Economic Development and Tourism News
200-acre business park breaks ground in Georgina
Exciting news for Georgina! The Town’s business park is one step closer to becoming a reality. Panattoni Development Company has broken ground on its newest business park at the northeast corner of Woodbine Avenue and Glenwoods Avenue in the Town of Georgina. It is one of the largest business park developments within a one-hour drive from major urban centres in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the largest development in Georgina’s history.
Discover why small businesses chose and continue to choose Georgina
Owning and operating a small business involves passion and a great deal of hard work. When choosing to start or expand a business, you want to ensure you’ve chosen a place where you feel supported by your community, where you see opportunity and growth to ensure long-term success, and where you can relax and enjoy where you live with a balanced work/life lifestyle. 

The Town of Georgina is proving it can provide an ecosystem to support entrepreneurs. This ecosystem, together with a blend of urban and rural landscapes, creates an appealing lifestyle. An established business owner, a new-to-Georgina business owner and a YSpace Entrepreneurship Hub participant tell us why they chose and continue to choose Georgina to reach their small business goals.
This past summer, Georgina continued its partnership with York University's YSpace to provide business skills training and support to local entrepreneurs. Two programs were launched: Idea Consultations, an ongoing program involving free consultation with experts, and Business Foundations, an eight-week series of educational workshops. Combined, the programs have supported more than 250 new and established entrepreneurs. 

The Town's physical business/incubator space at 1 Market St. in Sutton also opened this summer. It serves as a place for participants to utilize resources and space to grow their businesses.

If you are interested in learning more about how the Entrepreneurship Hub can support you, or to join our newsletter for programming updates, visit
Town receives recognition for attraction marketing
The Town has won two MarCom gold awards for its Choose Georgina lifestyle video and tourism guide publication. These awards honour excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals. Gold awards are presented to entries that have exceeded the highest standards of the industry norm.
Funding Opportunities
2022 Smart Farms Program
This program provides grant funding towards partnership projects in support of research and development that accelerates the adoption of automation and robotics in Canada’s agriculture sector.

Funding amount: The Canadian Agri-food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) will reimburse eligible projects up to 40 per cent of the total eligible supported expenses, to a maximum of $3M.

Business Scale-up and Productivity Program
This program offsets upfront project costs and helps southern Ontario businesses grow more quickly. It provides no-interest repayable contributions (government loans) with repayment beginning within a year of project completion. This supports businesses as they adopt new, innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity, and the development of and entry into new markets to become globally competitive. 

Funding amount: Repayable funding for up to 35 per cent of project costs to a maximum of $10M.
For a full list of provincial and national funding opportunities, visit
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 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.
downtown Sutton business for sale on High Street
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.
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.
Link Winter Market
Nov. 27 and Dec 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
20849 Dalton Rd., Sutton

The Link Winter Market is an exciting community shopping experience that features unique handmade treasures and treats, live music, local farmers, one-of-a-kind gifts, artist creations, foodie delights and more. Learn more.
For a full list of upcoming events, visit
Georgina Economic Development and Tourism