Economic Development and Tourism News

Georgina engages with the community to help create its next Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

The Town of Georgina is undergoing the process of developing a five-year Economic Development and Tourism Strategy to strengthen and diversify the local economy. To do this, we engaged with 344 businesses, stakeholders and residents to provide their input. McSweeney and Associates, the consultant hired to develop the new strategy, facilitated one-on-one interviews, focus groups, a public open session and an online survey.

This input, together with other reports, business data and strategies from the Town, will assist in identifying strategic directions, priorities and actions for the Economic Development and Tourism Division. Thank you to everyone who participated and provided valuable input.

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Field to Table event continues to support Georgina's thriving agriculture sector

Since 2018, Georgina's farmers have welcomed residents and visitors to their properties on the third Saturday in August for a self-guided tour to learn about agriculture and purchase farm-fresh products. Last year, each location saw, on average, 400 attendees eager to learn about agriculture, experience life on the farm and purchase delicious farm-fresh products.

Our farmers, along with their partners, are excited about this year's event and about educating visitors on the importance of sustainable agriculture. We thank the Regional Municipality of York for their funding support of this event that increases awareness of Georgina’s thriving agriculture community.

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Entrepreneurship training helps hundreds of businesses with the skills they need to thrive

Since 2021, Georgina’s partnership with East Gwillimbury and York University has provided support to more than 525 new and existing entrepreneurs. In the first seven months of 2023, more than 215 businesses were supported through more than 440 hours of coaching, mentorship and programming.

If you have an idea and want to see where it can go, or you have an established business and wonder what our programming can do, reach out! There are still spaces left for our free digital workshop series. Learn more at

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Local Spotlight

Long-time downtown business owner recognizes Georgina's growth and talent

Joseph, Georgina resident and owner of Georgina Music in Downtown Sutton, has had the opportunity to see Georgina grow over the years. He first moved to Georgina in 1993 from Toronto, opening Georgina Music on High Street in 1995 and has been there ever since.


Why did he choose Georgina? "There's lots of talent and music here. We're so close to the city and yet it's a whole different environment. I love it here," said Joseph. "People are realizing that we are close to the lake and that they don't need to live in the city. I see it grow every day. I see new people come through my shop."


He sees historic High Street as a cultural hub with so much life and passion that goes into all of the businesses. He is excited to see the future of Georgina, saying, "If you have culture, music and the arts, then the town will grow."

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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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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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Upcoming business events

Job and volunteer fair

Sept. 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

20849 Dalton Rd., Sutton (the Link)

Join more than 30 local businesses and organizations as they discuss their career and volunteer opportunities.

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Upcoming tourism events

saturdays at clearwater farm in georgina

Saturdays at ClearWater Farm

Every Saturday until Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Clearwater Farm, 1614 Metro Rd. N., Willow Beach

Get outside, and explore nature. Shop a variety of local vendors, listen to live music and pick up farm-fresh food. Follow a self-guided tour and have the whole family work together with art in nature and yoga and wellness programs.

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farmers market in georgina york region

Georgina Farmers' Market

Every Sunday until Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

20849 Dalton Rd., Sutton

The Georgina Farmers’ Market features more than 30 local vendors offering a wide variety of local products, including produce, meats, baked goods and handmade products.

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Sutton Fair and Horse Show

Aug. 10-13

3 Fairpark Ln., Sutton, ON

The Sutton Fair and Horse Show is a four-day family event hosting live music, truck and tractor pulls, demo derbies, horse and livestock shows, kids games and a full midway.

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Painted Perch Festival

Aug. 12 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

21093 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point, ON (Jackson's Point Parkette)

Enjoy music, games, food, vendors, and local shops while local artists, young and old, showcase their talents in multiple mediums.

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