Only an hour from Toronto, the Town of Georgina offers a balanced rural and urban lifestyle making it a desired location to live, work and play close to the city. Georgina’s proximity to urban centres in the GTA, coupled with its appealing lakeside lifestyle and relatively affordable real estate market, make it a desirable place for people from all stages of life to reside.
Residential real estate
The 2011 and 2021 census data indicate the Town’s population has increased by 9.5 per cent and is projected to grow to 71,900 by 2051 (York Region Economic Development). The average price for a detached home in Georgina was $945,961 in March 2023, making it the most affordable in York Region, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board's Market Watch report. To learn about current costs to own and rent, visit our data centre.
There are many developments currently in progress and going through the approval process in Georgina that put it on target to reach a population of more than 70,000 in the next 30 years. Keswick is the area with the most forecast population growth and development. Jackson’s Point and Sutton are expected to experience a moderate degree of growth. View the Town of Georgina’s Official and Secondary Plans at georgina.ca.
Colleges and universities
The Town of Georgina is close to a number of post-secondary campuses, all within a one-hour drive. This, combined with relatively affordable housing, makes Georgina a desirable place to raise a family.
- Centennial College
- George Brown College
- Georgian College
- Humber College
- OCAD University
- Ryerson University
- Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
- University of Toronto
- York University
Georgina Trades Training Centre
Georgina's Trades Training Centre (GTTI) has provided skills and certificates to thousands of students since 2007. This has helped students to find employment and/or move on to full apprenticeship programs. Program participants have the opportunity to learn a trade and put their skills in motion with an intimate understanding of the community they live in.
The Town of Georgina and East Gwillimbury have partnered with York University’s premier entrepreneurship hub, YSpace, to offer a suite of programs supporting businesses in their home communities. Learn about current programming.
Ensuring accessible healthcare is an important factor to consider when choosing to move to or do business in a new place. The Town works with the medical community like Health Georgina to ensure all healthcare needs are available now and in the future as we continue to grow, welcoming new residents in our neighbourhoods and senior living centres.
Georgina’s closest hospital is Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, approximately 20 minutes from Keswick’s south end. If you live in the northeastern part of Georgina, your distance is approximately 35 minutes to the hospital in Newmarket or Ross Memorial in Lindsay. Learn more about Georgina’s physicians, health centres, nurse practitioners, clinics and other healthcare providers.
Things to do
Georgina offers a number of fun things to do year-round. We are home to Sibbald Point Provincial Park, the Stephen Leacock Theatre of Performing Arts, York Region’s Adventure Headquarters - the ROC and are one of the top fishing destinations in Ontario.
We have a number of facilities, and our parks and beaches offer a range of amenities. There is also a wide range of programming options to choose from, including camps, drop-in classes and registered programs.
Learn more about things to do in Georgina:
How far it takes to travel to cities/towns and Points of Interest in the GTA from Georgina:
- Toronto International Airport: approx. 60 minutes
- Newmarket: approx. 25 minutes
- Markham: approx. 40 minutes
- Toronto: approx. 60 minutes
- Orillia: approx. 60 minutes
- Barrie: approx. 60 minutes
- Brampton: approx. one hour, 10 minutes
- Peterborough: approx. one hour, 30 minutes
The Town of Georgina is serviced by York Region Transit (YRT) and GO Transit. For information on YRT services, visit yrt.ca or call 1-866-668-3978. YRT also offers Mobility On-Request (MOR) service in Georgina. MOR allows you to request transit when and where you need it and is offered within select service areas. Visit yrt.ca/MOR for service information.
The Bradford Bypass, a new four-lane highway that will connect Highway 400 and Highway 404, has been given the green light to proceed by the province of Ontario. It is anticipated to significantly reduce travel time for commuters and businesses who rely on major transportation arteries in the Greater Toronto Area to transport their products.