Economic Development and Tourism News

Business park video promotes Georgina's employment land investment opportunities

Georgina business park in Keswick York Region

The Town of Georgina's business park lands offer one of the most extensive footprints for business development in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), which is exciting news for the Town as it has the potential to provide significant job opportunities and expand the Town’s industrial tax base.

To help promote the opportunities available to investors, the Town implemented a number of investment-attraction initiatives this year, one being a video promoting the employment lands in Keswick. This project was funded in part by York Region.

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Applications open for Georgina's 2024 signature food event

If you are a restaurant owner in Georgina, the Taste of Georgina is your ticket to culinary stardom! The Economic Development and Tourism Division leads this signature event, and supports eligible restaurant owners by coordinating it and providing free marketing through various advertising channels that target residents and visitors. In 2023, 12 restaurants participated in the program, generating more than $25,000 over a two-week promotional period. 

This year's event will run from Feb. 23, 2024, to March 7, 2024. Applications are open for the 2024 event, and we want your delicious creations on display.

Learn more and apply

Learn more about your customers to grow your business through free market research

There are several free resources and support offered to businesses to start and grow. One of the opportunities available includes free market research through the York Small Business Enterprise Centre.

Through a one-on-one consultation, you can access data such as where your target customer lives, their spending habits and how old they are. All the data you need to help you make strategic decisions, propel your business forward and increase sales can be at your fingertips.

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Georgina wins award for its Field to Table campaign

The Town of Georgina has won four 2023 MarCom awards, with the Economic Development and Tourism division winning gold for its Field to Table campaign. The annual event was initiated to strengthen community and agricultural partnerships, and has now become one of Georgina's signature events, attracting hundreds of residents and visitors each year.

Nine farmers at eight locations welcomed 400+ residents and visitors to each of their properties to learn about agriculture, taste samples, and purchase farm-fresh products. Since its inception in 2018, the event has more than doubled the number of attendees and revenue made by participating agri-businesses.

Georgina's Field to Table event and Grown in Georgina campaign promote farm-fresh products available in Georgina's thriving agriculture community to residents and visitors. Learn more at

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Feature your business in the Georgina Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The Georgina Chamber of Commerce is making it easier for businesses to showcase their holiday goods and services with this handy shop local guide. Split into categories of gift type and amount, pictures will showcase hundreds of local gift ideas, identifying all you need for the holidays can be found right here in Georgina.

The online gift-giving guide is meant to showcase businesses that have goods and services that make great gifts at this time of year. It is open to all businesses and organizations in Georgina (Chamber members and non-members). Interested in being featured in this year’s Holiday Gift Giving Guide? Register by Nov. 27.


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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Featured funding opportunity

Electric vehicle (EV) ChargeON Program

The EV ChargeON program provides funding for the installation of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Ontario communities outside of major cities.

Businesses, not-for-profit corporations, municipal governments, Indigenous communities, organizations or businesses, and broader public sector organizations are eligible to apply for up to one million per project. Learn more and apply.

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.

246 Pefferlaw Rd.,



12-18 Circle Ridge Dr.,



443 The Queensway S.,



See full map of "For Sale" listings of Commercial and Industrial Properties.

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.

In the Blog

Georgina - a Hallmark Holiday Town

It's almost that time of year when Georgina transforms into a quintessential Hallmark movie town. The streets are dressed in twinkling lights, and the shops exude cozy charm, making it the perfect setting for holiday movie magic. 

As you wander through snow-dusted streets, it's like walking through the pages of a storybook. The warmth of the community embraces you like a festive hug and the friendly faces make every step feel like a scene from your favourite Hallmark film. Read our blog on how to capture the joyous holiday spirit and create memories that sparkle.

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Office Hours

Office Hours run through YSpace allow entrepreneurs to receive mentorship from experienced business experts to kickstart or enhance their small business ventures. Explore our Office Hours program and reserve a one-on-one time slot with the mentor(s) who align with your entrepreneurial goals. Learn more and register.


Holiday markets

Immerse yourself in the magic of the season at our vibrant holiday markets and festive events. Explore small-town experiences and discover unique gifts that will make your celebrations unforgettable. Read blog.

Old Fashioned Christmas and Festival of Lights

Old Fashioned Christmas and Festival of Lights at Georgina Pioneer Village. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and experience the magic of a traditional 19th-century Christmas. The night's highlight is the Festival of Lights kick-off at 5:30 p.m. The lights will continue to shine bright until Jan. 2, 2024. Learn more.

Whoville on High

Join the Grinch on Nov. 25 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. in historic Downtown Sutton for an unforgettable Grinchmas celebration. From the Grinch's lair to a tree-lighting extravaganza, it's a festive feast for the heart and soul! Learn more.

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Visit our new website

Discover why talent and businesses choose Georgina by exploring our new economic development website, The new site is a comprehensive resource for those considering Georgina as a place to call home and for existing businesses looking to expand.

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