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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 AccommodationsHilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham

The business centre is available 24 hours a day in the pavilion as the pantry. Restaurant, lounge, indoor heated pool, whirlpool, and fitness centre. Free parking, high speed internet access, HBO and a M-F newspaper

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York Region AccommodationsGreen Acres Campground

Green Acres has always been a family venture offering returning generations an alternative to the cottage lifestyle. This beautifully maintained seasonal park is a summer home to families who for some, have been coming here for over 60 years

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York Region AccommodationsHilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa

Cascading fountains, refreshing greenery in marble lobby welcome you to 500 executive two-room suites, and VIP suites, Business and conference facilities for 1400, State-of-the-art fitness centre. Holtz the Spa, a world class spa with facilities

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York Region AccommodationsNeezh Meegwunun & Eagles Nest

Welcome to Neezh Meegwunun! Neezh Meegwunun in Ojibway means eagle two feathers. We provide an Aboriginal experience of wilderness camping. Neezh Meegwunun is a family campground located on Georgina Island on Lake Simcoe in Ontario Canada.

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York Region AccommodationsNewmarket Inn

Book your weekend getaway, business trip, or family vacation today with Newmarket Inn! We provide our guests with the luxury accommodations of a four-star hotel, and the prices and atmosphere of a country inn.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsLadies Golf Club of Toronto

This private club was established in 1924, and is the only golf club in North America owned &operated by women. Men have been welcome since 1936 and can become Guest Card Holders. The course was designed by renowned course architect Sta

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York Region Travel & AttractionsGeorgian College

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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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 & 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 & AttractionsHertz Rent A Car

Great cars. Great rates. Great Srvice. Hertz is the preferred car rental company of CAA. Free customer pickup & return, Unlimited km rates. One-way rentals. daily, weekly, weekend rates.

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