Town of Georgina employment lands
The Town of Georgina has designated more than 500 acres of employment lands permitted for a wide range of industrial uses, including office space, at the northeast corner of Woodbine Avenue and Glenwoods Avenue in Keswick. Panattoni Development Company Canada is currently developing more than 200 acres, making it one of the largest development opportunities within an ideal distance of Toronto. Other developments are also underway that will provide investment opportunities in the Town of Georgina for many years to come.
Why choose the Georgina Business Park to invest in?
- Georgina is within a one-hour drive on Highway 404 to the Greater Toronto Area’s urban core. It is situated only 35 minutes from Highway 401 and 60 minutes from the Toronto International Airport. Its location, combined with planned infrastructure improvements, provides optimal transportation access to northern and southern Ontario.
- The Town has an investment-ready program with expedited approvals to ensure a smooth and timely development process. It also offers financial incentives through a development fee rebate.
- Georgina’s economy is growing. It is projected to see a 40 per cent population increase over the next two decades. Learn about its advantages and economic statistics.
Read about the business park in an article published by the National Post.
Labour and demographic statistic highlights
- York Region has been identified through the provincial legislature and planning as a population growth area through 2031.
- The site will benefit from the exponential projected growth of neighbouring municipalities, particularly East Gwillimbury, which is expected to grow by +/-189 per cent by 2031 (26,900 to 77,800).
- Its proximity to major residential centres of Markham and Vaughan (<30 minutes) will be of great benefit for accessing labour and customers.
- Within a 35-minute drive, there is a total population of 609,250 people and a labour force of 500,200 with a participation rate of 65.4 per cent and a 2018 unemployment rate of 5.5 per cent.
- Within a 60 km radius, there is a total population of more than 4.5 million people, positioning the site to serve the GTA.
- The average age of York Region residents is 39.9 years, lower than the national average.
- 70 per cent of York Region residents have a post-secondary degree, with 25 per cent having obtained a college degree or trade specialization, and 45 per cent have a university degree.
See more economic statistics in our data centre.
Planned infrastructure improvements
- The Bradford Bypass, now approved by the province, will connect Hwy. 400 to Hwy. 404.
- Proposed Hwy. 404 extension to bring the highway north, passing along the eastern boundary of the site and joining up with Hwy 12 (timing TBD).
- Proposed future Hwy. 404 full cloverleaf interchange directly at the site.
- YorkNet dark fibre network access for broadband internet connectivity (direct access at site installed).
404 Logistics Park (200+ acres)
Panattoni Development Company acquired 200 acres of zoned industrial land in Keswick in 2021.
- A rare 200-acre site that can accommodate buildings in excess of 1 M sq. ft.
- Zoned for employment uses, and BP-3 zone permits outside storage.
- Approximately three kilometres from a Hwy. 404 interchange.
- Abundant areas for trailer parking and/or employee parking.
- Timing to market and flexibility in size set this site apart.
View the site brochure.
For more information on the site, inquiries can be sent to:
Life Sciences Technology Park (50+ acres)
The Canadian Life Science and Technology Park has committed to developing 56 acres at the south end of the Keswick Business Park and will offer customized spaces required by life sciences and technology companies. The park aims to support researchers with commercial aspirations and enable students to develop ideas through incubator and accelerator programs while connecting industry with the technical prowess of academic institutions and cutting-edge technologies. This project is currently going through development approvals. For more information, contact Karyn Stone at email@example.com.