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Encyclopedia > Regional Municipality of York, Ontario
Regional Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada
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Motto: Ontario's Rising Star
Map of York Region and the municipalities it includes.
Map of York Region and the municipalities it includes.
Area: 1,761.64 km².
Population

 - Total (2006)
 - Cdn. CD Rank:
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- Density

892,712
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506.7/km²
MPs
Maurizio Bevilacqua, Susan Kadis, John McCallum, Belinda Stronach, Lui Temelkovski, Peter Van Loan, Bryon Wilfert
MPPs
Michael Chan, Frank Klees, Julia Munro, Mario Racco, Greg Sorbara
Regional Chair Bill Fisch
Governing body York Regional Council
York Region

The Regional Municipality of York, also called York Region, is a regional municipality in south-central Ontario, Canada, between Lake Simcoe and Toronto. It replaced the former York County in 1971. The 2006 census population was 892,712, making it more populous than all of Northern Ontario.[citation needed] It is the fastest growing census division in Canada, expected to surpass 1.5 million residents by 2031.[1] The entire region is part of the Greater Toronto Area and the inner ring of Golden Horseshoe. The regional seat is in Newmarket. The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Hon. ... Susan R. Kadis (born January 11, 1953) is Liberal Member of Parliament for Thornhill in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Honourable John McCallum, PC, MP, MA, PhD (born April 9, 1950) is a Canadian politician, economist and university professor. ... Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC, MP (born May 2, 1966 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a Canadian businesswoman, politician, and a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Lui Temelkovski (born November 4, 1954) is the Canadian Member of Parliament for the Ontario riding of Oak Ridges-Markham, representing the Liberal Party of Canada. ... Peter Van Loan, PC, MP (born April 18, 1963) (sometimes referred to as PVL) is a Canadian politician. ... Bryon Wilfert, P.C., B.A., B.Ed. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Michael Chan is a Canadian politician. ... Frank Klees (born March 6, 1951) is a Canadian politician. ... Julia Munro is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Mario Racco (born in 1955) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Greg Sorbara (born September 4, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... York Region Council is the regional political body created in 1974. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Lake Simcoe is a lake in southern Ontario, Canada, the fourth largest lake in the province. ... York County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ... The skyline of Niagara Falls, Ontario side The Golden Horseshoe is a densely populated and industrialized region or urban agglomeration centred around the west end of Lake Ontario in Southern Ontario, Canada. ... Map showing Newmarkets location in York Region Newmarket is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

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Geography

York Region covers 1,776 square kilometres from Lake Simcoe in the north to the city of Toronto in the south. Its eastern border is shared with Durham Region, to the west is Peel Region, and Simcoe County is to the northwest. The Regional Municipality of Durham, commonly called Durham Region (2003 population 525,000), is a regional political area located east of Toronto, Ontario. ... Motto: Working for you Area: 1,241. ... Simcoe is a county located in central Ontario. ...


Towns and cities in York Region include:

There is also one First Nation with an Indian reserve, where the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation reside. Motto: Youre in Good Company This map shows the location of Aurora, in relation to York Region. ... East Gwillimbury, is a town on the Holland River in the Regional Municipality of York. ... Georgina and other communities on Lake Simcoe, Ontario Georgina, town in south-central Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of York in the Greater Toronto Area on Lake Simcoe. ... King (2001 population 18,533)[1] is a township in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Map showing Markhams location in York Region Coordinates: Country  Canada Province Ontario Regional Municipality York Region Communities Buttonville, Thornhill, German Mills, Milliken, Unionville Settled 1794 Incorporated 1972 (town) Government  - Mayor Frank Scarpitti  - Deputy Mayor Jim Jones  - Regional Councillors Jack Heath, Tony Wong, Gordon Landon  - MPs Susan Kadis (LPC) - Thornhill... Map showing Newmarkets location in York Region Newmarket is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Bryon Wilfert (Richmond Hill) Population (2006)[1]  - City... Vaughan (2006 population 245,000)[2] is a city in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Whitchurch-Stouffville, town in south-central Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of York in the Greater Toronto Area. ... First Nations is the current title used by Canada to describe the various societies of the indigenous peoples, called Native Americans in the U.S. They have also been known as Indians, Native Canadians, Aboriginal Americans, Amer-Indians, or Aboriginals, and are officially called Indians in the Indian Act, which... In Canada, an Indian reserve is specified by the Indian Act as a tract of land, the legal title to which is vested in Her Majesty, that has been set apart by Her Majesty for the use and benefit of a band. ... Map of York Region showing Fox, Snake, and Georgina islands. ...


