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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 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 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 AccommodationsPark Inn by Radisson Toronto-Markham

AAA 3 diamonds. Corporate or Standard Guest Rooms & Suites. Fitness room, pool, whirlpool or sauna. Free high speed internet, centre, parking, daily. Conference and catering services for up to 120 people. Restaurant and room service to 2 am.

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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 AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto Northeast/Markham

Beautiful full-service hotel, with 299 Guest Rooms and 35 Suites on 12 Floors. 10 meeting rooms for 10 400 guests. Free parking, private limo service, cocktail lounge. 299 Guest Rooms and 35 Suites on 12 Floors

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York Region Travel & AttractionsLaser Play Inc.

Laser Lounge is a licensed lounge area attached to Laser Play. Here you can come to dance or watch a sports event on our big screen and/or get into the arena for some state of the art laser tag.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsShawneeki Golf Club

This established, mature 18 hole course with beautiful "Temisca White"sand traps has extensive banquet facilities for over 200

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York Region Travel & AttractionsCG Journeys

Canadian Gateway Is Registered With The Travel Industry Council Of Ontario (TICO) Under Ontario Reg#67960266.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMarlin Travel

Marlin Travel is part of Thomas Cook, which has a 160 year tradition as the longest serving and internationally best known name in travel.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsCresthaven Golf Club

This family-owned course is centrally-located for both Toronto and York Region residents. The par 3 holes range from 108 to 223 yards, and there are great practice facilities, all at the lowest prices in the area, with two twilight rates to

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