Town of east Gwillimbury

Get to Know EG

 Get to know East Gwillimbury through Advantage EG

We are East Gwillimbury’s one-stop shop for helping investors and business owners establish or expand their businesses
East Gwillimbury (EG) is a growing community destined for great things, and Advantage EG is here to help new and growing businesses make the most of the opportunities found here. Whether you plan to establish a new business, expand your existing EG business, or you need help ensuring that your venture flourishes, Advantage EG is your gateway to a full range of support, information, and assistance. 


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

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.

Discover some of the key advantages of moving or building your business in EG:

We enjoy ideal proximity to Toronto with direct access to highways, rail lines, public transit, and Lake Simcoe. EG is a safe, desirable, liveable community with approximately 70% of the Town’s land protected under the provincial Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine plans.

Demographics & Workforce
Our highly educated residential population is expected to grow to 86,500, and expected employment opportunities will rise by 30,000 new jobs by 2031.

Available Employment 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.

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 & 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.

Support for businesses 
Whether you are looking to expand your established EG business or you’re looking for a new place to call home for your company, Advantage EG helps businesses and investors with a broad range of services, including: financial assistance, business licenses and registrations, development opportunities and listings, and business planning and training.

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Discover all the ways Advantage EG can help your business by reading about opportunities for current EG businesses or programs for businesses considering making EG your new home.

Let’s talk about the opportunities awaiting your business in East Gwillimbury. Please contact:

Margot Begin, Ec.D. (F)                                                      Town of East Gwillimbury 
Economic Development Manager                                      19000 Leslie Street  
Tel: (905) 478-4283 ext. 1289                                             Sharon, Ontario
E-mail:                                   L0G 1V0

AJ Gove                                                                              Tel: (905) 478-4282
Economic Development Assistant                                      
Fax: (905) 478-2808
Tel: (905) 478-4283 ext. 3870                                             E-mail:

Brittny Stevenson-Byers
Economic Development Assistant
Tel: (905) 478-4283 ext. 3870

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
For your convenience, a secure drop box is located at front entrance.