Economic Development and Tourism News

Georgina partners with York Region to launch new economic development website

The Town has launched a new economic development website – It is a comprehensive resource for talent and businesses considering Georgina as a place to call home, and for existing businesses looking to expand. The new site offers direct access to economic development information and allows you to view up-to-date interactive data, videos and testimonials, and stay up to date on economic development news through blogs.

In January 2023, the Regional Municipality of York announced a one-time funding opportunity for its municipalities through the FDI Partnership Fund. Georgina received $15,000 in grant funding, which was used in part to fund this project.

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Georgina's business park lands featured in National Post

The Town of Georgina's business park lands offer one of the most extensive footprints for business development in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), which is exciting news for the Town as it has the potential to provide significant job opportunities and expand the Town’s industrial tax base. Learn more about the 500-acre park in a recent article written by the National Post.

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Have your say on a potential vendor program at Georgina's waterfront parks

The Town of Georgina is in the process of preparing Phase 3 of the Waterfront Parks Master Plan. Implementing a vendor program at the waterfront parks is being considered as part of this phase. Please provide your valuable input on the potential development of a vendor program through our survey, available until Oct. 3, 2023. Your comments are appreciated. Results from the survey will be provided to Council in an upcoming staff report.

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Nominate a deserving business for a 2023 Business Excellence Award

Do you know a business, organization or employee who deserves to be recognized for the valuable contribution they make to our community? Nominate them for a Georgina Business Excellence Award. This year, 10 awards will be given out to businesses that go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, and make Georgina a great place to do business! 

The deadline to make your nomination is Sunday, Oct. 15. Awards will be handed out at the 2023 Georgina Chamber of Commerce Georgina Business Excellence Awards and the Town of Georgina's Mayor and Council’s Milestone Awards in December.

Learn more and nominate

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

Resilient Communities Fund

Apply for funding to help your non-profit organization recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability. Apply by Oct. 25.

Local Business Support

Apply for Business Plan Bootcamp before applications close on Oct. 13

Business Plan Bootcamp is an eight-week, free-of-charge educational entrepreneurship series that helps aspiring or existing business owners write and develop their business plan. Participants will learn from weekly on-demand workshops, meet with mentors and network with other business owners. 

For established business owners or first-time founders, this program is designed to provide entrepreneurs with what they need to start or refine their business plan. 

The program is open for application to entrepreneurs 18+ who reside in northern York Region, primarily in East Gwillimbury, Georgina and the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nations. 

Apply now
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.

20928 Dalton Rd.,



236 The Queensway S.,,



23518 Woodbine Ave.,



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.


Upcoming business events

Small Business Week

Oct. 15 to 21

Are you ready for a week of learning, inspiration and networking for your business? Several Georgina business organizations and stakeholders have collaborated to bring you a full calendar of events, open houses and workshops during Small Business Week 2023. 

Learn more and register

Upcoming tourism events

Buttertart Festival Tarts4Hearts

Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

90 Wexford Dr., Keswick, ON (Georgina Ice Palace)

If you like butter tarts, you do not want to miss this accessible event. Browse and purchase tarts and other goodies from Ontario bakers.

Learn more

Family Fright Fiesta

Oct. 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

26557 Civic Centre Rd, Keswick

Come to Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives for a bone-chilling Family Fright Fiesta. Dress up in your most terrifying Halloween costume and prepare to be entertained with live performances and games.

Learn more

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