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Welcome to the Official Town of Georgina Community Web!

Frequently Visited

2015 Tax Sale of Land by Public Tender

TAKE NOTICE, that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described here and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Thursday October 29, 2015 at the Treasurer's Office, Town of Georgina, 26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick, Ontario.

Volunteers Wanted

Members of the community are invited to apply to serve in their community as committee members for the Lake Drive - Shoreline Jurisdiction Ad Hoc Committee (LDSJC). All appointments as volunteers will remain until the Committee's work is completed.

LED Streetlight Conversion

Georgina residents are going to be seeing things in a new light, literally! 4,230 streetlights across the town will be converted to LED (Light Emitting Diodes) over the next six months. The conversion of LED lights will result in increased efficiencies and cost savings. During the installation of the lights, residents and business owners will only experience minor impacts as there will be no construction sites and the crews will be mobile. View the LED Streetlight Conversion list of Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Residents are able to view the progress of the LED installation through the tracking map. Each circle represents an actual streetlight in Georgina. Once a new LED streetlight has been successfully installed the icon will change to a green check mark.

Fire Prevention Week

October 4-10, 2015 is Fire Prevention Week - Hear the Beep Where You Sleep! The Georgina Fire Department will be hosting Open Houses kicking off Fire Prevention Week to educate the residents about the importance of having a working smoke alarm on each floor. These family oriented events will also include: BBQ, Hose Target, Interaction stations and a visit from Sparky! You can read the press release for more info, or visit the Georgina Fire Department webpage.

Official Plan - Public Meeting

As part of the current Official Plan Review process, a Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 14, at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Georgina Civic Centre, at 26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick.

On April 8, 2015, Council authorized the release of the new Draft Official Plan, April 2015 for public and agency review and comment. The purpose of this Public Meeting is to provide an update to members of the public and Council regarding the comments that were received during the public and agency consultation period for the new Plan, which ended on July 31, 2015, consider staff's associated recommended actions, and invite additional comments from the public and any interested parties.

Additional information, including a copy of the Official Plan, text and schedules, is available for public review on the Town's Official Plan review webpage or by visiting the Town of Georgina Civic Centre at 26557 Civic Centre Drive, Keswick, Ontario.

Public Information Session - Building By-Law Review and Proposed Building By-Law and Fees

A public information session regarding the proposed Building By-law and Fees will be occurring on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the ROC at 26479 Civic Centre Road. We invite all residents of Georgina and persons with interest to attend and offer input.

Hunting in the Town of Georgina

Hunting in Georgina is not specifically regulated by the Town of Georgina, however, there is a Discharge of Firearms By-Law. The Discharge of Firearms By-Law regulates the use of guns, firearms, air-guns, spring-guns, cross-bows, long-bows, and any other class or type thereof. All guns, firearms and bows can only be discharged in defined areas as outlined in Schedule (A) of the Discharge of Firearms By-Law in compliance with all other municipal, provincial, and federal legislation. Visit the York Regional Forests webpage for more information with regards to hunting in York Region. A 2015 Hunting Regulations Summary has been prepared by the Ministry of Natural Resources, for those who want to hunt anywhere in Ontario.

Recreation & Culture 2015 Fall/2016 Winter Guide

Whether you're looking for programs and activities geared for seniors, adults, families, youth, children, or infants - We're sure to have something to spark your interest! Check out the 2015 Fall/2016 Winter Guide online or pick up a copy at the Georgina Leisure Pool, Georgina Ice Palace, Sutton Arena, Georgina Public Libraries, or The Stephen Leacock Theatre. Registration for Fall Programs begins on August 25. Registration for Winter Programs and Lessons starts on December 8.

Preventing Frozen Pipes Before Winter Arrives

Like many municipalities across Ontario that endured extended frigid temperatures this winter, several homes in Georgina experienced frozen pipes. Having frozen pipes is both a headache and an inconvenience and has the potential to lead to a pipe burst that may cause water damage in your home. Being prepared and informed will help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. The Town of Georgina has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions Brochure surrounding how to prevent frozen water pipes before it occurs.

Lake Drive - Shoreline Jurisdiction Ad Hoc Committee

Lake Drive - Shoreline Jurisdiction Ad Hoc Committee (LDSJC), is being formed with the primary goal of assisting Town Council in the formulation of policy related to Lake Drive shoreline use. The Draft Terms of Reference for the LDSJC will be posted on the website October 14th and will be presented to Council on October 28, 2015 for consideration of adoption. The Terms of Reference for the committee will describe the purpose, mandate and members' responsibilities. The deadline to submit applications is October 23, 2015. This Committee will be made up of members of Council, staff, Lake Drive residents and members of the public to ensure open communication. To assist with further clarification on the matter, a list of Questions & Answers have been prepared. Lake Drive - Development Along the Lakeshore (Report No. OED-2015-0025).

Proposed Indemnification By-Law and Procedure

On July 14, 2015 Town Council received a staff report on a proposed Indemnification By-law. The report was only received by Council and was not passed. The indemnification issue will be coming back to Council on October 28, 2015. There is no date yet for the second report on defamation. Municipal indemnification by-laws are not uncommon. To ensure a fulsome review of the potential for such a By-law for Georgina, Council deferred consideration of the By-law and procedures and requested additional information for their review. Town Council and the Town encourages public participation and you can do that in person at a Council meeting, online, or by phone. To help address questions on the matter, the Town has prepared some Frequently Asked Questions to help disseminate this information. We encourage you to read the report yourself for a full understanding of what the proposed Indemnification By-law Report entails.

Coyote Sightings Prompts Reminder from the Ministry of Natural Resources

Please be advised that following some recent coyote sightings in Georgina, the Ministry of Natural Resources is reminding residents about some important safety tips should you encounter one. An increase in coyote sightings can be attributed to changes in land use, agricultural practices, weather, supplemental feeding, and natural food shortages. For more information on coyotes, please view the Living with Coyotes Fact Sheet.

Changes To Canada Post Delivery Service

In November representatives from Canada Post will be making a presentation at Council surrounding an update to the map of proposed locations for Community Mail Boxes, as well as addressing residents' concerns pertaining to accessibility. Earlier this year, Canada Post announced that approximately 4,100 door-to-door customers in Keswick will be converted to Community Mailboxes in 2015 as part of their conversion of approximately 1/3 of Canadian addresses. Council continues to oppose these changes in delivery service. If you have any questions about the upcoming changes to delivery service, contact the Canada Post Customer Call Centre at 1-844-454-3009. Further information is available on the Community Mailbox Conversions webpage.

Economic Development Community Building Grant

Are you organizing an event, program or festival that will help to promote Georgina and generate economic opportunities for the local business community? If so, then you may be eligible for an Economic Development Community Building grant. Find out more by reading the grant criteria and application form. All applicants are asked to contact Karen Palmer, at or 905 476-4301 ext. 2300, to review your proposed submission and application requirements before submitting an application.

Town page in The Advocate
The Town of Georgina runs the Town page in The Advocate every Thursday. It includes upcoming events, matters of interest, public notices, and news regarding Georgina. Please visit the Town of Georgina Newspaper Notices for the latest digital editions.

Town of Georgina's Official Monthly E-Newsletter
The Town of Georgina is now offering an official monthly e-newsletter. Sign up to receive updates and important information about happenings in the Town. Each issue features information on events, news, stories, programs and recent developments. Click here to subscribe. View the E-Newletter Archive here.

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