Georgina, Ontario

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Town of Georgina
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Location of Georgina within York Region
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Location of Georgina within Southern Ontario
Coordinates(Civic Centre): 44°18′N79°26′W / 44.300°N 79.433°W / 44.300; -79.433 Coordinates: 44°18′N79°26′W / 44.300°N 79.433°W / 44.300; -79.433
Province Ontario
Regional Municipality York Region
Namedlate 1790s
Amalgamated1971 (township) [1]
Incorporated1986 (town)
Named for George III
  MayorMargaret (Jordan) Quirk
  Regional Councillor / Deputy MayorNaomi Davidson
  • Charlene Biggerstaff (Ward 1),
  • Dan Fellini (Ward 2),
  • Dave Neeson (Ward 3),
  • Dale Kerr Genge (Ward 4),
  • Lee Dale (Ward 5),
  Total287.69 km2 (111.08 sq mi)
 (2021) [2]
  Density165.6/km2 (429/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code FSA
Area code(s) 905, 289 and 705
NTS Map 31D6 Beaverton

Georgina (Canada 2016 Census population 45,418) is a town in south-central Ontario, and the northernmost municipality in the Regional Municipality of York. The town is bounded to the north by Lake Simcoe. Although incorporated as a town, it operates as a township in which dispersed communities share a common administrative council. The largest communities are Keswick, Sutton and Jackson's Point. Smaller communities include Pefferlaw, Port Bolster, Roches Point, Udora and Willow Beach. The town was formed by the merger of the Village of Sutton, the Township of Georgina and the Township of North Gwillimbury in 1971 and incorporated in 1986. North Gwillimbury had previously been part of Georgina but became its own township in 1826. It took its name from the family of Elizabeth Simcoe, née Gwillim.


Municipal composition

The main centres in Georgina are the communities of Keswick, Belhaven, Sutton West, Jackson's Point, [3] Baldwin, Virginia, Pefferlaw, Port Bolster, Udora and Willow Beach. Other settlements include Jersey, Cedarbrae, Brown Hill, Island Grove, Maple Hill, Elm Grove, Roches Point (named for the family of Author Mazo de la Roche, who is buried in the cemetery, at St. George's Anglican Church, Sibbald Point), Sibbald Point, Virginia/Virginia Beach (originally called Frenchtown), McRae Beach, Duclos Point, Balfour Beach, Varney, Brighton Beach and a variety of other beach communities. [4]


Historical population

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Georgina had a population of 47,642 living in 17,895 of its 19,368 total private dwellings, a change of

Racial profile As per the 2011 Canadian Census

Religions [5]

Mother Tongue [6]


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Georgina and other communities on Lake Simcoe, Ontario

The Town of Georgina operates under a ward system, and its municipal council consists of the mayor, regional councillor (known procedurally as deputy mayor) and a councillor for each of the five wards. The current council consists of: [7]

The mayor and deputy mayor represent Georgina at meetings of York Regional Council.

Georgina is part of the Federal riding of York—Simcoe, represented by Scot Davidson of the Conservative Party of Canada, who was elected in a by-election on February 25, 2019. [8]

Provincially, it was part of the riding of York North until 2007 and is now part of the provincial riding of York—Simcoe, represented by Caroline Mulroney of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.


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The Briars (Georgina)


Climate data for Ravenshoe, elevation: 250.9 m or 823 ft, 1971-2000 normals, [lower-alpha 1] extremes 1973-1992
Record high °C (°F)11.5
Average high °C (°F)−3.9
Daily mean °C (°F)−8.0
Average low °C (°F)−12.0
Record low °C (°F)−35.0
Average precipitation mm (inches)57.0
Average rainfall mm (inches)12.6
Average snowfall cm (inches)44.3
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm)15.712.713.312.612.712.111.012.513.114.414.516.7161.3
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm)
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm)13.510.
Source: Environment Canada [14]

Notable residents

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  1. Although the period does not fit perfectly, being 1971-1992 (precipitation) and 1973-1992 (temperature), therefore a semi-normal.

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