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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 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 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 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 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 AccommodationsBare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Year-round naturist (nudist) park north of Toronto. Traditional naturism (nudism) for the entire family in a modern setting. Extensive recreational facilities. Day use or overnight. (camping, guest rooms, and cabins) Visitors welcome.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsCopper Creek Golf Club

Designed by renowned Canadian Architect Doug Carrick, this course is set amid the rolling hills and forests of the Humber River Valley, in beautiful Kleinburg. 40 acres of land was donated to the conservation authority, to ensure the protec

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York Region Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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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 & AttractionsThomas Cook Travel

Thomas Cook is the largest leisure travel retail company in Canada. We employ experienced professional travel consultants, backed by a fully integrated web site & call centre. Our customers benefit from our superior buying power with our suppliers.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBathurst Glen Golf Club

Bathurst Glen offers a fun-filled, challenging round of golf, no matter what your level of play. With its wide fairways and large, undulated fast greens, this executive course provides an unmatched challenge. The course, which measures appr

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