local tourism or hospitality business that has experienced a loss of revenue due to COVID-19? If you’re looking for ways to pivot your existing business, keep your product offering competitive and increase your revenue stream, check out the new Business Bounce Back program.

Business Bounce Back is a no-cost program designed to help you enhance your business ideas or concepts, develop the necessary skills to get ready for launch and provide you with valuable one-on-one mentorship.

The deadline to apply for the first cohort is June 27, 2021. 
Council
The Town of Georgina is holding virtual Council meetings. These meetings will be broadcast as usual through the Town’s live streaming tool.
Exterior Town of Georgina Civic Centre
Upcoming Council Meetings
June 9 – 9 a.m.
June 16 – 7 p.m. – Public Planning meeting
June 23 – 9 a.m.
Public participation by phone is available. A pre-registration form is required to be submitted to the Clerks Division by noon the day before the meeting. The form can be found at georgina.ca/CouncilMeetings.
Waste and Recycling
Waste and Recycling
The Town has waived the requirement for bag tags until further notice. The bag limit of five bags/items remains in place. Latex gloves and masks go in the garbage lined with a plastic bag. They do not go in recycling. If you have questions, contact customer service at 905-476-4301 or GFL at 1-866-421-5625. Yard waste pickup has started and runs every other week until Nov. 29. 
Stephen Leacock Theatre
The Stephen Leacock Theatre of Performing Arts has announced a series of virtual performances by incredible Canadian artists, in association with Ontario Presents and Oakville Centre. You will have access to amazing livestreamed events, all from the comfort of your own home. Tickets cost $20 each.


Tickets on sale now. Use pre-sale code: Georgina
Georgina Economic Development and Tourism
Temporary Patio Program
Dining establishments throughout Georgina will be allowed to build new temporary patios or expand existing ones on a temporary basis for the upcoming patio season. Visit georgina.ca/patio to learn more.
Georgina Made
The Town is launching a new campaign that will feature businesses who make products locally and the retailers who sell them. To do this, we are building a dynamic directory of businesses. Learn more at georgina.ca/GeorginaMade.
Turtles
June is turtle egg laying season. To protect their habitat, roadside mowing will not occur in areas that are known turtle egg-laying areas. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding during this brief period.
National AccessAbility Week
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The accessibility icons represent motor skills impairment, sign language, speech impairment, mental/neurodiversity or learning impairment,
From May 30 to June 5, we’re celebrating National AccessAbility Week. This is a week dedicated to disability inclusion and accessibility in Canada. The theme this year is “Disability Inclusion 2021: Leaving No One Behind.” To learn more about Georgina’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, visit georgina.ca/CommitteesandBoards.
Employment Opportunities
Are you a talented professional looking to make a career move? Georgina is a progressive, growing and vibrant municipality. Take a look at what Georgina has to offer. The Town looks forward to having you join us, and be part of Georgina’s talented and growing team.
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