Economic Development and Tourism News
Georgina's development incentive program updated to support larger development
Georgina’s Development Application Fee Rebate program's new three-tier system will help support larger developments by providing an increased financial rebate based on square footage built and the number of full-time positions created.

The program update comes shortly after the Town shared news that Panattoni Development Company had purchased the northerly 200 acres of Georgina’s designated business park and is actively moving forward with plans to develop and market the site.
Patio program supports local restaurants
In 2020, nine food establishments across the municipality were able to expand their outdoor dining through the Temporary Patio Program to assist with recovery. With Council recently approving the program's extension until the end of 2021, businesses will be able to continue with recovery efforts, and residents can continue to further support and enjoy them.

Council also approved a new stream to the COVID-19 Community Improvement Plan Program that supports Business Improvement Area businesses. The new Patio Grant Program will help restaurants with the funding required to establish or enhance outdoor dining areas.

All restaurants interested in the Temporary Patio Program for 2021 are required to submit a new application.
New Banner Program to add local art to Georgina's downtown areas
Art students, artists and designers in the Town of Georgina are invited to submit proposals to design street banners that will be displayed in Georgina's downtown areas this summer/fall. The new Banner Program will showcase local artists' talents and reflect the culture, heritage, vibrancy, and creativity of our town.

The successful six designs selected will receive an honorarium of $150 and their submissions will be promoted on the Town's website.
Economic Development and Tourism office enhances communication with businesses
The Economic Development and Tourism office connects with many local businesses, potential investors and residents annually. To ensure optimal service, we have installed a new customer tracking system. The system, also utilized by other N6 municipalities, allows our office to further support businesses and prepare detailed reports on our office's activities and successes. 
Local Economic Recovery Support
For links to regional, provincial and federal resources, visit
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.
PPE reimbursement application
Private or not-for-profit businesses in the hospitality and recreation sectors are eligible to apply for a grant to cover 50 per cent of PPE expenses up to a maximum of $1,000 ($2,000 total expense). 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 temporary patio program. Learn more.
Property tax deferrals
The Town of Georgina is offering deferrals for the first instalment of the 2021 interim property tax bill for property owners who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 5 at 9:30 a.m.
April 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Featured Properties

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