Our Business Advantage Program helps expedite the approval of development applications for existing and new projects. You’ll receive dedicated staff support in securing approvals, developing process timelines, and adding a higher level of certainty to your project's completion.

We understand the importance of timely approvals and certainty around necessary permits and regulations. This program aims to reduce barriers to and take the stress out of receiving regulatory approvals, securing important connections to stakeholders and communicating with the right agencies and Town departments.

The program helps you along the way to economic growth and economic gain for your business. Just contact us to get started!

Strategic location

Discover our locational advantages, including proximity to major North American markets, a ready supply of available employment lands, a highly-skilled and educated workforce, proximity to high-quality health care, protected green space lands, and much more.

EG offers:

  • A central location within York Region, with easy access to markets across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond
  • Transportation Access via two 400 series highways and the planned 400-404 Connector Link
  • Less than an hour from Pearson International Airport and just 20 minutes from Buttonville Municipal Airport
  • 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
  • Protected Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine lands make up 70 percent of Town's land base.
  • Rural lifestyles with easy access to plentiful green space and well-groomed pedestrian and cycling trails

Transportation

  • Twenty minutes' drive from Ontario's Highway 401 and 407 corridor
  • Easy access to downtown Toronto within an hour by vehicle or public transportation. York Region Transit (YRT) rapid transit buses serve employment lands and connect York communities with  one another, with linkages  to Toronto's subway system, GO Transit and the Region of Peel

Available land and buildings

  • Sites and buildings that are tailored to meet your needs along our extensive employment corridor adjacent to Highway 404
  • More than 1,000 acres of designated employment lands
  • An abundance of large, 50 acre-plus holdings, suitable for campus-style development or large-scale investments

Demographics

Fees and taxes

  • 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
  • Low residential tax rate 
  • Competitive development fees
  • Competitive utility costs
  • Staged payment processes for development fees, offsetting some up-front costs for development
  • Industrial and office tax rates that are amongst the lowest in York Region