The Town is launching Georgina’s Game Plan as it looks to create its next Strategic Plan that will refresh the Town’s existing priorities for the next four years. There are many things that set Georgina apart from other communities including its rich cultural heritage, access to Lake Simcoe, proximity to the GTA, and balance of rural and urban lifestyle. The goal is to build on these strengths as the Town plans for the future.
Today, Council received the 2023 draft budget, which proposes a 4.99 per cent tax increase, with an option to provide an additional two per cent infrastructure levy, for a total increase of 6.99 per cent. The two per cent infrastructure investment to capital reserves is to address the funding shortfalls identified in the Core Asset Management Plan and Building Condition Assessments.
The Link Winter Market is back. Enjoy this popular one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Find gifts and treasures from local artisans, chefs, farmers and more. A great Sunday outing including live music, food demos, henna tattoos and delicious treats. It takes place Sunday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Link in Sutton.
To learn more about the Link, visit georgina.ca/TheLink.
Kick off the holiday season in Georgina on Saturday, Nov. 26. Take a walk back in time at Old Fashioned Christmas and experience a traditional 19th century holiday celebration with Georgina Pioneer Village decorated for the season. Enjoy live music, a chance to meet Santa, and complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. At 5:30 p.m., make your way to the front of the Civic Centre to join in on the countdown to the Festival of Lights.
Bring on the snow. The Town of Georgina is ready to tackle winter weather by managing snow and ice on the streets and sidewalks.
Learning that the proposed aerodrome on Old Homestead Road has been determined to meet the requirements of the federal government is not the outcome residents or Council were hoping for.
Council first learned of this proposed general aviation aerodrome as a result of a sign being posted at the site late in 2021. Like many residents, Council had many concerns with the proposal, citing environmental impacts, traffic, excessive noise and land use planning issues.
The holiday season will soon be upon us, along with the official arrival of winter. There are plenty of ways to get active and have fun in Georgina throughout the winter months, as well as holiday happenings to get you in the spirit.
Lest we forget. Everyone is invited to attend the Remembrance Day parades in Keswick and Sutton on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022.
The Keswick parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Keswick Public School and proceeds to the cenotaph at 11 a.m.
The Sutton parade begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Bell building at High Street and Dalton Road and proceeds to the cenotaph for a 2 p.m. service.
A Remembrance Day Service will be held on Sunday Nov. 6, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. at the Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre, 38 Pete's Lane. This will be an outdoor service only.
With yard waste volumes expected to increase throughout November, residents are advised that pickup may be delayed by a few hours or not completed by the end of the day.
Green for Life (GFL), the Town's waste collection contractor, will go back to any uncollected areas first thing the next morning and complete them.
Residents are asked to leave their yard waste out if it hasn’t been picked up.