Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to celebrate Canada Day. The Town of Georgina’s event takes place Friday, July 1 at the ROC from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., ending with a fireworks finale. It will be a fun day full of exciting festivities for the whole family. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, inflatables, food and more. The opening ceremonies take place at the ROC Chalet main stage at 2 p.m. Visit georgina.ca/events for more information. The Canada Day stage is sponsored by Team Metherall – RE/MAX and BJH Engineering is the platinum sponsor for this year’s event.
The long weekend also means holiday closures. The Georgina Civic Centre will be closed on Friday, July 1 and will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, July 4. Most Town facilities will also be closed on Friday, July 1. This includes:
- Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre
- Georgina Gym
- Georgina lce Palace
- Georgina Leisure Pool
- Georgina Public Library – all three branches
- Stephen Leacock Theatre/Club 55
- Sutton Arena
- The Link *Link tenant office hours may vary
Residents are reminded of the many online services available and that can be accessed from the comfort of home. The Town has added additional functions and features to the website so residents and can access service at their convenience. Visitors to georgina.ca/OnlineServices can register for programs, pay a bill or ticket, obtain a parking pass or apply for various permits.
Residents are reminded they are only allowed to set off fireworks without a licence on Victoria Day and Canada Day, as well as the day before and after each of these holidays. To set off fireworks on any other day, a licence is required. Licences can be picked up at the Civic Centre or by calling 905-476-4301 to request an emailed application. Applications must be submitted in person. There is a $25 fee.
Residents planning a fire over the long weekend are reminded that permit applications for agricultural and open-air burn permits are available online. The permit fee is $35 for the calendar year. Residents can have recreational fires and they do not require a permit. Visit georgina.ca/BurnPermit to learn more.
Resident parking pass
Planning a visit to a waterfront park over the Canada Day weekend? Residents are required to display a 2022 resident parking pass to park in the lots. Parking passes are available online at georgina.ca/ParkingPass. Visitors are required to purchase a valid parking ticket from pay-and-display machines at waterfront parks.