York Region's landscape includes farmlands, wetlands and kettle lakes, the Oak Ridges Moraine and over 2,070 hectares of regional forest, in addition to the built-up areas of its municipalities. Kettle lakes in Siberia, adjacent to the Gulf of Ob (image right). ... The Oak Ridges Moraine is an ecologically sensitive geological landform in south central Ontario, Canada. ...


Government

The region is governed by a group known as York Regional Council, which is comprised of 20 elected representatives from each of the constituent towns and cities in the region, including each of the nine mayors and 11 regional councillors, who are elected from specific municipalities as follows[2]:

  • 1 from each of Georgina and Newmarket
  • 2 from Richmond Hill
  • 3 from Vaughan
  • 4 from Markham

The leader of Council is referred to as "Regional Chair and CEO". Bill Fisch, B. Comm, L.L.B. currently holds this office. In Ontario, Regional Chairs (District Chair in Muskoka District; Warden in Oxford County) chair the council for the provinces regional municipalities. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...


Federal representation

York Region encompasses all or part of seven federal electoral districts, as follows[3]: An electoral district is a geographically-based constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. ...

Electoral district Member of Parliament Party
Markham—Unionville John McCallum -     Liberal
Newmarket-Aurora Belinda Stronach -     Liberal
Oak Ridges-Markham Lui Temelkovski -     Liberal
Richmond Hill Bryon Wilfert -     Liberal
Thornhill Susan Kadis -     Liberal
Vaughan Maurizio Bevilacqua -     Liberal
York-Simcoe Peter Van Loan -     Conservative

A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Markham—Unionville is a federal and provincial electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario and covers suburban areas north of Toronto. ... The Honourable John McCallum, PC, MP, MA, PhD (born April 9, 1950) is a Canadian politician, economist and university professor. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Newmarket—Aurora is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, containing the cities of Newmarket and Aurora. ... Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC, MP (born May 2, 1966 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a Canadian businesswoman, politician, and a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Oak Ridges—Markham is the name of a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... Lui Temelkovski (born November 4, 1954) is the Canadian Member of Parliament for the Ontario riding of Oak Ridges-Markham, representing the Liberal Party of Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Richmond Hill is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Bryon Wilfert, P.C., B.A., B.Ed. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Thornhill is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Susan R. Kadis (born January 11, 1953) is Liberal Member of Parliament for Thornhill in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Vaughan is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Hon. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... York—Simcoe is a Canadian electoral district covering part of the region north of Toronto by Lake Simcoe. ... Peter Van Loan, PC, MP (born April 18, 1963) (sometimes referred to as PVL) is a Canadian politician. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ...

Provincial representation

At the provincial level, York Region has five Members of Provincial Parliament[4] A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ...

Electoral district Member of Provincial Parliament Party
Markham Michael Chan -     Liberal
Oak Ridges Frank Klees -     Progressive Conservative
Thornhill Mario Racco -     Liberal
Vaughan-King-Aurora Greg Sorbara -     Liberal
York North Julia Munro -     Progressive Conservative

A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Markham was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Michael Chan is a Canadian politician. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Oak Ridges was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Frank Klees (born March 6, 1951) is a Canadian politician. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Thornhill is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Mario Racco (born in 1955) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Vaughan—King—Aurora was a federal electoral riding in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2004, and has been a provincial electoral riding represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... Greg Sorbara (born September 4, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... York North was an electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from Confederation in 1867 until 2004. ... Julia Munro is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ...

