Town of east Gwillimbury

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Development Opportunities 
Discover the business potential in East Gwillimbury
Located less than one hour north of the City of Toronto, East Gwillimbury is a thriving and growing community that offers vast potential for new or expanding businesses. As part of the Greater Toronto Area, we enjoy proximity to major transport routes, but we have the advantage of substantial tracts of undeveloped land that is suitable for a diverse range of businesses. 

East Gwillimbury and the Greater Toronto Area
In the 2017/2018 American Cities of the Future report released by FDI Intelligence, Toronto ranked in the top five for its economic potential, infrastructure and quality of life. Also, Toronto was recently ranked in the top 10 cities globally for innovation in the Innovation Cities Top 100 Index, 2016/2017. As part of the most densely populated region in Canada, East Gwillimbury’s population is expected to increase from just over 24,000 people to approximately 86,500 people by 2031. To insure a mix of both commercial/ industrial land and residential now and in the future the Town has set aside 573 hectares as employment lands, ideal for companies interested in Greenfield investment opportunities.

Key Facts You Need to Know When Considering East Gwillimbury for Your Business:

  • Available Land - 232 developable hectares of land
  • Market Access - Access to the over 6 million residents of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) via two 400 series highways
  • Low property tax rates - Among the lowest property tax rates for commercial (2.12%) and industrial (2.45%) properties in the GTA
  • Low corporate tax rate - A combined provincial and federal corporate income tax rate of 28.5% in Ontario is one of the lowest among OECD countries
  • Highly skilled labour force – A high share of East Gwillimbury’s population has a college degree or apprenticeship, providing the Town with a skilled labour force base for industries such as construction, manufacturing and retail trade

Future Development to Support Business and Living in EG
In 2014, the Highway 404 extension from Green Lane to Ravenshoe Road was completed. This extension included 13 kilometers of highway and two new interchanges at Queensville Sideroad and Ravenshoe Road. Currently, East Gwillimbury is preparing for future development and growth through a number of significant projects targeted at improving the local business environment.  Those projects include servicing of strategic economic corridors for future development and a water/waste water master plan.