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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 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 AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto Vaughan

deally situated within the Interchange Complex, home to Dave & Busters, IKEA, AMC Theatres and various restaurants, Courtyard Toronto Vaughan makes business and pleasure travel easy.

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York Region AccommodationsStaybridge Suites Hotel By Holiday Inn

Located close to major highways: 407, 404, 7, 401 and 400. Close to Markham busineses and Vaughan Mills Mall. Complimentary weekday shuttle within 6km radius. Indoor heated pool, 2 propane grills in courtyard. Sundowner evening reception

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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 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 & AttractionsHertz Rent A Car

Great cars. Great rates. Great Srvice. Hertz is the preferred car rental company of CAA. Free customer pickup & return, Unlimited km rates. One-way rentals. daily, weekly, weekend rates.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsGoodWood Kartways

In the northern suburb of Toronto on over 20 acres of rolling hills, with a prestigious track layout with multiple configurations, and over one kilometre of paved racing surface, the ten turn course is Ontario’s premiere one-stop karting center

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York Region Travel & AttractionsArch Brewing Company Inc

Arch Brewing brings out the Craft in Craft Brewing. Tastable and interesting beers available in our Newmarket store

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York Region Travel & AttractionsLake Wilcox Brewing Co.

Lake Wilcox Brewing Co. located next to Vaughan Mills. 2000 sqft of retail and taproom space, and a full production brewery.

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York Region Travel & Attractions19 on the Park

19 on the Park is beautifully restored 1896 theatre that regularly hosts professional acts for adults and children. We also screen films from TIFF!

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