Doing business in Georgina
Whether you are just starting up or an established business, Georgina is an exciting place to do business. The Town’s forecasted growth, collaborative business community and municipal support, give business owners, from every sector, a number of reasons to choose Georgina.
How to start a business in the Town of Georgina
It’s an exciting time to do business in the Town of Georgina. It has some of the most affordable opportunities in Ontario’s fastest-growing economy and one of the largest business park developments within 30-40 minutes from urban centres in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The Town's Economic Development and Tourism office assists new and existing businesses to reach their entrepreneurship goals with incentives, development support, site selection, marketing, training and more. Connect to see how Georgina can help your business thrive.
Before starting your business plan
Develop your business plan
Register your business
- Adult Entertainment Facility
- Adult Entertainment Parlour
- Bed & Breakfast
- Body Rub Parlour
- Exhibition & Festivals
- Hawker & Pedlar
- Horse Riding Establishment
- Refreshment Vehicle
- Salvage Yard
- Second-Hand Goods
- Special Sales
- Taxis, Limos, Other
Restaurants or Catering Businesses
There are a number of forms and applications that you need to fill out for different licences. The Clerk's team will assist you with your project to ensure it meets Town requirements. Prior to filing out a licence application, please consult with the Town’s Licensing Coordinator to make sure you fill out the correct application. You may contact the Town’s Licensing Coordinator at 905-476-4301 ext. 2291 for further information.
Home-based businesses constitute a growing trend and local residents need to gain an understanding of the municipal requirements of starting such a business. They are permitted within a variety of residential zone categories subject to compliance with certain criteria. Learn more about operating businesses from residential properties. If you are looking to expand your business to a commercial or industrial location, contact our Economic Development and Tourism Office.
Downtown business improvement areas
Economic recovery support programs
Expansion and training
Business, employment and training services in Georgina
- Georgina Chamber of Commerce
- Georgina Trades Training Institute
- Job Skills
- Learning Centre for Georgina
- South Lake Community Futures Development Corporation
Regional resources and support
Town seeks input from business community on economic recovery
COVID-19 has been a challenge that has seen many setbacks and some silver linings. Our business community has had to overcome many obstacles including lack of revenue, labour shortages and the need to pivot and learn new ways of doing business. Throughout the pandemic, many programs have been announced from all levels of government to support recovery. The Town wants to hear from businesses about their immediate needs.
Two ways to have your say:
- Fill out the online survey.
- One-on-one meeting (in person or virtual). To request a meeting, email us at email@example.com.
Discover the tools and resources you’ll need to make your business thrive in Georgina:
- Learn more about Georgina’s economic statistics.
- Explore our community.
- Find available properties and land for sale in Georgina.
- Add your business to a local business directory.
- Learn about our Business Park.
- Explore incentives that may be available to your business.
- Read business and tourism news in Georgina.
- Subscribe to our Economic Development and Tourism Newsletter