Economic Development and Tourism News
Town accepting applications for early 2023 events that will have an economic impact
Are you planning an event taking place late winter through spring 2023 that will have an impact on our community? The Town’s Economic Development and Community Betterment Grants could help to support your efforts. Eligible applicants could receive up to 50 per cent of their total eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000. Learn more and apply online before the first intake deadline on Jan. 27, 2023.

In 2022, 19 grant recipients, including the Georgina Studio Tour, Georgina Marathon and Half Marathon and Military Day, received funding and support.
Professional headshot opportunity
Are you a business owner or professional needing an updated headshot? Join us at the Georgina YSpace Entrepreneurship Hub on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a professional headshot captured by professional photographer and YSpace participant Maureen McDermott. Help support the Georgina Food Pantry with a $20 (min.) gift card donation for President's Choice or Metro in exchange for your headshot. Book your 10-minute timeslot.
Winter tourism guide showcases why Georgina is a year-round destination
While Georgina may be known for its summer recreation on the shores of Lake Simcoe, it may be even better known for its winter activities on and off the ice. The Town's winter guide showcases all of the winter experiences the Town has to offer and is known for.

If you are a business or tourism operator and would like copies of the guide, contact our office at [email protected].
Georgina celebrates businesses with Mayor and Council's Milestone Awards
Since 2016, the Town has celebrated businesses and their families that have operated in Georgina for generations with the Mayor and Council’s Milestone Awards. This year, we celebrated nine businesses that have operated for more than 20 years at a gala in Sutton alongside the Georgina Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards. Learn about the people and families behind these businesses, their history and the impact they’ve made. 
Digital Skills for Business Program coming soon
Digital Skills for Business is a free-of-charge educational workshop series that focuses on creating a presence for your business online. This series will cover topics like social media, digital marketing, e-commerce, and using tools like Facebook Meta, Google Ads and Google Analytics. It will also include two practical drop-in application workshops and peer-to-peer in-person sessions. 

To learn more, register for our upcoming programming waitlist and be first to be notified when a new program launches.
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
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 to create product prototypes to business incubators providing support and guidance. Learn more.
Financial support and guidance
South Lake Futures provides loans for small businesses, business start-up consultations, business name registration assistance, business grants and growth counselling. 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.

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.
Georgina ICE Friday Night Hockey
Friday nights at 7:30 p.m.
Georgina Ice Palace, 90 Wexford Dr.

This club is proudly supported by the Town of Georgina through the Community Betterment Grant Program.
Christmas and Holiday Markets in Georgina
December 9 to 18
Locations throughout Georgina
For a full list of upcoming events, visit
Georgina Economic Development and Tourism