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Georgina - a community of communities by Lake Simcoe

Located just 45 minutes north of Toronto, Georgina is the largest municipality in York Region with about 52 kms/32miles of shoreline  on Lake Simcoe. It is comprised of  several communities, the largest being Keswick, Sutton & Jackson's Point. The population is approximately 47,000 but with the new Highway 404 extension, it is projected that the population could be as much as 70,000 within the next 15 years.


Georgina Communities:

Keswick, Sutton, Jackson's Point, Duclos Point, Virginia Beach, Belhaven, Baldwin, Pefferlaw, Port Bolster, Udora, Historic Lakeshore communities, Georgina Island, Snake Island,Fox Island


Situated at the southernmost point of Georgina, Keswick is the largest community and set for much further expansion as it is where the new highway 404 extension ends. Originally a cottage and farm community, Keswick has gone through many changes over the years. There are several large subdivisions of newer homes such as 'Simcoe Landing', 'Keswick by the Lake' and 'Cedarwoods' that have sprung up making this an ideal 'bedroom community' for GTA north.

Places of interest: The  Ice Palace (twin ice pads), Stephen Leacock Theatre, Krate's Marine, Keswick Marine, Maskinonge River, Riveredge, Pine Beach, Church Street, Georgina Military Museum, The Roc (Winter sports), The Gem Movie theatre

Restaurants: Boston Pizza, Riveredge Restaurant, Big bone BBQ,The Corner House Bistro, St. Louis Bar & Grill, Harveys & Swiss Chalet, Sammy's Chicken Coop, Alfredo's Ristorante, Queensway Noodle house, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge, Wimpy's diner, Wild BIll's Bistro, Jade Gardens, Bombay Boys, Orchard Beach Lakefront Bar & Grill, King Dragon Marine Restaurant, Offsides Sports Bar & Grill, The Naked Wing, Wind Sushi, Sushi Minato, Sunset Grill Restaurant, Tom & Jerry's Bistro, King's Tavern, Oriental Delights Take out food

Shopping: Walmart Keswick Supercentre, Canadian Tire, Staples, Home Hardware, Freshco, Zehrs, Food Basics, M&M Food Market, The Queensway Marketplace, Dollarama, Shopper's drugmart, Rexall, The Source

Schools :   Keswick High School, Fairwood Public School, Jersey Public School,  Keswick Public School (French Immersion), Lakeside Public School, Lake Simcoe Public School, R.L. Graham P.S.,  W.J. Watson P.S., Deer Park P.S., Our Lady of Lake High School, Prince of Peace, St. Thomas Aquinas




Historic Lakeshore Communities

These communities located between Keswick and Sutton, consist of Orchard Beach, Balfour Beach, Roches Point, Eastbourne, Island Grove, Crescent Beach, Willow Beach & Mossington Point. In days gone by, there were many parcels of lakefront land bought by families as cottage estates which stayed in those families for many years. The Eastbourne community was once a farm of 200 acres sold and used as cottages bought by people of means. The hub of the community, the members only Eastbourne Golf Club was  designed by a pro from Toronto's Rosedale Golf club and has been a draw for many a golf champion. "Eastbourne Estates" is a new  area of fine homes within this sought-after location.

Points of Interest : The Arnold C. Matthews Nature reserve in Roches Point, Balfour Beach (camp & waterfront), Eastbourne Golf Club, North Gwillimbury Park, Snake Island, Willow Beach, Georgina Pioneer Village, Roche's Point Anglican Church

Restaurants: Orchard Beach Bar and Grill



Sutton & Jackson's Point

Sutton has grown at a  slower pace than its southern 'cousin' Keswick but is now getting a new lease on life with several new building projects. Jackson's Point still retains its quaintness while being a draw for boaters, golfers and artists. The jewel in the crown of Georgina is the fabulous Briars resort and spa located on prestigious Hedge road.

Points of Interest: Mansion House Hotel, St. James Anglican Church, High street, Jackson's Point harbour, The Briars, St. George's Anglican Church, (burial place of Stephen Leacock and Mazo de la Roche), Sibbalds Point, Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery

Restaurants: Anchor Family Restaurant, Lake Simcoe Arms Pub & Restaurant, To the Point Sports Bar & Grill, The Mansion House Restaurant & Bar, Golden Dragon Restaurant, Mnookmi, Cori's Cafe, Southshore Restaurant, The Briars Inn & Country Club, Papa Luigi Pizza & Fish & Chips, Jackson's place, Eggsmart, Elaine's black river coffee, Drinkwaters' lounge, Belvedere Cookhouse & Saloon, The Wing Sports Bar & Grill


Georgina Town Offices  - Mayor Margaret Quirk

26557 Civic Centre Road, R.R. #2
Keswick, Ontario L4P 3G1

Telephone 905-476-4301


Well known faces of some Past Residents of Georgina: 

Actor Jim Carrey, Writer Peter Gzowski, Writer Stephen Leacock, Goalie Curtis (Cujo) Joseph

Georgina Photo Album