Economic Development and Tourism News

Streamlined grant program launched for non-profit community organizations

In the past, Council has received requests from non-profits for funding as part of the annual budget deliberations. In order to streamline the process, a new application process has been introduced. This Non-profit Organizations Grant provides project-based funding to organizations that contribute to the social, economic, cultural, health or general well-being of the Town of Georgina. Applicants can apply for a minimum of $5,000 per application to a maximum of $100,000 per year for non-repayable funds.

Learn more and apply

Georgina's signature food event is back!

The Taste of Georgina is a culinary extravaganza highlighting Georgina's rich and diverse flavours. With its unique blend of mouth-watering delights and a warm community atmosphere, the Taste of Georgina has become a much-anticipated annual gathering that draws food enthusiasts and families alike, inviting them to savour the essence of our remarkable town through the joy of food.  

The Economic Development and Tourism Division leads this signature event and supports eligible restaurant owners by coordinating it and providing free marketing through various advertising channels that target residents and visitors. In 2023, 12 restaurants participated in the program, generating more than $25,000 over a two-week promotional period. 

If you're a restaurant owner in Georgina and want to be the first to know when applications open for the 2024 event, complete the form linked below.

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Georgina's Entrepreneurship Hub continues to support local entrepreneurs

Georgina's Entrepreneurship Hub has been busy over the past month, celebrating one year at 1 Market St. in Sutton and offering Small Business Week events that provided free training and skills development to local businesses. We continue to offer programming onsite and virtually with our partners at no cost to participants, such as the upcoming in-person training opportunities facilitated by local experts.

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Do business with the Town of Georgina

Are you interested in doing business with the Town? Learn about our procurement process and buying regulations, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, and the current Request for Expression of Interest to operate at the Town's Recreational Outdoor Campus (the ROC).

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Funding Opportunities

Municipal funding

The Town of Georgina offers funding for businesses, organizations and event organizers. Learn more at

Provincial and federal funding opportunities

Visit for a list of provincial and federal funding and support opportunities.

Non-profit organization resources and funding opportunities

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Featured Funding Opportunity

Skills Development Fund: Training Stream

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development

The Skills Development Fund (SDF) Training Stream offers funding to organizations for innovative projects that address challenges to hiring, training or retaining workers, including apprentices, to drive Ontario's economic growth. The SDF Training Stream supports projects that:

  • address the labour shortage and stimulate growth in key sectors of Ontario’s economy
  • will increase Ontario's long-term economic, competitive advantage by creating a sustainable and resilient workforce
  • help people with prior involvement in the criminal justice system, at-risk youth, those with disabilities, Ukrainian newcomers, and others facing barriers to employment. 

Apply by Nov. 17.

Local Business Support
Municipal business support and entrepreneurship programs
The Town's business support and entrepreneurship programs include grants, a development application fee rebate, patio program and skills development training. Learn more.

Regional resources and support

Online business resources include a new easy-to-use collection of links on business licensing, taxes, market research and more. The page also includes information on community assets within York Region – from maker spaces helping to create product prototypes to business incubators providing support and guidance. Learn more.

Financial guidance and support
South Lake Futures provides loans for small businesses, business start-up consultations, business name registration assistance, business grants and growth counselling. Learn more.
Digital support
Digital Main Street programs support small businesses looking to sell online or enhance their digital technology. Learn more.
Georgina's Economic Development staff are available to guide you to programs, resources or funding opportunities you may not be aware of. Connect with us.
Featured Businesses and Properties for Sale

Are you looking for the perfect site to start or expand your business? We can help you find a location that will meet your needs and is zoned for your industry.

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190 Simcoe Ave.,


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See full map of "For Sale" listings of Commercial and Industrial Properties.

Disclaimer: Listings are provided to the Town from brokers, real estate agents, and various real estate websites. The Town of Georgina assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information shown, and does not make any representation, warranties or guarantees of any kind in relation to the listings in this e-newsletter or the properties described therein. Please contact the real estate agent or other contact person identified on the listing to verify all information.

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Discover why talent and businesses choose Georgina by exploring our new economic development website, The new site is a comprehensive resource for those considering Georgina as a place to call home and for existing businesses looking to expand.

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