Welcome to Georgina


Official Name: Town of Georgina
Population: 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

Town 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.

First Nations

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

History

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.

The Future of Georgina

Georgina's population increased by 12,000 from 1986-1996. The growth could be attributed to the fact that the cost of development is considerably cheaper than that of the more southern communities in York Region, this has made the town more attractive for builders and homeowners alike.

Highway 404 Extension

The Highway 404 extension is part of the Southern Highways Program expansion project, Golden Horseshoe Expansion, started in 2008. To date, Highway 404 ends at Ravenshoe Road in Keswick, Ontario.

 


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:

 

Local Annual Events


Schools in Georgina


PUBLIC

Black River
5279 Black River Rd.
Box 1120
Sutton West L0E 1R0
905-722-5889

Deer Park
605 Varney Rd.
Keswick L4P 3C8
905-476-4185

Fairwood Public School
201 Fairwood Dr.
Keswick L4P 3Y5
905-476-5447

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

Keswick High School
100 Biscayne Blvd
Keswick L4P 3L5
905-476-0933

Keswick Public
25 Queensway North
Keswick L4P 1E2
905-476-4377

Lakeside Public School
213 Shorecrest Rd.
Keswick L4P 1J1
905-476-8369

Lake Simcoe Public School
38 Thornlodge Dr.
Keswick L4P 4A3
905-656-5970

Morning Glory
29478 Hwy 48
R.R.#2
Pefferlaw L0E 1N0
705-437-1537

R.L. Graham
70 Biscayne Blvd.
Keswick L4P 3M8
905-476-9295

Sutton District High School
20798 Dalton Rd.
Sutton West L0E 1R0
905-722-3281

Sutton Public School
20849 Dalton Rd.
Sutton West L0E 1R0
905-722-3782

W.J. Watson
162 Carrick Ave.
Keswick L4P 3P2
905-476-1618

SEPARATE

Our Lady of Lake High School
185 Glenwoods Ave
Keswick L4P 2W6
905-656-9140

Prince of Peace
181 Glenwoods Ave.
Keswick L4P 1A1
905-476-1551

St. Bernadettes
5279 Black River Rd.
Sutton West L0E 1R0
905-722-6226

St. Thomas Aquinas
262 Old Homestead Rd.
Keswick L4P 3C8
905-476-7784