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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 AccommodationsToronto North Cookstown KOA

extra-long pull thru sites, and you're just 25 minutes from Canada's Wonderland. The Deluxe Sites have a patio with built-in fire pit and patio set. Families enjoy full-service Deluxe Cabins with bathrooms and kitchens.

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York Region AccommodationsElm Grove Trailer Park Ltd

Catering to seasonal and short-term campers. Just minutes from Lake Simcoe. Less than one hour from Toronto. Weekend camping available. Member of Ontario Private Campground Association.

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York Region AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto Vaughan

deally situated within the Interchange Complex, home to Dave & Busters, IKEA, AMC Theatres and various restaurants, Courtyard Toronto Vaughan makes business and pleasure travel easy.

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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 AccommodationsThe Kingbridge Centre

22,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space includes a 333 seat tiered auditorium and more than 40 other meeting rooms. State-of-the-art technical capabilities.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsApplewood Farm and Winery

A scenic 87 acre farm making award-winning fruit wines, with pick-your-own apples and strawberries, in season.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsEagles Nest Golf Club

The course, designed bu renowned golf course architect Doug Carrick, is characterized by undulating fairways and uneven lies, the revetted pot bunkers, and massive sand scars and fescued dunes. Holes 3 through 7 traverse what used to be the

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York Region Travel & AttractionsHudson's Bay Company

Canada's oldest department store, with a great selection of fashions, furnishings, houseware, toys, and cosmetics at great prices.

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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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York Region Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

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