Economy

The economy of York Region is a mix. In general, the economies in its southern communities include a full range of businesses from industrial to high-tech. Further north, beginning in the northern sections of Vaughan and Markham, extensive wetlands and farmland still remain, although new housing developments continually consume space year after year. There are, naturally, ongoing conflicts between conservationists and developers over land use. In particular, conflicts over use of the Oak Ridges Moraine have been most contentious. The Oak Ridges Moraine is an ecologically sensitive geological landform in south central Ontario, Canada. ...


Shopping

Major shopping centres located in York Region include:

Markville Shopping Centre is a large shopping mall located in Markham, Ontario with 215 stores. ... Pacific Mall (Chinese: 太古廣場; Cantonese (Yale): taai3 gu2 gwong2 coeng4; Pinyin: tai4 gu3 guang3 chang3), commonly referred to as P-Mall or Pac (Mall) by locals, is a shopping centre located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. ... Vaughan Mills is a large shopping centre in Canada, with almost 1. ...

Transportation

See List of York Regional Roads, Category:York Regional Roads. York Regional Roads distributions in all of York Region. ...


The road network in York Region is remarkably 'grid-like', meaning most roads run north-south or east-west. The topography of the land has permitted roads to be set in predominantly straight lines. York Region assigned approximately 50 roads as York Regional Routes, meaning that the cost of maintaining of these roads is paid for by York Region.


The major highways in the Region are:

Ontario provincial highway 9 is a highway in Ontario, Canada. ... Highway 48 is a highway in Southern Ontario that extends from its junction with Highway 7 to Highway 12/Durham Regional Road 48 in Beaverton. ... Highway 400 as part of the 400-series network Ontario provincial highway 400 or The Kings Highway 400, known previously as the Toronto-Barrie Highway, is a key north-south 400-Series Highway linking Toronto to Central and Northern Ontario. ... Highway 404 as part of the 400-series network Highway 404 is an Ontario 400-Series Highway that runs from the junction of Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto to its northern terminus at Green Lane/Herald Road in Newmarket. ... Highway 407, officially called the 407 Express Toll Route (ETR), is a pay-per-use freeway located in south-central Ontario, Canadas Greater Toronto Area. ... Highway 427 as part of the 400-series network Ontario Provincial Highway 427, or The Kings Highway 427 is a 400-Series Highway in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada, that runs from immediately south of the Queen Elizabeth Way/Gardiner Expressway interchange (its exact southern terminus is...

Air transportation

Most air travel is served by Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada's largest airport. Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport is a medium-sized airport in Markham, used for small aircraft and has a flight school. There is also an unpaved airport called Hare Field, located in Holland Landing (East Gwillimbury). This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Buttonville Municipal Airport or Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport, (IATA: YKZ, ICAO: CYKZ), is a medium-sized airport in Buttonville Ontario, Canada, within Markham and 29 km north of downtown Toronto. ...


Public transportation

York Region is served by:

Until 2001, the towns of York Region operated separate public transit services, which did not connect very well with each other. YRT was created by the Regional Government to combine five of these services: York Region Transit (YRT) is the public transit operator in York Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Viva is a bus rapid transit network in York Region, Ontario, Canada, with connections to northern Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission subway stations. ... GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ... A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ... The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

Since 2001, bus routes have been extensively enhanced in the five communities which had pre-existing services, but YRT's services to East Gwillimbury is limited to two routes, and service to King, Georgina and Whitchurch-Stouffville are even more limited due to the relatively sparse populations in each of those towns. Vaughan Transit began in 1973 to provide service in the town of Vaughan, in southwest York Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Markham Transit Logo before amalgamation into the YRT Markham Transit was created in 1973 and operated by Travelways and Miller Transit Limited on behalf of the Town of Markham, Ontario, Canada. ... Richmond Hill Transit, created in 1960, was initially operated by Trailways of Canada Limited, then Travelways starting in 1976 and Laidlaw in the 1980s. ... Aurora Transit operated public transit in northern York Region and merged with the current York Region Transit system. ... Newmarket Transit was the most northerly transit system in York Region, Ontario, Canada, and one of the smallest. ... Newmarket Transit was the most northerly transit system in York Region, Ontario, Canada, and one of the smallest. ...


