Economic Development and Tourism News
2020 Year in Review
A look back on economic recovery efforts and news highlights in Georgina
2020 was an unprecedented year where we all embraced the "pivot" to communicate and maintain operations. In our Year in Review, we look back on how the Economic Development and Tourism division had to pivot while continuing to build relationships, establish programs and advance projects that will ensure Georgina’s economic stability is maintained and its future is prosperous.
Submit your business to be included in the Town's new online directory
To highlight the many makers, growers and manufacturers of products made in Georgina, the Town is creating an online directory that will provide an additional platform for businesses to feature their products, giving more ways for residents and businesses to shop and support local. It also aims to foster an environment of collaboration between businesses as it will feature retailers who sell Georgina Made products.

If you make products in Georgina or sell products made locally, submit your business to the directory. Before the directory launches this summer, you will receive a login to update your information and add photos.

For more information or application assistance, email or call 905-476-4301.
Do you want to do business with the Town?
Find out about the process to do business with the Town and upcoming opportunities at a free virtual info session. Pre-registration is required and there is no cost to attend. Visit to sign up for the session.
Supporting local dining establishments
In 2020, nine food establishments throughout the Town were able to expand their outdoor dining through the Temporary Patio Program to assist with recovery. With Council's approval to extend the program until the end of 2021, businesses will be able to continue with recovery efforts, and residents can continue to further support and enjoy them.

Dining establishments within one of the three Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in Jackson's Point, Keswick and Sutton can also apply for the Patio Grant Program. Eligible businesses can receive a maximum of 50 per cent up to $2,000 towards the cost of their temporary patio construction.

If you are a Georgina food establishment interested in the program, you can learn more and apply (no charge) online at

Now is the time to submit your application to be ready for when indoor and outdoor dining restrictions are lifted. 
Downtown Sutton Annual General Meeting
Attend virtually and consider getting involved in your Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Sutton BIA businesses are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the AGM, members will approve the proposed budget for 2021 and create a new Board of Directors.  

Why get involved in your BIA?
  • Access to funding opportunities (grants/programs)
  • Partnerships and networking opportunities with other BIAs
  • To be involved with the BIA board to oversee area improvement and beautification projects
  • Help create art and culture projects that bridge historic connections to the origins of the community
  • Symbolic significance as the centre of civic life 
  • Part of a central hub for festivals and celebrations
  • Offer a unique experience not found in new malls, plazas
  • Marketing opportunities

To learn more about getting involved with your BIA and to attend the upcoming meeting, contact Sean Columbus by email at
Local Spotlight
Georgina Small Business Collective
New local subscription box brings awareness to small businesses
The Georgina Small Business Collective is a new bi-monthly subscription box service that delivers products from local businesses to your doorstep. Every box is reusable and biodegradable, and contains a collection of local products to enjoy.

The business was created by Christopher Campbell, who is also the owner of Hiveshare, a local apiary program for people to enjoy unique, local, unpasteurized, artisanal honey.

Chris is passionate about supporting local business owners and proud to live in Georgina. His passion inspired him to start the subscription box service because he wanted to create a platform for customers to explore new products and services available in Georgina.
Local Economic Recovery Support
As we continue to navigate this pandemic together, know our team is available to discuss your challenges and guide you to programs, resources or funding opportunities you may not be aware of. Connect with us.

For links to regional, provincial and federal resources, visit
Free professional services
The Northern York Region Professional Services Access Program provides eligible businesses with access to free professional advice, including legal, financial, marketing and more. Learn more.
Digital Main Street programs
Digital Transformation Grant, Digital Service Squad Program and DMS shopHERE. All programs involve free support in helping businesses expand their digital presence. Learn more.
COVID-19 Response Fund
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 COVID-19 Business Support Programs
Business support programs have been extended until the end of 2021 for Georgina businesses. The programs include grants, a development application fee rebate and a patio program. Learn more.
Marketing support for Georgina businesses
The Town of Georgina's Pivot Planning Squad offers no-cost marketing support for small businesses in Georgina to help pivot their operations. Request consult.
Free webinars
April 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Featured Properties
Go cart business for sale in Georgina Ontario

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