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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 AccommodationsBare 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 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 AccommodationsBest Western Voyageur Place Hotel

Each of the 97 well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms features free high-speed internet, cable satellite television, king size beds, upgraded amenities. Free access to Persechini's fitness Centre and Squash Complex, located behind the hotel.

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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 Travel & AttractionsSummit Golf & Country Club

Long one of Toronto's oldest and most established courses, designed by Stanley Thompson, who used each hole's natural surroundings to enhance the golf experience

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York Region Travel & AttractionsGladiators Paintball - York Central

1 indoor area and 1 outdoor area. All of our arenas are equipped with turf and bright lights for an exciting paintball experience. No matter where you are in the greater Toronto area, there is a Gladiators paintball arena close to you

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York Region Travel & AttractionsCardinal Golf Club

Over the past 24 years, Cardinal Golf Club has earned the reputation as the most complete public golf club in the GTA. With the opening of RedCrest in 2009 (Cardinal's NEWEST premium 18 hole championship course), Cardinal is now Canada's la

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York Region Travel & AttractionsEaglequest Golf at Vaughan

Eaglequest has CPGA Professionals who are some of the finest golf teachers anywhere, with great golf practice facilities and a well-maintained course.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsDiamondback Golf Club

This Rene-Muylaert designed course has an open front nine with lots of by mounds and water, while the mature-looking back nine dips into valley lands and is carved out of thick-treed forest. The greens are in excellent condition and the lar

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