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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 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 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 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 AccommodationsTrout Water Family Camping Ltd

We are a rural Campground and Trailer Park,located on Highway 7 between Highway 12 and Simcoe St. (Durham Region 2). The campground was established in 1974 and is now owned and operated by Sam. Canoes, Kayaks and Pedal boats for rent.

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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 Travel & AttractionsSplash Works at Canada's Wonderland

Ride Leviathan, a new roller coaster withspeeds of 125 km/h & an 80-degree drop plus many other rides.Splash Works, a 20-acre water park features The Plunge, Super Soaker, the Lazy River + Seven acres of Jurassic fun with over 40 life-sized dinos.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsArt Limousine Service

Art Limousine Service prides itself on being the go-to choice for clients looking for Limousine, Wedding Transportation and Chauffeur services.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsSears

Sears Canada, in business since 1953, is Canada's largest single full-line retailer of general merchandise and home-related services.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsKing Valley Golf Club

Collaboratively designed by Curtis Strange and Doug Carrick this course meanders on rolling countryside through stands of tall pine trees to traditionally styled greens. Nice clubhouse in a parkland setting.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsIn Play Inc.

Test your climbing skill on a variety of climbing walls and courses, to prepare yourself for great recreation in a scenic outdoor environment, or enjoy climbing indoors when the weather gets rough. Individuals and groups bookings are both welcome.

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