Economic Development and Tourism News
Georgina reconnects with the community at first in-person business event in two years
On Tuesday, June 7, the Town hosted its second Mayor’s Breakfast at the Ramada Resort and Spa in Jackson’s Point. The event was an opportunity for Georgina Council members, Town staff, community organizations, residents, realtors and property owners to reconnect after two years.

Mayor Margaret Quirk and Karyn Stone, the manager of Economic Development and Tourism, provided an update on economic recovery efforts, Town initiatives, and recent and upcoming development.

It was a wonderful event that reinfused excitement as we look forward to a prosperous future for our residents and business community. Thank you to the many in attendance, who have made and continue to make, significant investments and contributions to the well-being of our community. To learn about some of the topics discussed at this year's event, read the 2021 Year in Review.
Free entrepreneurship workshops
Are you looking to start a business or want to elevate your entrepreneurial journey? Business Foundations by York University’s YSpace, in partnership with the Town of Georgina and the Town of East Gwillimbury, is a weekly educational workshop series designed to help you kick-start your entrepreneurial career or challenge you to rethink your business. 
This free-of-charge educational workshop series covers topics such as Building a Business Plan, Marketing and Social Media 101, and Setting-Up Business Operations. Additionally, individuals who attend at least seven out of the nine workshops (minimum of one hour on each call), will receive an Innovation York Certificate of Completion, illustrating your dedication to learning about the essentials of launching a successful business.
Town hosting engagement opportunities for phase 2 of the Waterfront Parks Master Plan
Most of us can agree that Lake Simcoe is Georgina’s most important tourism asset, bringing many visitors to the area year-round. This plan will help inform and prioritize improvements for our waterfront parks, all of which improve amenities for residents and help ensure businesses that rely on the industry can thrive in the future.

Join us on June 20 or 21 for virtual meetings on phase 2 of the Waterfront Parks Master Plan. There are four virtual sessions to choose from. For more information, and to register, visit
Tourism information guide now available to residents and visitors
The Town of Georgina is one of the closest lakeside destinations to get away from the city to enjoy the beauty and recreation the warmer months offer. Its lakeside lifestyle is also one of the reasons why residents choose Georgina as a place to live, work and play. The 2022 summer/fall tourism guide is a resource for residents and visitors to discover the events, activities, sites and businesses throughout the Town's communities. 

Copies of the guide can be picked up at the following locations:

  • Civic Centre (26557 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick)
  • Georgina Chamber of Commerce Tourism Information Centre (20849 Dalton Rd., Sutton)
  • De La Salle Park (1924 Metro Rd. N., Jacksons Point)
  • Jackson's Point Parkette (21093 Dalton Rd., Jacksons Point)
  • Town libraries
  • Tourism kiosks and ambassador locations

If you would like to have printed copies of the guide available to your customers to assist them in exploring and navigating town, connect with us at
Georgina chosen to host broadband conference
The Town of Georgina has been selected to host the 2022 Rural and Remote Community Conference at the Sutton Arena from Sept. 7-9, 2022. This conference is essential for anyone looking to better understand rural and remote broadband challenges, engage with stakeholders, and explore options to collaborate to find effective solutions. 

“The pandemic has taught us many things, and topping that list is the importance of internet connectivity,” said Mayor, Margaret Quirk. “Like many communities, Georgina understands the challenges associated with connectivity, and we also recognize the opportunities that exist to advance our progress thus far. This is such an important topic, and on behalf of Council, I extend a warm Georgina welcome to CRRBC, and to those who will be attending.”
Calling all businesses that grow, make or sell locally made products!
The Town of Georgina is looking for vendors for its Canada Day celebrations on July 1, 2022. There will be a variety of activities including a full line-up of amazing entertainment and fun family activities throughout the day, followed by a fantastic fireworks show like no other!

Businesses that make, grow or sell Georgina Made products are being extended a 40 per cent vendor fee discount. Those interested can contact our office at Space is limited! Connect with us for your spot by June 24.
Local Spotlight
Discover why residents and business owners choose Georgina in new video
Only an hour from Toronto, the Town of Georgina offers a balanced rural and urban lifestyle close to the city. Hear from a local realtor, residents and business owners on why they chose and continue to choose Georgina to live, work and play.
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.
E-Commerce support
The Digital Main Street shopHERE program helps home-based and commercial businesses create an online store. Learn more and apply.
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 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.

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.
Connect with us in person
Have you ever wondered what Economic Development does and how the division helps Georgina’s business community? Join some of our Economic Development and Tourism staff for an informal chat about business, programs, initiatives and opportunities on June 22 at 1 Market Square in Sutton anytime between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Don’t be shy, come say hi.

Summer Saturdays at Clearwater Farm
Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1614 Metro Rd. N., Willow Beach
Georgina Farmers' Market
Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
20849 Dalton Rd., Sutton
Military Day
June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
260061 Woodbine Ave., Keswick
Summer Saturdays at ClearWater Farm
Every Saturday starting June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ClearWater Farm
1614 Metro Rd. N., Willow Beach
Pride Festival
June 24 and 25
Hosted by the Georgina Centre for Arts and Culture
149 High St., Sutton
Music in the Streets
June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hosted by Connors Music at the Georgina Pioneer Village
26557 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick
For a full list of upcoming events, visit
Georgina Economic Development and Tourism