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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 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 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 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 AccommodationsLyndhurst Golf Course and Trailer Park

200 fully serviced sites. Park residents have the use of an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. There is also a recreation room for cards, bingo and other games. The Trailer park is located adjacent to Lyndhurst Golf Course

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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 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 & AttractionsAdvantage Car & Truck Rentals Richmond Hill

Advantage Car & Truck Rentals offers truck and car rentals in Toronto and in the Greater Toronto Area. We guarantee the best rate of all the major car rental companies operating in Toronto, so call us first for all your vehicle rental needs.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsThornhill Country Club

This Stanley Thompson-designed course, with over 6500 yards of undulating fairways, plateau greens and elevated tees, has hosted the PGA Canadian Open. The 9-hole Valley Course offers a challenging short game.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsThomas Cook Travel

Thomas Cook is the largest leisure travel retail company in Canada. We employ experienced professional travel consultants, backed by a fully integrated web site & call centre. Our customers benefit from our superior buying power with our suppliers.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsSleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club

This private golf club has gently sloping, tree-lined fairways with small undulating greens, set in the lush rolling hillside just north of Markham. Natural spring-fed ponds forcing challenging shots on several holes.

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