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Why Visit the York Region?

York Region is everything between Toronto's Steeles Avenue north to Barrie & Lake Simcoe. It encompasses vibrant bedroom communities and shopping, Canadian art history at the McMichael Gallery, youthful recreation at Canada's Wonderland, farming around the Holland Marsh, and lakefront recreation around Georgina.

The York Region is strategically located just north of Canada's major consumer and industrial market, the "Golden Horseshoe" of Ontario. It sits on the northern edge of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), only an hour from the U.S. border. The York Region is that area directly north of Toronto's Steeles Avenue north to Lake Simcoe.

Soccer players in Maple The Indian portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron via the Humber and the Holland Rivers became known as the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail. During the War on 1812 a Settlement Road was built to help with the defence of the Upper Great Lakes from American attack, and Richmond Hill grew as a stagecoach stop on Yonge Street between Toronto and Holland Landing.

By the 1850s, the railways connected the area's farmers, resources and factories with markets in Toronto and beyond. In teh 1900s, the Automobile made the region a vacation destination for now-mobile Torontonians, and later made it a bedroom community for the ever expanding Toronto.

Formed in 1974, The York Region includes a number of cities and towns and has a population of 850,000 residents (2003) from various countries and cultures from around the world.

Approximately half the regions's 25,000 businesses are in the manufacturing, product distribution or corporate sectors. York Region ranks as the fourth largest head office centre in the country. The strongest business sectors in York Region are pharmaceuticals, electronics, computer, chemical and transportation (automotive) parts and equipment.

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York Region Accommodation & Attractions

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York Region AccommodationsPark Inn by Radisson Toronto-Markham

AAA 3 diamonds. Corporate or Standard Guest Rooms & Suites. Fitness room, pool, whirlpool or sauna. Free high speed internet, centre, parking, daily. Conference and catering services for up to 120 people. Restaurant and room service to 2 am.

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York Region AccommodationsMonte Carlo Inn Vaughan Suites

Brand new hotel offering unsurpassed luxury, comfort and value. Free wireless high-speed internet, breakfast, full handicapped accessible facilities.

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York Region AccommodationsVlahos Trailer Park

Seasonal Camping Sites, Fully Serviced Lots, Water, 30 amp Hydro, Sewer and Phone Lines, 30 and 40 by 100 foot lots, Clean Public Washrooms and Showers, Clean Coin Laundry, Restaurant on premises, Large open space play areas, Pet Friendly

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York Region AccommodationsNewmarket Inn

Book your weekend getaway, business trip, or family vacation today with Newmarket Inn! We provide our guests with the luxury accommodations of a four-star hotel, and the prices and atmosphere of a country inn.

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York Region AccommodationsCampInn On Duck Lake

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors… see our website for details

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York Region Travel & AttractionsThe Country Club (formerly: Board of Trade Country Club)

In the rolling hills of the Humber Valley, The Country Club opened in 1965 with the East and West 18-hole championship courses designed by acclaimed Canadian architect Howard Watson. The holes were later fine-tuned by Arthur Hills, Arnold P

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York Region Travel & AttractionsFoxbridge Golf Club

This 18 hole course, with driving range, restaurant and Pro Shop, is one of the older venues in Uxbridge, starting out as the 9 hole Uxbridge Golf Club. The course has sandy soil, tight fairways and postage-stamp greens, and its signature 4

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York Region Travel & AttractionsFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery

Since 2004, the Flying Monkeys was the first Ontario Craft Brewery to truly recognize the need to overthrow the conservative regime of macro-brews and timid small batch taste-a-likes and create a new Culture of Craft Brewing in our province

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York Region Travel & AttractionsTrail of the Woods Bed & Breakfast

Trail of the Woods Bed and Breakfast is situated in a Executive Subdivision in the midst of Newmarket, Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville surrounded by Forest, Walking Trails and Golf.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsNobleton Lakes Golf Club

Nobleton Lakes golf course is a 27-hole public facilty and is perfect for all levels of golfers to be challenged. Our picturesque golf course will allow you to focus on your golf game and leave the distractions of life behind.Our profession

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