Education

See Category:High schools in York Region, Ontario


Public schools, with classes up to grade 12, are administered by the York Region District School Board, which operates 180 schools. In addition, the York Catholic District School Board operates 95 schools with a curriculum based in Roman Catholic doctrine. The York Region District School Board is a school board in the public school system of Ontario, Canada, in York Regional Municipality. ... The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is a school board in the public separate school system of Ontario, Canada, in York Regional Municipality. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology has three campuses located in York Region, in King, Markham and Newmarket. York University is located just outside of York Region's southern border, in Toronto. Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology has approximately 90,000 part-time and 17,000 full-time students. ... York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, business, space sciences, and fine arts. ...


In addition, there are many other religious and private schools located in the Region. These include:

The Academy for Gifted Children is an elementary and high school in Oak Ridges (part of Richmond Hill), Ontario, Canada (12 Bond Crescent). ... Holy Trinity School is a co-educational and independent university preparation day school affiliated with the Anglican Church of Canada, which welcomes members of all faiths. ... The Leo Baeck Day School is a Greater Toronto Area Reform Jewish Day School comprised of eight hundred students from Junior Kindergarten to grade eight. ... Netivot HaTorah Day School נתיבות is a private Orthodox Jewish elementary school in Thornhill, Ontario. ... Pickering College is an independent, co-educational school for children in grades from Junior Kindergarten through grade 12. ... St. ...

News media

York's news media is also served by the outlets based in Toronto. Motto: The People are the City, Barrie Means Business (advertising campaign) Location of Barrie, Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established (town) 1837 Established (city) 1853 Government  - Mayor Dave Aspden  - Council Barrie City Council  - MPP Joe Tascona (PCO)  - MP Patrick Brown (CPC) Elevation 76 m (249. ... CKDX is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 88. ... Map showing Newmarkets location in York Region Newmarket is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... This is a list of media outlets in Toronto, Canada. ...


Attractions

York Region has an unusual assortment of points of interest, ranging from nature reserves to pioneer-era museums, to a modern amusement park.


In Vaughan, the major attractions include the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, located in the community of Kleinburg and features works by Canadian artists including Inuit and First Nations artists. Canada's Wonderland, which features roller coasters and other rides, concerts and fireworks shows, is also in Vaughan. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an art gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario, near and to the north of Toronto, in Canada. ... For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ... First Nations is a term of ethnicity used in Canada. ... Canadas Wonderland (often referred to locally as Wonderland) is located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, slightly north of Toronto, Ontario. ...


Heritage sites and historical museums in the Region include:

  • Aurora Museum (Aurora)
  • Georgina Village Museum (Georgina)
  • King Township Museum (King)
  • Markham Museum (Markham)
  • RHLS Narrow Gauge Railway (Whitchurch-Stouffville)
  • Sharon Temple (East Gwillimbury)
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum (Whitchurch-Stouffville)

Following is a sample of other attractions in the area: The King Township Museum in King City, Ontario, Canada is a local history museum for the township of King. ... Temple of the Children of Peace is located in the village of Sharon, Ontario. ...

  • Applewood Farm Winery (Whitchurch-Stouffville)
  • Canadian Heritage Humber River
  • Fred Varley Art Gallery (Markham)
  • Oak Ridges Trail
  • Puck's Farm (King)
  • Sutton-Zephyr Trail
  • Willow Springs Winery (Whitchurch-Stouffville)
  • York Demonstration Forest (Whitchurch-Stouffville)

The Humber, as seen from a point near the northern border of Toronto. ... The Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) is an incorporated charitable organisation whose purpose is to develop, maintain, promote and expand the hiking trail system across the Oak Ridges Moraine in south-central Ontario, Canada. ...

