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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 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 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 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 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 AccommodationsHilton Garden Inn Toronto/Vaughan

9,000 square feet of state-of-the-art banquet facilities for 10 to 700 people. Business centre, 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 Travel & AttractionsRichmond Hill Golf Club

This beautiful 18 Hole championship layout offers an challenging mix of water hazards, sand traps and undulating greens.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBlessfest

October 2, 2011, Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket FREE ADMISSION Blessfest is a celebration of our pets. A unique and fun way to share with those non-human family members

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York Region Travel & AttractionsFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery

Since 2004, the Flying Monkeys was the first Ontario Craft Brewery to truly recognize the need to overthrow the conservative regime of macro-brews and timid small batch taste-a-likes and create a new Culture of Craft Brewing in our province

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMidnight Limo Service INC.

We are an exclusive limousine company in business for over 15 years. We provide all Sheraton guests an efficient and pleasant service to the airport, local destinations as well as downtown, and everywhere around GTA. Contact Us for more details.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsWyndance Golf Club

Wyndance bears the signature of its creator, world-class golfer and course designer Greg Norman, who preserved many original features of each hole's environment, using existing trees, terrain, and rock faces of the gravel pit the course rep

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