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Georgina is geographically the largest municipality in York Region, and is situated just one hour north of Toronto on the south east shore of Lake Simcoe. The municipality is comprised of a number of lakefront communities, small rural hamlets and three larger communities including: Keswick, Sutton/Jackson’s Point and Pefferlaw. Keswick is by far the largest community with a population of more than 25,000, representing more than half of Georgina’s total population. The majority of planned growth and development will be occurring in the southern most community of Keswick. Highway 404 which is located on the southern border of Georgina, provides direct access via the Don Valley Parkway to downtown Toronto, in less than an hour. The Highway 404 extension which opened in 2014, provides Georgina easy access to Canada’s largest market, the GTA.

The Town has recently designated 550 acres on the east side of Woodbine Ave at the terminus of the Highway 404 extension for the development of employment generating land uses. The Town of Georgina is dedicated to facilitating local economic growth and prosperity and to ensuring that the infrastructure and development policies are in place to provide for a healthy community which meets the social, economic and cultural needs of the residents and business owners.

Please view the Town of Georgina’s Statistics Canada Community Profile for a more detailed look at the community. 

Fast Facts

  • Mayor: Margaret Quirk
  • Total Land Area: 28,959 ha. (71,557 ac.)
  • Lake Simcoe Shoreline: 52 km
  • 2011 Population – 43,517 (Census Data)
  • 2031 Projected Population – 71,000