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Georgina is geographically one of the largest municipalities in York Region, situated just one hour north of Toronto on the southeast shores 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 the largest community with a population of more than 26,000, representing more than half of Georgina’s total population. The majority of planned growth and development is focused in the Keswick area. 550 acres has been designated on the east side of Woodbine Avenue at the terminus of the Highway 404 extension for the development of employment generating land uses that will provide more than 8,000 jobs in the next 20 years.

 

Six reasons to invest in Georgina

1. Location

Within a one-hour drive on Highway 404 to urban centres.


2. Investment ready program

The Business Class Program assists businesses with the planning and development process.


3. Affordable property

Property is currently affordable and is expected to increase in value quickly due to projected growth.


4. Population growth

Georgina's population is projected to increase over 30 per cent in the next 10 years (71,000 by 2031).


5. Appealing lifestyle

The cost of living in Georgina is substanially lower compared to other communities within York Region and the GTA.


6. Skilled labour pool

Large percentage of educated and skilled workers who currently commute and reside within one-hour of municipality.

Learn about the business climate in Georgina through our interactive dashboard

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.

Lets do business. Contact our Economic Development and Tourism office: 905-476-4301 l ed@georgina.ca


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