Town of east Gwillimbury

What is Advantage EG

We are East Gwillimbury’s one stop shop for helping investors and business owners establish or expand their business.

As the business and economic development office for the Town of East Gwillimbury (EG), Advantage EG helps new and existing businesses of all sizes, and investors and entrepreneurs, gain a competitive edge and realize the economic growth and prosperity they seek in this prime Greater Toronto Area location.

Whether you plan to establish a new business in East Gwillimbury expand your existing business, or require help ensuring your venture flourishes, Advantage EG is your gateway to a full range of support, information, and assistance. Our goal is to support the continuing economic development, growth, and retention of businesses in EG, and establish EG as a premier business development location.

Centrally located in York Region with easy and fast access to Toronto, the rest of Canada, and the United States by several major transportation corridors, EG is a growing progressive town, with a highly skilled and well-educated workforce. As one of York Region’s most innovative, vibrant, and prosperous urban centres, EG is a clean and beautiful place to live and work that is complemented by a rural lifestyle and an unparalleled quality of life.

Advantage EG helps businesses and investors with a broad range of services, including: 

  • Financial assistance: Assistance with applying for funding for small- and medium-sized businesses through a number of federal and provincial grants and loans to eligible applicants.
  • Business planning and training: Tap into business planning and training resources through our partners across York Region to help your small business venture grow.

Why East Gwillimbury?

There are many advantages to establishing your business venture in EG: 

  • Location: Proximity to Toronto, highways, rail lines and public transit, and Lake Simcoe. EG is a safe, desirable, livable community with approximately 70% of the town’s land protected under the provincial Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine plans.
  • Demographics: Our highly educated residential population is expected to grow to 86,500, and employment opportunities by 30,000 new jobs by 2031.
  • Available Land: As available and suitable land for business investment continues to diminish across other parts of the GTA, EG has more than 1,000 acres of designated employment land, and an abundance of large holdings well-suited to large-scale developments.
  • Transportation: EG offers modern infrastructure with quick access to markets throughout the GTA and beyond. EG is a 20-minute drive from highways 401 and 407 and features 13 km of highway 404 with three interchanges. There is existing reliable GO Transit commuter service and planned VIVA express bus service to commercial and industrial business regions in EG.
  • Fees and Taxes: EG provides highly competitive business development fees and a low residential property tax rate. EG’s business property tax rates are among the lowest in York Region. EG also provides preferred municipal development charge rates for office spaces and industrial land uses.

If you have questions about our services or require more information about EG, please contact: 

Aimee Artinian
Economic Development Coordinator
Town of East Gwillimbury
aartinian@eastgwillimbury.ca
(905) 478-4282 ext. 1216