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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 AccommodationsBare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Year-round naturist (nudist) park north of Toronto. Traditional naturism (nudism) for the entire family in a modern setting. Extensive recreational facilities. Day use or overnight. (camping, guest rooms, and cabins) Visitors welcome.

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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 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 AccommodationsComfort Inn Toronto Northeast

perfect destination for guests visiting the Toronto Zoo, the Ontario Science Centre, Seneca College or the Markham Theatre for Performing Arts, Buttonville Airport, City Playhouse Theatre, Varley Art Gallery, Markham Village.

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York Region AccommodationsArdoch Falls Wilderness Trailer Park

The park has 800' of unspoiled water frontage on the Mississippi river and has a further 2000' of water frontage on crown land and an accessible 2 KM Lake adjacent to the park for the adventurous to explore

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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 & AttractionsLadies Golf Club of Toronto

This private club was established in 1924, and is the only golf club in North America owned &operated by women. Men have been welcome since 1936 and can become Guest Card Holders. The course was designed by renowned course architect Sta

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York Region Travel & AttractionsAdvantage Car & Truck Rentals - Markham

Advantage Car & Truck Rentals Markham will stop at nothing to make your car rental experience memorable for all the right reasons. Our complete selection of vehicles will meet your every car rental need in Markham.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsThe Mandarin Golf & Country Club

This course was originally a 27-hole facility, but was completely revamped in 1991 by architect Doug Carrick, and design consultant Steve Jones (winner of the 1989 and 1997 Canadian Open and the 1996 U.S. Open) to provide generous fairways,

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York Region Travel & AttractionsNobleton Lakes Golf Club

Nobleton Lakes golf course is a 27-hole public facilty and is perfect for all levels of golfers to be challenged. Our picturesque golf course will allow you to focus on your golf game and leave the distractions of life behind.Our profession

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