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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 AccommodationsSheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

North Toronto's largest conference centre: 30 conference rooms for 5 to 1200 people. 311 rooms plus Corporate Jacuzzi Suites, Business Suites, Business Suites, Club Level Rooms, Residential Style Suites. Just completed a $10 million renovation.

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York Region AccommodationsTravelodge Richmond Hill

full-service hotel conveniently located just 10 minutes from Paramount Canada's Wonderland, and 30 minutes from downtown. Our newly-renovated guest room, room service. Complimentary newspaper, continental breakfast, coffee/tea

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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 AccommodationsBelCa Travel

Sightseeing Tours and Travel Services

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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 Travel & AttractionsCanada's Wonderland

Canada's Premier Amusement Park

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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 & AttractionsCopper Creek Golf Club

Designed by renowned Canadian Architect Doug Carrick, amid the rolling hills and forests of the Humber River Valley in Kleinburg. Golf Logix GPS systems is included with every round. The course donated 40 acres of land to the conservation a

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBallantrae Golf Club

An 18-hole championship course 30 minutes north of Toronto. Includes descriptions of each hole and club facilities.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsWooden Sticks Golf Club

Wooden Sticks was designed by architect Mr. Ron Garl, and 12 of the 18 holes were each inspired by a different famous golf hole from the PGA to create a challenging and unforgettable golf experience.

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