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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 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 AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto Markham

You've arrived at a whole new kind of stay at Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Markham hotel where you can connect, eat, work and relax in our smartly designed state-of-the-art spaces with free Wi-Fi

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York Region AccommodationsTrail 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 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 AccommodationsToronto North Cookstown KOA

extra-long pull thru sites, and you're just 25 minutes from Canada's Wonderland. The Deluxe Sites have a patio with built-in fire pit and patio set. Families enjoy full-service Deluxe Cabins with bathrooms and kitchens.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBlessfest

Blessfest is a fun day for pets, pet owners and animal lovers. Unique event with free pet photos, expert advice, great shopping, free gifts We are also having a non-denominationa Blessing of Animals. Everyone welcome Free Admission

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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 & AttractionsBudget Rent A Car System, Inc.

Budget has great deals on Compacts, Mid-sizes, Minivans, and Standard SUVs, even trucks for your move. With "Fastbreak" you have no lines, no paperwork, no signatures...and one-click online booking!

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York Region Travel & AttractionsEagles Nest Golf Club

The course, designed bu renowned golf course architect Doug Carrick, is characterized by undulating fairways and uneven lies, the revetted pot bunkers, and massive sand scars and fescued dunes. Holes 3 through 7 traverse what used to be the

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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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