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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 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 AccommodationsPonderosa Campground

A Popular Toronto Area Camping Facility for Over 30 Years. Since that time, we have built our Campground by offering good, clean facilities, a friendly atmosphere, a good Recreation Program and a clean and safe environment. While the Campgr

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York Region AccommodationsMonte Carlo Inn Vaughan Suites

Brand new hotel offering unsurpassed luxury, comfort and value. Free wireless high-speed internet, breakfast, full handicapped accessible facilities.

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York Region AccommodationsCedar Beach Park & Trailer Sales

Come spend the season with us and be a part of an RV Camping family that has been operating since 1929! We also offer short stay camping that can accommodate your vacation for any length of time in either a tent, tent trailer or RV

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York Region AccommodationsTrail of the Woods Bed & Breakfast

Trail of the Woods Bed and Breakfast is situated in a Executive Subdivision in the midst of Newmarket, Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville surrounded by Forest, Walking Trails and Golf.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsExpedia CruiseShipCenters Woodbridge

Deal with the cruise experts to find and book your next dream getaway for less. Exceptional savings and value await.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsDiamondback Golf Club

This Rene-Muylaert designed course has an open front nine with lots of by mounds and water, while the mature-looking back nine dips into valley lands and is carved out of thick-treed forest. The greens are in excellent condition and the lar

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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 & 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 & 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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