A new industrial development on the east side of Woodbine Avenue, north of Ravenshoe Road, will bring more job opportunities to Georgina residents. Scott-Woods Transport Inc., is a heavy haul trucking company that employs more than 100 people. Currently located in Vaughan, the company has outgrown its existing location, and sees this relocation to Georgina as an opportunity for expansion and growth.
“We are thrilled to welcome Scott-Woods Transport Inc. to Georgina. Their presence will add to the diverse mix of businesses that operate here and provide new job opportunities for residents,” said Mayor Margaret Quirk. “This follows another recent big announcement regarding the purchase of more than 200 acres of the Town’s designated Business Park lands in Keswick. This, combined with an increase in investment inquiries, we anticipate significant employment growth in the industrial sector in Georgina in the next five years.”
The company transports shipments throughout North America and is known as one of Canada’s most technologically advanced in specialized trucking fleets. Easy access to the major transportation networks across the Greater Toronto Area and the planned east-west transportation corridor were the main selling points in choosing to move to Georgina. The company also noted that aside from the Town’s infrastructure, many of its employees live in northern York Region.
As part of the Business Class Program, Town staff have been working closely with the company on the planning and development process, ensuring it is assisted to the greatest extent possible. Plans for the new location include building a 25,000 square foot office and mechanical garage with parking areas for employees and a truck fleet.
To prepare for growth, the Town recently updated its Development Application Rebate Program to accommodate larger development to a tiered system based on the size of the development and the number of full-time jobs it will create. Tier three of the program will appeal to investors whose developments will create more than 25 full-time jobs and a minimum of 50,000 square feet of new office, industrial or institutional floor area by providing a rebate of up to 75 per cent or $50,000 for multiple development applications.
To learn more about the Business Class Program and development application rebate incentives, visit georgina.ca/business.