Protected areas

  • Baker Sugarbush Conservation Area
  • Boyd Conservation Area
  • Bruce's Mills Conservation Area
  • Duclos Point Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Gold Creek Conservation Area
  • Holland Landing Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Kortright Centre Conservation Area
  • Lake St. George Conservation Area
  • Mabel Davis Conservation Area
  • Milne Park
  • Pickering Lands Preservation Site
  • Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area[1]
  • Sheppards Bush Conservation Area
  • Sibbald Point Provincial Park
  • Thornton Bales King Conservation Area
  • Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area
  • Whitchurch Conservation Area
  • Willow Beach Conservation Area

The Boyd Conservation Area is part of the Government of Ontario greenbelt program to protect the environment. ... Kortright Centre is a conservation area located 5 km SE of Kleinburg, about 6 km NE of Woodbridge and about 7 km W of Maple in the northern part of suburban Toronto. ... Sibbald Point Provincial Park is a provincial park located on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe in central (70 km north of Metro Toronto) Ontario, Canada. ...

Sister city

The Region of York signed a "Friendship Agreement" with the city of Omsk, Russia, on November 6, 1996, and later signed a "Twinning Agreement" on August 28, 1997. Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Omsk (Russian: ) is a city in southwest Siberia in Russia, the administrative center of Omsk Oblast. ... Omsk (Russian: ) is a city in southwest Siberia in Russia, the administrative center of Omsk Oblast. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Demographics

The Regional Municipality of York is one of the fastest growing census division in all of Ontario, it is growing at 22.4% in 5 years. [5]



According to the Canada 2006 Census[6] The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

  • Population:
    • in 2006: 892,712
    • in 2001: 729,254
    • change: +22.4%
  • Land area (square km) 1,761.64
  • Population density: 506.7 per square kilometre
  • Total private dwellings: 287,320
  • Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 275,673


According to the Canada 2001 Census [6] The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

    • Average value of dwelling: $298,018
  • First Languages:
  • Visible minority groups:
    • Chinese: 13.9%
    • South Asian: 6.5%
    • Visible minority population: 30%
  • Median total income of persons 15 years of age and over: $28,566

The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Visible minorities are persons who are not of the majority race in a given population. ...

Adjacent census divisions

Simcoe County, Innisfil, Lake Simcoe
Peel Region

North
West  York Regional Municipality   East
South Download high resolution version (900x1200, 65 KB)Description: Illustration for Armillary sphere Source: Scanned by me (looxix) from the Encyclopédie. ... Simcoe is a county located in central Ontario, originally established as Simcoe District in 1843 by the Legislature of Upper Canada[1]. According to Statistics Canada (2001), the population is 377,050. ... Innisfil is a town located on the western shore of Lake Simcoe, immediately south of Barrie and 80 km north of Toronto. ... Lake Simcoe is a lake in southern Ontario, Canada, the fourth largest lake in the province. ... Download high resolution version (900x1200, 65 KB)Description: Illustration for Armillary sphere Source: Scanned by me (looxix) from the Encyclopédie. ... Motto: Working for you Area: 1,241. ... Image File history File links North. ... Image File history File links West. ... Image File history File links East. ... Image File history File links South. ...

Durham Region
Toronto

The Regional Municipality of Durham, commonly called Durham Region (2003 population 525,000), is a regional political area located east of Toronto, Ontario. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...

External links

  • York Region website

References

  1. ^ http://www.york.ca/Departments/Planning+and+Development/Growth+Management/default+Growth+Management.htm
  2. ^ Council Members. The Regional Municipality of York. Retrieved on 2006-10-26.
  3. ^ Members of the House of Commons. Library of Parliament of Canada. Retrieved on 2006-10-26.
  4. ^ Members in Current Parliament. Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved on 2006-10-26.
  5. ^ http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CD&Code1=3519&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=York&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom= 2006 Canadian Census for York Region
  6. ^ a b York Regional Municipality. Statistics Canada. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.

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