Choosing East Gwillimbury (EG) means loving where you live!

Living in EG lets you take advantage of the assets and amenities of a typical urban area, but also allows you to enjoy the laidback, picturesque, rural charm and character that has come to define our town.

One of the fastest growing towns in Canada, our community is connected by forests and farms, offering a friendly blend of agriculture, outdoor exploration, shopping districts, heritage spaces and innovative businesses.

Urban living, without the stress

Looking to stay engaged with an active, vibrant community without the hustle and impersonal nature of a big city? Our urban areas provide you with a bustling community scene, where neighbours and friends gather to socialize, take part in the community's artistic and cultural experiences, and browse our many specialty shops, antique markets, and works from local artists and artisans.

Our farmers markets, and events and festivals, such as our free summer concert series, are also popular community attractions, where residents and visitors can mingle and discover new experiences and musical tastes. 

Additionally, incredible food and dining experiences await! Satisfy your culinary cravings with:

Picturesque scenery and outdoor adventure at every corner

With dozens of parks and 30 km of scenic hiking and cycling trails, mixed with acres of incredible, picturesque landscapes and greenery that is part of the Oak Ridges Moraine protected area, there is no better place to head outdoors and breathe in the fresh air!

In EG, you'll find spacious environments, dense forests, rolling countrysides, incredible views and lookouts, winding rivers, marshes and fertile agricultural land that stretches for miles. Our natural landscapes delight golfers, mountain bikers and snowmobile enthusiasts. During the summer months, you can enjoy water sports offered on the lake, such as:

  • Wakeboarding
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Paddling

Option abound for the equestrian with safe, inclusive horseback riding programs offered at multiple academies.

Well-maintained campgrounds and lush resorts welcome residents and visitors from all over, and for heritage seekers, the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum and historic Sharon Burying Ground highlight a rich plethora of sights and experiences.