Economic Development and Tourism News

Town focusing on investment attraction

Georgina's 500+ acres of employment lands are in development, with more than 200 acres being developed by Panattoni Development Company and another 100+ acres at various stages within the development process.

With 370,000 sq. ft. of industrial space coming available for lease later this year and Georgina's overall growing appeal, the Town is ramping up investment-attraction marketing. A recent partnership with York Region will assist the Economic Development and Tourism Office with its efforts. A new dedicated website and branded marketing content are underway to enhance the Town's brand as the next place to invest in the GTA.

So, why Georgina and why now? Georgina's proximity to major urban markets, relatively affordable real estate in the GTA, access to HWY 404 and more planned transportation infrastructure, and the rapidly growing population are some of the main reasons investors are looking north.

Why choose Georgina

Town celebrates revitalization of downtown parkette in Uptown Keswick BIA

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Sunday, June 25, 2023, to mark the reopening of the revitalized Uptown Keswick Parkette. It was a great event featuring live music and an Indigenous dance. The park has been fully updated and includes an art installation celebrating indigenous culture. The steel sculpture, Nanabush, is a shape-shifting spirit guide manifesting as a tornado with the head of a rabbit. To learn more about the park, visit

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Georgina: A hidden gem in southern Ontario

Recently spotlighted in three Toronto papers, the Town of Georgina has been highlighted as a hidden gem in southern Ontario. The article touches on the Town's close proximity to Toronto, its small-town charm with modern amenities, and its beautiful natural landscape with many exciting things to see and do.

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YSpace programming offers virtual and in-person skills training options

yspace programs for businesses in Georgina York Region

Business Foundations entrepreneurial series by York University’s YSpace in partnership with the Town of Georgina and the Town of East Gwillimbury is a no-cost weekly training program that covers all of the business fundamentals needed to kick-start your business.

This educational workshop series is open to all current and aspiring entrepreneurs in Georgina, East Gwillimbury and the surrounding area. Workshops run on Tuesdays until the end of August. Join for some or all workshops in this series, your choice. Check out some of the upcoming workshops:

Setting up Business Operations

Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Digital Marketing and Understanding Your Analytics

Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Grants and Funding

Tuesday, July 25, 2023, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

See full calendar of events and register

Peer-to-peer in-person sessions at YSpace Georgina

Peer-to-peer in-person session at YSpace Georgina

Join TechConnex, local entrepreneurs and business owners in this in-person peer-to-peer session. The TechConnex Peer group program is where fast-growth technology company leaders, entrepreneurs and executives can come together to exchange information that will help them expand their businesses. Together we contribute to a vibrant ecosystem supporting business success.


Peer group participants generate lasting relationships through meeting regularly to network, learn and lead their organizations to achieve even greater business success.

This peer-to-peer session is hosted in person at YSpace Georgina, 1 Market St., Sutton, ON. L0E 1R0 on the last Thursday of each month. Apply to become a part of our peer-to-peer group. 


Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities

Bring your brand to Georgina

We don't just offer sponsorship, we engage in partnership!

Discover a wide variety of custom-built sponsorship opportunities in Georgina.

Opportunities include partnering with us for special events, programs and naming rights, to name a few.

See your brand incorporated in the following areas at the Multi-use Recreation Complex (MURC):

  • Aquatic centre
  • Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Walking track
  • Meeting and program rooms

The opportunities are endless throughout Georgina and can be linked to support your business marketing needs

Learn more

Advertising made easy in Georgina

Showcase your business in Georgina. Our community centres are a hub of activity and a great way for your business to get noticed! Our audience includes sports teams, skaters and fans. We also host many events, competitions, tradeshows and tournaments. With ongoing exposure throughout the year, residents and tourists will see what your business has to offer. We can customize your advertising solutions. Contact us today! Visit

Advertising opportunities include:

  • Ice resurfacer ads (one or two sides)
  • In-ice logos (centre or small)
  • Rink boards (four locations to choose from)
  • Wall signs 4’ x 8’ (three locations to choose from)
Learn more

Vendor Opportunity

Calling all food vendors

Each Saturday during the summer months, ClearWater Farm, located at 1614 Metro Rd. N., hosts vendors and provides programming for families. ClearWater Farm is looking for a few food vendors to join them on Saturdays in order to provide a variety of food and drinks to their visitors. If you are interested in being a food vendor, space is being provided free of charge. Connect with Alex Smyth at [email protected].  

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.

111 High St.,



15 Lake Dr. N.,,



247 Pefferlaw Rd.,



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 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.

Learn more

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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Purple Turtle Art Festival

July 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

991 Lake Dr. E., Jackson’s Point, ON (entrance through the old Red Barn Theatre)

See amazing paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery and woodcraft that will be featured during this two-day event.

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Sutton BIA Festival on High and Kinette Club Duck Races

July 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Downtown Sutton BIA

A fun day for the entire family. Enjoy kids' games, vendors, indigenous art and music, food booths and the rubber duck races on the Black River.

Learn more

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