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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 AccommodationsComfort Inn Newmarket

The newly renovated Comfort Inn Newmarket hotel is conveniently located near Southlake Regional Health Centre, the York Region government headquarters and Wonderland theme park.

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York Region AccommodationsHilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa

Cascading fountains, refreshing greenery in marble lobby welcome you to 500 executive two-room suites, and VIP suites, Business and conference facilities for 1400, State-of-the-art fitness centre. Holtz the Spa, a world class spa with facilities

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York Region AccommodationsResidence Inn Toronto Markham

100 suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, fully equipped kitchen. Take advantage of our pool, heated spa, and sport court

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York Region AccommodationsDelta Markham

This 16 story, 204 bedroom full service property in the heart of Markham's "Silicon Valley North" has a bright spacious lobby and complete banquet / conferencecenter

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York Region AccommodationsElm Grove Trailer Park Ltd

Catering to seasonal and short-term campers. Just minutes from Lake Simcoe. Less than one hour from Toronto. Weekend camping available. Member of Ontario Private Campground Association.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsThe Mandarin Golf & Country Club

This course was originally a 27-hole facility, but was completely revamped in 1991 by architect Doug Carrick, and design consultant Steve Jones (winner of the 1989 and 1997 Canadian Open and the 1996 U.S. Open) to provide generous fairways,

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York Region Travel & AttractionsUplands Golf Club

Uplands first opened in 1922 as an eighteen hole Stanley Thompson-designed private course, though by 1990, urban sprawl reduced it to a 9 hole inner city course.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsLakeview House Golf Course

Owned since 1923 by the same family, this 9-hole golf course is 9 holes is nestled among beautiful hardwood trees (especially pretty I the fall). The most challenging hole is the 8th, which doglegs to the left around a large stand of mature

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Year-round naturist (nudist) park north of Toronto. Traditional naturism (nudism) for the entire family in a modern setting. Extensive recreational facilities. Day use or overnight. (camping, guest rooms, and cabins) Visitors welcome.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsHudson's Bay Company

Canada's oldest department store, with a great selection of fashions, furnishings, houseware, toys, and cosmetics at great prices.

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