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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 AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto-Markham

144 spacious guest rooms feature a comfortable sitting area, large work desk and FREE High Speed Internet. King Spa Rooms with in-room Whirlpool Spa or King Suites with separate living and bedroom area are available.

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York Region AccommodationsStaybridge Suites Hotel By Holiday Inn

Located close to major highways: 407, 404, 7, 401 and 400. Close to Markham busineses and Vaughan Mills Mall. Complimentary weekday shuttle within 6km radius. Indoor heated pool, 2 propane grills in courtyard. Sundowner evening reception

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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 AccommodationsYogi Bear's Jellystone Park & Camp-Resort

Our tent campsites are situated in a separate tenting area within our 52-acre campground in a natural setting. Each site is unique, with varying amounts of trees, sun and shade.

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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 Travel & AttractionsEmerald Hills Golf & Country Club

This 1982 27-hole course was designed by Toronto golf architect Rene Muylaert and is carved out of the dense woods of the picturesque Oak Ridges Moraine. The tree-lined fairways demand accuracy off the tee, and immaculate bentgrass greens a

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMarkham Green Golf Club

Open since the 1940s, this mature and scenic 9-hole course crosses the Rouge River 6 times, and the tree-lined fairways require accurate tee shots. In the 1950s, the course became the private IBM Country Club for over 25 years, and then bec

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York Region Travel & AttractionsOf Rock & Chalk

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 & AttractionsExpedia CruiseShipCenters

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 & AttractionsLEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

Discover what you can build with LEGO in our Model Builder Academy, reach out in our 4D cinema, pedal as fast as you can to become Merlin's Apprentice and save the princess in our Kingdom Quest Laser Ride.

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