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Doing business in Georgina

Georgina is geographically one of the largest municipalities in York Region and is situated just 45 minutes north of Toronto on the southeast shore of Lake Simcoe. The municipality is comprised of a number of lakefront communities, small rural hamlets and three larger communities Keswick, Sutton/Jackson’s Point and Pefferlaw. Learn more about the Town of Georgina’s demographics and business climate.

How to start or expand a business in Georgina?

If you have questions about opening a business, expanding, training or support programs available through the Town of Georgina, connect with us. We are here to help businesses start-up, scale and pivot. When you connect, we will listen, lend advice and direct you to the necessary department or community partners you'll need to succeed. 

Support for established businesses in Georgina

There are many useful resources, business links and associations available to assist Georgina businesses. Many of them offer workshops, one-on-one support and even funding.

Downtown business improvement areas

If your business is located in one of Georgina’s three business improvement areas, you can apply for a grant under the Community Improvement Plan to enhance your storefront facade, landscaping or accessibility. You may also be eligible for COVID-19 grants to financially assist with setting up a temporary patio, enhancing technology or renovations to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic recovery support programs

COVID-19 business support programs are available to businesses and organizations until the end of 2021, which include grants, a development application fee rebate and patio program. We encourage businesses and organizations looking for economic recovery support to connect with us to see how the Town can help. If municipal supports are unable to assist, the Town's Economic Development Officer will direct you to support from other levels of government or community organizations.