Get to know us

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The Town of Georgina is a well-balanced community in northern York Region on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe poised for growth. We are dedicated to facilitating local economic growth and prosperity, and to ensuring infrastructure and development policies are in place to provide for a healthy community that meets the social, economic and cultural needs of the residents and business owners.

Programs and initiatives

The Economic Development and Tourism Division encourages new and established businesses to connect with us to see how we can assist in achieving your goals. When we connect, we may mention one of the following programs and initiatives available to support you:

Economic Development and Tourism staff also provide support through committees, organization board memberships, marketing efforts and events, as well as being part of major Town projects like the Waterfront Parks Master Plan. We coordinate seasonal banners and holiday decorations in our core and downtown areas, facilitate and encourage public art initiatives, and work with other departments to beautify Georgina and create a sense of place. Staff work to establish partnerships and empower businesses to do the same, with the understanding that thriving communities are built upon relationships. When possible, the office partners with other levels of government to support our programs and initiatives.

Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

The Town of Georgina underwent the process of developing a five-year Economic Development and Tourism Strategy in 2023 to further strengthen and diversify the local economy. Learn more.

Year in Review publications


March 28, 2024 Georgina rolls out a new five-year Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

Feb. 26, 2024 A snapshot of Georgina's economy and initiative highlights in 2023

Jan. 23, 2024 Tourism guide showcases why Georgina is a thriving winter destination

Dec. 21, 2023 A snapshot of programs and successes at YSpace in 2023

Nov. 24, 2023 Business park video promotes Georgina's employment land investment opportunities

Oct. 27, 2023 Streamlined grant program launched for non-profit community organizations

Sept. 29, 2023 Georgina partners with York Region to launch new economic development website

Sept. 15, 2023  New Indigenous art installed in downtown at Georgina Centre for Arts and Culture

Aug. 11, 2023 Georgina engages with the community to help create its next Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

July 6, 2023 Town focusing on investment attraction

May 29, 2023 Georgina launches 2023 summer/fall tourism guide

April 28, 2023 Town receives funding to invest in its Business Improvement Areas

March 23, 2023 Town of Georgina Economic Development and Tourism 2022 Year in Review

Feb. 10, 2023 Business park website launched to promote new development

Jan. 13, 2023 2022 Economic Development and Tourism highlights

Dec. 9, 2022 Town accepting applications for early 2023 events that will have an economic impact

Nov. 1, 2022 200-acre business park breaks ground in Georgina

Oct. 7, 2022 Development fees and rebate program updated to assist and attract investors

Sept. 12, 2022 Entrepreneurs take advantage of free skills development training

Aug. 4, 2022 Georgina's designated Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) receive funding to boost tourism

July 11, 2022 Entrepreneurs take advantage of free skills development training

June 17, 2022 Georgina reconnects with the community at first in-person business event in two years

May 26, 2022  The Town welcomes residents and visitors to rediscover Georgina this summer/fall

April 29, 2022 Why businesses choose the Town of Georgina

April 14, 2022  Keswick Business Park - Phase 1 to begin fall 2022

March 29, 2022  New partnership program launches to support entrepreneurs in Georgina

March 10, 2022 A look back at another unprecedented year and the efforts made to support our economy

Feb. 17, 2022  Town seeks input from business community on economic recovery

Jan. 28, 2022  Town extends and revises COVID-19 business support programs

Jan. 7, 2022  Town continues to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dec. 3, 2021 Connecting with short-term rental owners to boost tourism

Nov. 12, 2021 Multi-use Recreation Complex breaks ground to support Georgina's residents

Oct. 29, 2021 Applications open for the Business Bounce Back Program's third and final cohort 

Oct. 13, 2021 Local Food Newsletter

Sept. 24, 2021 Georgina Studio Tour showcases growing art community

Sept. 13, 2021  Grown in Georgina project supports local farmers and agri-businesses

Aug. 19, 2021 Town seeks feedback on Waterfront Parks Master Plan design concepts

July 30, 2021 Initial steps made to consider the merger of Jackson's Point/Sutton Business Improvement Areas

July 13, 2021 Town of Georgina's grant program helps with downtown revitilization

June 25, 2021 Town releases 2021 Discover Georgina Guide

June 11, 2021 Georgina prepares to reopen

May 31, 2021 Tourism and hospitality program launches to assist with economic recovery

May 14, 2021 Development activity is increasing in Georgina

April 23, 2021 Scott-Woods Transport invests in Georgina

April 9, 2021 2020 Year in Review

March 18, 2021 Town prepares to launch a new online directory celebrating locally made products

March 5, 2021 Development incentive program updated to support larger development

Feb. 17, 2021 Taste of Georgina event brings new customers to Georgina restaurants

Feb. 2, 2021  Business Park will bring 200 acres of industrial development to Georgina

Jan. 14, 2021 Town extends COVID-19 business support programs to the end of 2021

Dec. 18, 2020 2020 COVID-19 business support snapshot

Nov. 27, 2020  Vianet to bring high-speed internet to Georgina residents and businesses

Nov. 12, 2020  Georgina urges residents to shop local over the holiday season

Oct. 29, 2020 Pivot Planning Squad helping Georgina businesses achieve success

Oct. 15, 2020 Fall newsletter

Oct. 1, 2020 No-cost trades training will educate up to 200 local students a year

Sept. 17, 2020 Shop Local Georgina campaign urges residents to adopt "local" concept

Sept. 3, 2020 Economic Development and Tourism Office launches new blog to share successes and encourage investment

Aug. 21, 2020 Virtual Discover Georgina Guide launched

Aug. 6, 2020 Paving the way in sustainable agriculture

July 22, 2020 York Region COVID-19 Business Impact and Recovery Survey Results

July 8, 2020 New Economic Recovery Team programs launched

June 9, 2020 Economic Recovery Team updates and Shop Local Georgina Day

May 22, 2020 New customer service hours at the Town of Georgina

May 7, 2020 Ontario Eases Restrictions on Retail Stores and Essential Construction 

April 23, 2020 Georgina Emergency Response Benefit approved to assist businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19

April 9, 2020  Addressing concerns in response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020 COVID-19 business support

March 9, 2020 Changes to the timeframe it takes to issue site plan approval

Feb. 21, 2020 Georgina launches interactive business dashboard tool

Feb. 5, 2020 Development update

Jan. 15, 2020 World-renowned ice fishing in Georgina

Dec. 19, 2019 2019 Successes

Economic Development and Tourism Staff

Karyn Stone, Manager of Economic Development and Tourism

Katrina Ellis, Investment Attraction Marketing and Special Projects Supervisor

Julie Cain, Economic Development Officer - Downtown Revitalization and BIA Liaison

Cristina Liu, Economic Development Officer - Tourism Product Development and Marketing

Negin Khorasani, Business Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Karina Scott, Business Entrepreneurship Assistant

Not sure who you should connect with? Fill out our general inquiry form and a staff member will follow up. You can also reach us by phone at 905-476-4301.

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.