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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 AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto-Markham

144 spacious guest rooms feature a comfortable sitting area, large work desk and FREE High Speed Internet. King Spa Rooms with in-room Whirlpool Spa or King Suites with separate living and bedroom area are available.

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York Region AccommodationsMonte Carlo Inn Markham

New hotel, in the heart of the high tech capital of Canada. minutes from public transit and tourist attractions. Just north of Highway #7, Free breakfast, and free high speed internet.

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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 AccommodationsBelCa Travel

Sightseeing Tours and Travel Services

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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 & AttractionsWillow Springs Winery

Willow Springs Winery has an 11-acre vineyard atop the Oak Ridges Moraine, in Stouffville. The winery features outstanding, premium VQA wines. Sample the wines at the tasting bar, and browse the wine and gift shop.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsYYZ Corporate Travel Department

YYZ Travel Group Is A Registered Agency With The Travel Industry Council Of Ontario (TICO) Under Ontario Registration #04332359.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsAirline Limousine

Airline Limousine emerges as a Canadian held and operated company that excels in providing airline transportation services. We understand what people are looking for in an airport transportation service and we seek to deliver on the same line.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsCopper Creek Golf Club

The copper-roofed 40,000 square foot clubhouse was designed by renowned Canadian Architect Doug Carrick, and overlooks the Humber River Valley near Kleinburg. It has a and floor-to-ceiling windows, and a great view of rolling hills and for

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York Region Travel & AttractionsRail Yard Wake & Aqua Park

Home to one of the largest inflatable water parks in Ontario! In addition, try cable wakeboarding, wake skating and kneeboarding. No experience required! Summer camps in July & August. Family friendly and tons of fun! Snack bar, licensed patio.

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