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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 AccommodationsSummerbreeze Trailer Park

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors.

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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 AccommodationsResidence Inn Toronto Markham

100 suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, fully equipped kitchen. Take advantage of our pool, heated spa, and sport court

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York Region AccommodationsLayzee Acres Park & RV Sales

On the beautiful shores of Lake Dalrymple offering the perfect family getaway. With over nine hundred feet of shoreline, Layzee Acres Campground features a sandy beach, lakeside recreation and docking facilities.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsHudson's Bay Company

Canada's oldest department store, with a great selection of fashions, furnishings, houseware, toys, and cosmetics at great prices.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMagnotta

We are a winery, growing our grapes and making our wine. Have a tour, sample our wines, and buy some in our shop.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMelrose Limousine

We offer you with numerous limousine services, which incorporate auto benefits in Aurora and Newmarket, browsing an extensive rundown of limo armada that you can look over in Newmarket and Aurora.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsStation Creek Golf Club

check out our great golf course, wit its many challenging holes

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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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