Economic Development and Tourism News
Georgina prepares to reopen
On Wednesday, June 30, Ontario will move into Step Two of the province's Roadmap to Reopen. Step Two of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn, with other restrictions in place. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to five people
  • Essential and other select retail permitted at 50 per cent capacity
  • Non-essential retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times, and at 25 per cent capacity and other restrictions
  • Outdoor dining with up to six people per table, with exceptions for larger households and other restrictions

For the full list of public health and workplace safety measures, read the full news release
2021 Discover Georgina Guide
The 2021 summer/fall Discover Georgina Guide is your official source to discover the sites, outdoor activities and businesses that make the Town of Georgina a desirable place to live, work and play. You can view the guide digitally, pick up a copy at the Georgina Farmers' Market or at one of many ambassador locations throughout Georgina.
Don't miss your chance to register for cohort one of a new, no-cost business training program
Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Maybe, you already own a business but want to learn new business skills to increase your online presence, create an app or build an e-commerce site.
Don’t miss your chance to apply to this no-cost business training program, created by York University’s YSpace in partnership with the Town of Georgina and the Town of East Gwillimbury, to enhance your product offerings.
The program intends to provide business owners and entrepreneurs with free education about business tools and tactics they may lack to start, enhance, scale-up, or pivot their business or business ideas.
The deadline to apply is this Sunday, June 27, 2021. Spaces are limited, so apply today! For more information, visit
Town launches tourism data collection project
The Town of Georgina and the Chamber of Commerce have received $2,400 through a partnership with Central Counties Tourism (CCT) to fund a one-year data collection project. The Visitation Pilot Project will use OPTiFi insights to provide metric data to better understand the impact of tourism throughout the municipality. OPTiFi measures the presence of customers in physical spaces via mobile devices but does not store addresses or other identifiers from mobile phones or devices.
Shop Local YR Challenge
Georgina has joined other municipalities to take part in the #ShopLocalYR campaign initiated by York Region. We encourage residents to buy and show support to their local businesses with the Shop Local YR challenge.
Local Spotlight
Georgina tourism business shares the impact of tourism
Orchard Beach Golf and Country Club
We stopped by Orchard Beach Golf and Country Club to ask Gary Glenister, the General Manager and Director of Golf, about the impact of tourism and the history of the course, which he tells us just happens to be “the birthplace of Hockey Night in Canada.”  

“Tourism and the sport of golf go hand in hand,” he said. “Not only do people get an opportunity to come here and play golf, but quite often if they are visiting the community, they’ll go out for dinner, they’ll go to another store, and they’ll buy fuel. So, coming to play golf allows the community to have residual income in other businesses.”
New business
Georgina’s first craft brewery, Turkey Shoot Brewing Co.
Initial rumblings that Georgina would be getting its first craft brewery began in 2020 when local restaurants The Beach and Baileys Homestead started to serve a new locally made beer called Pefferlaw Pale Ale. The community was excited and supportive of the new venture, sharing photos and feedback on social media. Nearly a year later, the on-trend entrepreneurs have started to sell craft beer from their first location in Keswick at 482 The Queensway S. and at LCBOs in Keswick, Sutton and Pefferlaw.
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Featured 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.
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.
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.
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.
More support
For links to regional, provincial and federal support resources, visit
Georgina Farmers' Market
Sunday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Link in Sutton (20849 Dalton Rd.).

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