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Georgina prepares for growth in a post-COVID world
July 13, 2021

As remote work changes how we live, the town is ready for new investors and residents, writes Karyn Stone

With the trend in remote work shifting how we work and live, the Town of Georgina is now on the radar of many future residents and investors.

During development service’s semi-annual update presentation to council, staff commented on the increase of development applications in the first quarter of 2021 over previous years, which are in part a result of this trend.

Applications currently going through various approval processes, including nearly 24,000 square metres of ICI (industrial and commercial) development, more than 4,000 residential dwellings and four senior-living facilities.

There has been much excitement in Georgina over recent discussions with the new owners of the north end of the Keswick Business Park, and the significant job opportunities these lands will bring for the community.

The recent news of a Vaughan-based transportation company, Scott-Woods Transport, relocating to Georgina to expand their operations, is another signal that tells us Georgina is poised for growth.

Affordability, proximity to urban centres and 52 kilometres of Lake Simcoe shoreline are all key reasons why residents and businesses are choosing to come here.

The town is ready.

Recent revisions to the Development Application Rebate program will now assist businesses who are looking to make larger investments in the business park and throughout the municipality.

Staff have also been busy with grant and recovery programs, and developing new initiatives to assist existing businesses with recovery and expansion.