Economic Development and Tourism News
Multi-use Recreation Complex breaks ground to support Georgina's residents
The Town of Georgina held a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 10, 2021, for the new Multi-use Recreation Complex (MURC) – the largest project in its history. Mayor Margaret Quirk, Members of Council, dignitaries and Town staff gathered at the site on the west side of Woodbine Avenue between Glenwoods Avenue and Ravenshoe Road for the sod-turning event. 

The recreation complex will be a community space for the whole family and will include a six-lane 25-metre pool, therapy pool, double gymnasium, indoor walking track, multi-use meeting/activity rooms, active living space and a Discovery Library branch. To learn more about the MURC, visit
Last chance to be a part of the Business Bounce Back program
Deadline to apply: Nov. 14, 2021
Time is running out to apply for the third and final cohort of the Business Bounce Back program. This three-month no-cost program will support new entrepreneurs and business owners within the tourism and hospitality industry to build the business skills and digital know-how to start up and enhance their ventures.

If you missed our information session, you can watch the recorded video online. Listen to the program facilitators talk about what to expect and hear from program alumni as they chat about their experiences and successes.
Georgina Marathon qualifies racers for the Boston Marathon
The Georgina Marathon and Half Marathon, supported by the Town through the Community Betterment Grant, brought more than 600 racers to Georgina to participate in the inaugural race that took place on Lake Drive. Racers were able to set personal best times, world records and qualify for the famous Boston Marathon. 

Lake Drive offered the perfect course with its flat terrain and beautiful views of Lake Simcoe. The race was such a success that a spring and fall race are already in the works. Learn more about the race, and why the organizers chose Georgina.
Vendors wanted for Georgina's Winter Market
The Link Winter Market is back for two dates this fall at the Link in Sutton and it’s looking for vendors. The winter market is a 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. On Nov. 28 and Dec. 19, the winter market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Link, 20849 Dalton Rd. For a low registration fee, vendors can connect directly with customers and fellow business owners.
Local Spotlight
Stores that sell locally made products
Supporting local is important. However, it can be hard to find the time to seek out locally produced and made items when life gets busy. We’ve made it easy for you with the creation of the Georgina Made Business directory where you will find local businesses that sell locally made goods from artisans and creators. Read more.
Featured Properties
Are you looking for the perfect site to start or expand your business? Connect with us. 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.
Shop local at holiday markets
Now that we are officially in the festive shopping season, we've compiled a list of Christmas and holiday markets so you can purchase one-of-a-kind gifts and shop local. Read more.
Local Business Support
Deadline to apply for the Town's COVID-19 Recovery Programs: Dec. 31, 2021
Georgina Business Financial Support Programs
The Town's business support programs include grants, a development application fee rebate and a patio program. Learn more.
Professional Services Access Program
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'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 Funding Opportunities
Regional, provincial and federal support
My Main Street
Support for new and existing businesses through funding for main street ambassadors, direct business non-repayable contributions, market research and business support programs. Learn more.
Improving Ontario's Agri-Food Business Productivity
Funding for Ontario food, beverage and other agri-food businesses to improve the productivity of their operations. Learn more.
For more links to provincial and federal funding opportunities, visit
Georgina Economic Development and Tourism