The Town of Georgina has won a Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) Achievement Award for its Field to Table Farm Tour. The Town partnered with local agri-businesses to pivot the in-person Field to Table Farm Tour to a virtual live experience.
York Region, including the Town of Georgina, will enter the red control classification level within the tiered COVID-19 response framework as of 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 22, 2021, no longer subject to the stay-at-home order. Under the red control classification, residents are reminded to limit contact to your household (the people you live with) and stay at least two metres apart from everyone else.
The Town of Georgina has won a Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) award for its Drive-thru Parade of Lights. The 2021 Achievement Award is new and is called the Adapt Pivot Evolve award. The Town partnered with the Georgina Kinsmen to bring an illuminated drive-thru Santa Claus parade to the Recreational Outdoor Campus (ROC) in December 2020.
The Town has lifted the significant weather event, effective 5 p.m., Feb. 16, 2021.
Thank you to all residents for their cooperation and patience. For more information on winter operations, visit georgina.ca/snow.
The Town has declared a significant weather event. A municipality may do this when a weather hazard, either forecast or occurring, has the potential to pose a significant danger to users of the roadways in which they have authority. This declaration suspends the standard timelines required for municipalities to meet their winter maintenance objectives. Please do not park on the streets so the snowplows can get by to remove the snow. Please drive according to weather conditions and remember to leave room around snowplows.
A new piece of equipment has taken flight with Georgina Fire and Rescue Services. Georgina Fire and Rescue Services – Fire Prevention Division has added an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) to their list of tools to help keep the community safe.
“Having an aerial view of an emergency situation, better positions us to assist those who need our help. It can relay potentially life saving information back to us in real time so we can respond accordingly. Purchasing a UAV is a small investment when compared to someone’s life,” said Ron Jenkins, Georgina Fire Chief.
The Town of Georgina is committed to assisting local individuals, community groups and organizations with their fundraising needs. To do so, the Town has established the Georgina Community Initiatives Fund, which has been funded through the Annual Georgina Charity Golf Classic.
New – As COVID-19 has changed the way many events operate, applications for costs pertaining to online and virtual fundraisers are now being accepted.
How to apply:
Review the guidelines and complete the Community Initiatives Fund application attached below
The Stephen Leacock Theatre of the Performing Arts is announcing a series of virtual performances by incredible Canadian artists, in association with Ontario Presents and Oakville Centre. You will have access to amazing livestreamed events, all from the comfort of your own home. Tickets cost $20 each.
March 12 Royal Wood – 8 p.m.
May 8 Whitehorse – 8 p.m.
The Town of Georgina is excited to announce Panattoni Development Company has acquired 200 acres of zoned industrial land at the northeast corner of Woodbine Avenue and Glenwoods Avenue in Keswick, which can be readied for immediate development. The site is located three kilometres from Highway 404 in an area that has seen considerable growth.
The Town of Georgina is offering deferrals for the first instalment of the 2021 interim property tax bill for property owners who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible applicants will have their Feb. 26, 2021 instalment deferred until April 26, 2021, meaning no penalty or interest charges. Eligible applicants may also have their quarterly water/wastewater bill deferred penalty free until April 26, 2021 or until their next billing cycle after that.