Economic Development and Tourism News
See what the 404 Logistics Park site in Keswick will look like
Have you noticed the development activity on Woodbine Avenue in Keswick? Site preparation has begun to prepare for the first phase of the 404 Logistics Park. Site servicing and the construction of the first of eight proposed buildings, which is expected to generate between 200 and 500 jobs, will begin this fall. Learn more about the development and watch the new promotional video to see what the first building will look like.
Georgina's designated Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) receive funding to boost tourism
In response to the pandemic's impact on the tourism community, Uptown Keswick, Downtown Sutton and Jackson's Point BIA's were each successful in securing a $100,000 grant provided through Central Counties Tourism. Grant funds will be utilized for destination development, placemaking, beautification, events and tourism promotion.
Georgina opens physical space for entrepreneurial programming
The Town of Georgina is excited to announce the opening of the new Entrepreneurship Hub located at 1 Market St, Sutton. It is the physical home of the Town's York University YSpace programming, a continued partnership between the university, Georgina and East Gwillimbury.

This dedicated space at 1 Market St., will feature virtual and in-person learning, referrals to local employment services and be a hub for collaboration and mentorship. The physical space will offer computer access, internet, video conferencing solutions, photography tools for e-commerce and online content creation, collaboration spaces, programming support, and business community resources.

Join us on Friday, Aug. 5, between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to see the space and learn about current and upcoming programming. You'll also have the chance to meet Business Bounce Back participants and enjoy refreshments.
Local Spotlight
Two new businesses bring sweetness and spice to Pefflaw
Jean and Rob started Templeman’s Toffee in 2006 after dreaming of leaving behind corporate work, long commutes and time away from their kids. After recently moving into their new factory space in Pefferlaw, they were joined by Nadya of Spice of Life, who offers a range of gourmet hot sauces. Together, the companies add the perfect mix of sweet and spicy to their cooperative workspace.

“The support from the Pefferlaw community has been incredible. People here support you, even if they couldn’t. They’re just great and so proud of where they live and love to see it displayed on the labels. Someone came in and bought chocolate just to hand it out to people in town to help spread the word,” said co-owner Jean Templeman.
Local Business Support
Town of Georgina support programs
The Town's business support programs include grants, a development application fee rebate and a patio program. Learn more.
Entrepreneurship programs
The Town of Georgina and the Town of East Gwillimbury are continuing a partnership with York University’s YSpace to deliver a two-year Business Incubator/Accelerator pilot project to support entrepreneurs and economic growth during the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Learn more and register.
Digital support and transformation grant
Digital Main Street programs support small businesses looking to sell online or enhance their digital technology. Learn more.
Online resources for businesses in York Region
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 create product prototypes to business incubators providing support and guidance. Learn more.
Financial support and guidance
South Lake Futures has established the COVID-19 Response Fund to offer loans below prime rate to support businesses impacted by the pandemic. Learn more.
Georgina's Economic Development Officer, Sean Columbus, is available to guide you to programs, resources or funding opportunities you may not be aware of. Connect with him.
Featured 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.
Jackson's Point

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.
Summer Saturdays at Clearwater Farm
Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1614 Metro Rd. N., Willow Beach
Georgina Farmers' Market
Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
20849 Dalton Rd., Sutton
Sutton Fair and Horse Show
Aug. 4-7
3 Fairpark Ln., Sutton
Painted Perch
Aug. 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Jackson's Point
Field to Table Farm Tour
Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Locations throughout Georgina
For a full list of upcoming events, visit
Georgina Economic Development and Tourism