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Welcome to the Official Town of Georgina Community Web!

Frequently Visited

Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed is a poisonous, invasive plant that can cause skin rashes, burns and blisters. If you suspect you've found Giant Hogweed, do not touch any part of the plant. Please visit our Giant Hogweed information page for more details on Giant Hogweed.

Private Well Water Testing - Now in Pefferlaw!

Residents can now drop off water samples from their private wells at the Pefferlaw Library (76 Pete's Lane) for testing. This is a service that is provided through the Region and facilitated through Georgina to help ensure safe drinking water. Once collected, samples are sent to Public Health Ontario Laboratories to be tested for bacteria. Please note that water samples can be dropped off on Wednesdays only. The water sample must be filled after 2 PM and dropped off before 9 PM on the same Wednesday. Water sample bottles may be picked up at the Pefferlaw Library during regular business hours. Water sample drop off at the Civic Centre remains Tuesdays & Thursday before 11:30 AM.

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.

Heat Advisory for Georgina

In response to the extreme summer heat and high humidity, the Town of Georgina has opened a Cooling Centre. The Cooling Centre is located at the Georgina Ice Palace in Keswick. Residents are also invited to beat the heat by visiting one of our air conditioned Public Library Branches, the Georgina Leisure Pool, splash pads or one of the many area public beaches. All public beaches are open and have been deemed safe for swimming as of Monday July 27, 2015. Parking passes for the public beaches may be obtained at the park office at De La Salle Park in Jackson's Point or at the Civic Centre during regular operating hours. Public swim time at the Georgina Leisure Pool is on Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., and Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All residents are advised to take precautions when going outdoors, limit heat exposure if possible and stay hydrated and seek immediate medical attention if experiencing symptoms of heat-related illness. For more information about heat-related illness and prevention tips, please visit the Region of York Health Department website located at

Landowner Environmental Assistance Program

The Landowner Environmental Assistance Program (LEAP) aims at improving water quality and wildlife habitat within the Lake Simcoe watershed. This is accomplished by providing landowners with confidential and free site visits, technical advice and funding assistance for environmental projects on their land. LEAP is administered by Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and made possible by funding from municipal partners and the support of the York, Durham, and Simcoe chapters of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. Visit the LSRCA website for more information.

2015 Volunteer Award of Merit

Do you know an individual, team or group who is currently contributing to the betterment of the local community and Georgina as a whole? Show your appreciation for their dedication and hard work by nominating them for Georgina's 2015 Volunteer Award of Merit! The deadline to submit Nomination Forms or letters is September 21. Join us in celebrating our 2015 Volunteer Award of Merit recipients at the Awards Reception at The ROC Chalet on November 24 starting at 6:30 PM.

Proposed Indemnification By-Law and Procedure

Town Council recently received a staff report on a proposed Indemnification By-law. The report has only been received by Council and has not been passed. 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 and welcomes public participation. Whether it is in person at a Council meeting, online, or by phone, your feedback is an important part of building a great Georgina. To help address questions on the matter, the Town has prepared some Frequently Asked Questions that will help to disseminate this information. We encourage you to read the report yourself for a full understanding of what the proposed Indemnification By-law Report entails.

Committee & Board Applicants

Please be advised we are no longer keeping applications on file to be considered for future committee/board vacancies. The Town of Georgina would like thank all applicants for their interest and willingness to contribute time and knowledge for the betterment of our community. The Town of Georgina Council would like to encourage community members to stay involved and participate in the other opportunities that will come forward in the future.

Replacement of Hydro One Smart Meters

Hydro One is changing meters in the Province to convert from the current cellular technology to radio frequency technology. Hydro One indicates these meter changes will improve system reliability and offer more compatibility with the rest of the Province. Hydro One will be changing approximately 4000 meters in Georgina, East Gwillimbury, and King. This is expected to be completed by the end of July.

Have Your Say - Georgina's Draft Official Plan

The Town has released its Draft Official Plan and is seeking input from the public. Comments may be submitted by mail, email, or fax. The Draft Official Plan can be viewed online and hard copies are also available at the Civic Centre and Georgina's three libraries. The deadline for providing comments is July 31, 2015.

York Region Employment Survey

The Regional Municipality of York is conducting its Annual Employment Survey. The survey data is used to: Monitor local economic trends, analyze and market local business sectors, form business attraction and retention strategies, forecast future transit and infrastructure needs, and create business directories. Businesses can participate in the survey when an employment surveyor visits between May and August or you can submit your business information online. Participate in the survey and receive a FREE listing in the online York Region Business Directory.

LSRCA Watershed Heroes Conservation Awards - Nominations

Do you know of an individual or group who is making a positive impact on Lake Simcoe's watershed? Show your appreciation for their accomplishments and hard work by nominating them for an LSRCA Watershed Heroes Conservation Award! LSRCA is accepting nominations for its annual Conservation Awards celebration being held on October 15 at Madsen's Garden & Greenhouse in Newmarket. The deadline to submit nominations is August 14. Visit the LSRCA website for full details.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Georgina

EAB is a highly invasive insect that attacks and feeds on all species of ash trees, killing them within one to three years. Ash trees account for 19% of Georgina's tree population. Under the Town's Phased Ash Tree Removal and Replacement Program, the Parks & Facilities Division is currently removing Municipally-owned trees on a priority basis as determined by any danger/threat to the public or public property. Replenishing the removed trees will occur during usual planting seasons in the fall and spring, and a different species of tree will be planted. For more information, please visit our EAB page.

Don't Forget Your Permits!

Garage Sale Permits, Open Air Burning (Fire) Permits, and Firework Licences are required in Georgina. Check out the Permits Reminder for details on how to obtain yours!

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

The Town has learned that some residents have been visited by Canada Post Representatives indicating that their property is a proposed location for a Community Mail Box (CMB) and for any questions, to contact Town staff. Council continues to oppose these changes in delivery service. If you have any questions about the upcoming changes to delivery service, you are reminded to contact the Canada Post Customer Call Centre at 1-844-454-3009, not the Town. Canada Post Corporation Representatives attended Council on April 1 to present information surrounding upcoming changes to its residential delivery service. A copy of the presentation can be viewed at the Agendas and Minutes page. 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 to Community Mailboxes. Further information is available on the Community Mailbox Conversions webpage. View the Map of Affected Areas.

Community Improvement Plan Applications are Open

The Economic Development Division is now accepting applications for financial incentive programs from commercial building owners, business owners and commercial tenants within the three identified Community Improvement Plan Areas. The Community Improvement Plan applies to those areas within the Uptown Keswick, Jackson's Point and Sutton High Street areas that are within an identified Business Improvement Area (BIA). Please view the CIP Overview or the complete Community Improvement Plan for the programs and eligibility requirements. Application forms can be filled out online or hand written. If you are interested in applying for funding through the Community Improvement Plan please contact the Economic Development Division to schedule a mandatory pre-consultation appointment at or 905 476-4301 ext. 2300.

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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(905) 476-4301, (905) 722-6516, or (705) 437-2210.