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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 AccommodationsHilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham

The business centre is available 24 hours a day in the pavilion as the pantry. Restaurant, lounge, indoor heated pool, whirlpool, and fitness centre. Free parking, high speed internet access, HBO and a M-F newspaper

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York Region AccommodationsLyndhurst Golf Course and Trailer Park

200 fully serviced sites. Park residents have the use of an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. There is also a recreation room for cards, bingo and other games. The Trailer park is located adjacent to Lyndhurst Golf Course

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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 AccommodationsGreen Acres Campground

Green Acres has always been a family venture offering returning generations an alternative to the cottage lifestyle. This beautifully maintained seasonal park is a summer home to families who for some, have been coming here for over 60 years

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York Region AccommodationsPonderosa Campground

A Popular Toronto Area Camping Facility for Over 30 Years. Since that time, we have built our Campground by offering good, clean facilities, a friendly atmosphere, a good Recreation Program and a clean and safe environment. While the Campgr

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York Region Travel & AttractionsOff The Wall Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Test your climbing skill on a variety of climbing walls and courses, to prepare yourself for great recreation in a scenic outdoor environment, or enjoy climbing indoors when the weather gets rough. Individuals and groups bookings are both welcome.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsKing's Riding Golf Club

This 18 hole course has the features of a classic Scottish heathlands course (think King's Course at Gleneagles) and takes advantage of the undulating topography.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-a-Car

Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMidnight Limo Service INC.

We are an exclusive limousine company in business for over 15 years. We provide all Sheraton guests an efficient and pleasant service to the airport, local destinations as well as downtown, and everywhere around GTA. Contact Us for more details.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBelCa Travel

Sightseeing Tours and Travel Services

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