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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 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 AccommodationsSummerbreeze Trailer Park

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors.

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York Region AccommodationsHilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa

Cascading fountains, refreshing greenery in marble lobby welcome you to 500 executive two-room suites, and VIP suites, Business and conference facilities for 1400, State-of-the-art fitness centre. Holtz the Spa, a world class spa with facilities

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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 AccommodationsSheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

North Toronto's largest conference centre: 30 conference rooms for 5 to 1200 people. 311 rooms plus Corporate Jacuzzi Suites, Business Suites, Business Suites, Club Level Rooms, Residential Style Suites. Just completed a $10 million renovation.

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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 & AttractionsThrifty Car Rental

Join our Blue Chip Rewards program & get a free rental after every 16 rental days. Plus, enjoy perks like express lines & expedited counter service.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

You get "we Try Harder" service at over 4,400 Avis Rent A Car Locations worldwide.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsOf Rock and Chalk

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports with thousands of new people conquering their fears every day! From beginners to experts we have something for every one to challenge themselves and try something new!

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMagnotta

We are a winery, growing our grapes and making our wine. Have a tour, sample our wines, and buy some in our shop.

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