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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 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 AccommodationsDelta Markham

This 16 story, 204 bedroom full service property in the heart of Markham's "Silicon Valley North" has a bright spacious lobby and complete banquet / conferencecenter

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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 AccommodationsMonte Carlo Inn Markham

New hotel, in the heart of the high tech capital of Canada. minutes from public transit and tourist attractions. Just north of Highway #7, Free breakfast, and free high speed internet.

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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 Travel & AttractionsSouthbrook Farms

Lots of family fun. Wagon Rides, Petty Zoo, Pony Animals, Children's Carnival Rides. In store Bakery, Fresh Baked Pies, Cafe, Old Fashion Fudge, Candy Apples and much more.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsUplands Golf Club

Uplands first opened in 1922 as an eighteen hole Stanley Thompson-designed private course, though by 1990, urban sprawl reduced it to a 9 hole inner city course.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMill Run Golf & Country Club

Mill Run's Championship Course now boasts 27 holes with "The Grind" 9 holes added in 2007. The Golfers can play 3 distinct 18-hole layouts with lengths of up to 6,800 yards. For a shorter course, play the 18-hole Highland (Executive) Course

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMeadowbrook Golf & Country Club

This private, member-owned golf club lies on the edge of the environmentally protected Oak Ridges Moraine, and has both a Championship 18 hole golf course and a Par 3 Course. The practice facility, includes state-of-the-art driving range, b

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York Region Travel & AttractionsGeorge Limo

George limousine is the leading firm that supplies limo service in Markham ON and also the bordering locations. A great collection of the finest limos in the location which includes Bus, traditional Stretch and also Party limousines.

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