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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 AccommodationsBest Western Parkway Toronto North - Richmond Hill

Recently renovated room with high-speed internet access, mini refrigerators, microwaves, irons, hairdryers, and in-room movies/Playstation. Lobby has three pools, free access to a 25,000 square foot athletic club with saunas and whirlpools.

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York Region AccommodationsVlahos Trailer Park

Seasonal Camping Sites, Fully Serviced Lots, Water, 30 amp Hydro, Sewer and Phone Lines, 30 and 40 by 100 foot lots, Clean Public Washrooms and Showers, Clean Coin Laundry, Restaurant on premises, Large open space play areas, Pet Friendly

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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 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 Travel & AttractionsSilver Lakes Golf Course

Carved from 200 acres of mature forest on gently rolling countryside, this four-star championship course is located in the lush Holland Landing area. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere along the Holland River.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsThe National Golf Club

Private Golf club in Woodbridge Ontario.

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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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York Region Travel & AttractionsRouge River Brewing Company

We are very excited to be Markham's first craft brewery. You can expect hop forward American-style ales, American-style Sour beers, as well as Belgian Farmhouse-style ales,

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York Region Travel & AttractionsCilento Wines

A winery begun in 1977 creating award-winning wines in a 36,000-square-foot, California mission-style building, houses a beautiful wine boutique and barrel-aging cellar. Tours available.

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