Official Name: Town of Georgina
Population: 45,418 (2016) 43,517 (2011) 39,263 (2001)
Location: Northern-most town of York Region
History:  the town was created in 1986, but the area's history dates back to the 1700s
Map: Download Map of Georgina

Georgina is comprised of many small communities, the three main urban areas include Keswick to the west, Sutton along the north shore, and Pefferlaw, located in the north east corner of the region.

Georgina offers a number of year-round activities in a variety of recreational facilities including our many impressive public parks, beaches & forested areas.

Georgina is also a popular destination in Ontario for ice fishing, its season typically running from early January to late March.

There is also one First Nation with an Indian reserve, where the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation reside

Formerly known as Medina, Keswick is the largest urban community within the Town of Georgina. It was once a village within Township of North Gwillimbury before the creation of the Town of Georgina.

The town was formerly considered part of "cottage country" for those who lived in Toronto up until the late 1980s, when major highway development further opened up access to Keswick, expanding its population and services, transforming Keswick into a bedroom community for the cities of Newmarket and Toronto.

Georgina's population has increased by 6,155 residents between 2001 and 2016 and by more than 12,000 residents from 1986 to 1996. The growth could be attributed to the fact that cost of homeownership is conciderably cheapter then that of the more southern comunities in York Region, this has made the town more attractive for builders and homeowners alike.

Highway 404 Extension

The long awaited 404 extension from Newmarket to East Gwillimbury has been completed.  It opened to the public in September of 2014. 

The 13 km extension took a couple years longer then we had anticipated but good things come to those who wait and future proposals may one day result in an extension to southeast of Beaverton. 

In 2016, a long term proposal was presented by the province and calls for Highway 404 to be extended to highway 12, between Sunderland and Beaverton. The extention would follow a new alignment to Port Bolster, incorporating existing lanes of Highway 48. 

The 404 expansion into these areas is highly critisized as it encourages the urban sprawl from Toronto, but with the current expansion between Nemarket and Georgina completed, this area has become the most valuable economic employment corridor in the Greater Toronto/Golden Horseshoe Area. Commute times to downtown Toronto are less than 1 hour in good traffic. This has opened up opportunity for many Georgina residents. 

Recreation in Georgina

On top of cour many conservation areas and beaches along the shores of Lake Simcoe, Georgina is home to many recreational facilities:

Duclos Point Nature Reserve
Sibbald Point Provincial Park
Stephen Leacock Theatre
Ice Palace Arena
Sutton Leisure Pool
Orchard Beach Golf Course
Briars Resort and Spa
The Georgina ROC

Annual Events in Georgina

Sutton Fair and Horse Show
Canadian Ice Fishing Championship
Music in the Streets Festival

Georgina Schools

York Region District School Board

Black River
5279 Black River Rd.
Box 1120
Sutton West L0E 1R0

Deer Park
605 Varney Rd.
Keswick L4P 3C8

Fairwood Public School
201 Fairwood Dr.
Keswick L4P 3Y5

Jersey Public School
176 Glenwoods Ave.
Keswick, Ontario L4P 3E9
(905) 476-7777

Keswick High School
100 Biscayne Blvd
Keswick L4P 3L5

Keswick Public
25 Queensway North
Keswick L4P 1E2

Lakeside Public School
213 Shorecrest Rd.
Keswick L4P 1J1

Lake Simcoe Public School
38 Thornlodge Dr.
Keswick L4P 4A3

Morning Glory
29478 Hwy 48
Pefferlaw L0E 1N0

R.L. Graham
70 Biscayne Blvd.
Keswick L4P 3M8

Sutton District High School
20798 Dalton Rd.
Sutton West L0E 1R0

Sutton Public School
20849 Dalton Rd.
Sutton West L0E 1R0

W.J. Watson
162 Carrick Ave.
Keswick L4P 3P2

York Catholic District School Board

Our Lady of Lake High School
185 Glenwoods Ave
Keswick L4P 2W6

Prince of Peace
181 Glenwoods Ave.
Keswick L4P 1A1

St. Bernadettes
5279 Black River Rd.
Sutton West L0E 1R0

St. Thomas Aquinas
262 Old Homestead Rd.
Keswick L4P 3C8

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