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Complimentary support is on the way for local businesses with the launch of Digital Main Street through the Town of East Gwillimbury and the Town of Georgina.

Aligned with the Government of Ontario's commitment to invest $40 million over two years to enhance business promotion, the expanded Digital Main Street program aims to empower businesses in East Gwillimbury to thrive within their communities and beyond. Focused on providing tailored technical support, the program addresses marketing challenges, aids in implementing automation tools, and tackles various technical issues faced by small businesses.

In a joint initiative between East Gwillimbury and Georgina, along with collaboration from delivery partner, acorn30, the program seeks to stimulate the local economy and equip small businesses throughout the region with the tools necessary to remain competitive. The Digital Main Street program, created by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Area, strategically places resources throughout Ontario to offer personalized assistance to local businesses. The Digital Service Squad Grant is administered provincially by the Ontario BIA Association.

Business owners in East Gwillimbury can now receive hands-on assistance from a trained digital technology specialist, gain access to training modules for enhancing technical skills, and receive guidance in developing a Digital Transformation Plan. To facilitate this, East Gwillimbury and Georgina introduced a dedicated Digital Service Squad. Open to all local businesses, the Digital Service Squad offers support for basic website setup, Google Business Profiles, Google 360 photos, digital storefront setup with e-commerce, social media content creation and enhancement, and more.

To qualify for the program, businesses must meet specific criteria, including having a permanent brick-and-mortar location in Ontario, and be a registered business in Ontario and/or be incorporated.
For more information about how to access digital tools and training to improve your business, visit To book a free consultation with a Digital Service Squad Team Member, contact William Woodroof Hurst at 705-201-1663 or

For more information:

Brennan Kenny (Business Inquiries)
Manager of Economic Development
905-478-4282 ext. 3862

Laura Hanna (Media Inquiries)
Director of Communications and Customer Service
905-478-4282 ext. 3854