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Encyclopedia > York Region
York Regional Municipality

York Regional Municipality, also called York Municipality or York Region, is a municipality in south-central Ontario, between Lake Simcoe and Toronto. Population: 803,780 (2002). It is one of the fastest growing areas of Canada, expected to surpass 1.5 million residents by 2020. The entire region is part of the Greater Toronto Area. The regional seat is in Newmarket.

Towns and cities in York Region include:

  • Town of Aurora
  • Town of East Gwillimbury
  • Town of Georgina
  • Township of King
  • Town of Markham
  • Town of Newmarket
  • Town of Richmond Hill
  • City of Vaughan
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

There is also one Indian reserve: Chippewas of Georgina Island

External link

  • York Region (http://www.region.york.on.ca/)

Census Divisions of Ontario
Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington
Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York
Single Tier Municipalities of Ontario: Brant | Brantford | Chatham-Kent | Greater Sudbury | Haldimand | Hamilton | Kawartha Lakes | Norfolk | Ottawa | Prince Edward | Toronto
Separated municipalities - Historic counties of Ontario
Districts of Ontario: Algoma | Cochrane | Kenora | Manitoulin | Nipissing | Parry Sound | Rainy River | Sudbury | Thunder Bay | Timiskaming

  Results from FactBites:
Regional Municipality of York, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (851 words)
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.
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.
York, Pa. |Green Communities | US EPA (879 words)
Region III is providing technical assistance to further the efforts in brownfield redevelopment that are currently underway.
The goals of the York City Rail project are ambitious: the reuse of 100 acres of rail corridor property, an additional $33 million in new assessed value and the creation of 3,000 jobs, most of which will be within walking distance for former welfare recipients.
On October 14 and 15, 1997 the City of York, in partnership with EPA Region 3 and the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland, hosted a charrette to explore development practices which feature innovative remediation strategies, environmentally-sound construction practices and energy-efficient design.
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