|The Regional Municipality of York|
|Motto: Ontario's Rising Star|
Map showing York Region's location in Ontario
|Established||January 1, 1974|
| - Chair|
York Regional Council
|- Total||1,761. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 84 km² (680. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 25 sq mi)|
|- Density||506. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 7/km² (1,312. 3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
The Regional Municipality of York, also called York Region, is a regional municipality in south-central Ontario, Canada, between Lake Simcoe and Toronto. UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during A Regional Municipality (or Region) is a type of Canadian Municipal Government similar to and at the same municipal government level as Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Lake Simcoe is a Lake in southern Ontario, Canada, the twelfth-largest lake in the province Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario It replaced the former York County in 1971. York County is a historic county in Upper Canada, Canada West, and the Canadian province of Ontario. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The 2006 census population was 892,712, making it more populous than all of Northern Ontario. Territorial evolution Those areas which formed part of New France in the pays d'en haut, essentially the watersheds of the Ottawa River,  It is the fastest growing census division in Canada, expected to surpass 1. The term census division or Census Division is officially used for the Census divisions of Canada and the Census divisions of the United States. 5 million residents by 2031.  The entire region is part of the Greater Toronto Area and the inner ring of Golden Horseshoe. The Greater Toronto Area (locally abbreviated as the GTA) is the most populous Metropolitan area in Canada. As far as I know the Golden Horseshoe is ancient history and this page should be renamed (or forwarded to to Greater Golden Horseshoe now that Statistics Canada is (finally using the same The regional seat is in Newmarket. Newmarket ( 2006 Population 74295 is a Town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario
York Region covers 1,776 square kilometres from Lake Simcoe in the north to the city of Toronto in the south. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Its eastern border is shared with Durham Region, to the west is Peel Region, and Simcoe County is to the northwest. Simcoe is a County located in central Ontario, originally established as "Simcoe District" in 1843 by the Legislature of Upper Canada A map of the region showing its major roads and communities is available.
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. Aurora ( 2006 Population 47629 is an affluent Canadian town in York Region, approximately 40 km north of Toronto Georgina ( 2006 Population 42346 is a town in south-central Ontario, and the northernmost municipality in the Regional Municipality of York King ( 2006 population 19487 is a township in York Region north of Toronto, within the Markham ( pronounced /ˈmɑrkəm/ 2006 population 261573 is a town located in the Regional Municipality of Newmarket ( 2006 Population 74295 is a Town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario Richmond Hill ( 2006 population 162704 2007 Estimate 177587 The act expanded Richmond Hill's borders annexing parts of Whitchurch Township, Markham First Nations is a term of Ethnicity that refers to the Aboriginal peoples in Canada who are neither Inuit nor Métis people For the vast tract created by the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in Canada and the United States see Indian Reserve (1763 In Canada The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation are an Ojibwa (or Anishinaabeg people located on Georgina Island in Lake Simcoe, Ontario
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. A kettle (or kettle hole) is a shallow sediment-filled body of water formed by retreating glaciers or draining floodwaters The Oak Ridges Moraine is an ecologically sensitive geological landform in the Mixedwood Plains of south central Ontario, Canada.
The region is governed by a group known as York Regional Council, which consists 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:
The leader of Council is referred to as "Regional Chair and CEO". In Ontario Regional Chairs (District Chair in Muskoka District; Warden in Oxford County) chair the council for the province's regional municipalities. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Bill Fisch, B. Comm, L. L. B. currently holds this office.
In 2007, the York Regional government was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as published in Maclean's magazine, the only regional government to receive this honour. Canada's Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes the best places in Canada to work Maclean's is a Canadian weekly News magazine, reporting on Canadian issues such as politics pop culture and current events 
York Region encompasses all or part of the federal electoral districts of Markham—Unionville, Newmarket-Aurora, Oak Ridges-Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Vaughan and York-Simcoe. An electoral district (also known as a Constituency or a riding in the Canadian English political Jargon) is a geographically-based Markham—Unionville is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Newmarket—Aurora is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons Oak Ridges—Markham is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Richmond Hill is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons Thornhill is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons Vaughan is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons York—Simcoe is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons The same districts are used in both the Canadian House of Commons and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The House of Commons (Chambre des communes is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and See also Politics of Ontario The Legislative Assembly of Ontario (also known as Ontario Legislative Assembly or OntLA) is the Legislature
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 the Mixedwood Plains of south central Ontario, Canada.
Major shopping centres located in York Region include:
See List of York Regional Roads, Category:York Regional Roads. Markville Shopping Centre is a Shopping mall located at 5000 Highway 7 East (at McCowan Road) in Markham Ontario, Canada. Pacific Mall is an Asian Shopping centre located in Markham Ontario, Canada. Upper Canada Mall is a Shopping mall located in Newmarket Ontario, Canada, at the intersection of Davis Drive and Yonge Street. Vaughan Mills is a large shopping centre in Canada located at the southeast corner of Highway 400 and Rutherford Road, in Vaughan York Region, located in southwestern Ontario, assigned approximately 50 Regional roads each with a number ranging from 1 to 83
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:
Most air travel is served by Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada's largest airport. Highway 9 is a provincial highway in Ontario, Canada. The western terminus is Highway 21 in Kincardine and the eastern terminus is the junction Highway 48 is a King's highway in Southern Ontario stretching from Markham Ontario northward to near Beaverton in the township of Brock Ontario The King's Highway 400, more commonly known as Highway 400 or the 400, is a key north-south 400-Series Highway in the Canadian province of Highway 404 is a 400-Series Highway in Ontario, Canada. It runs from the junction of Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway in Highway 407, officially called the 407 Express Toll Route (ETR, is a Tollway located in the Greater Toronto Area, southern Ontario, Canada The King's Highway 427 is a 400-Series Highway in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada, that runs from immediately south of the Queen Lester B Pearson International Airport is a major International airport serving Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated 27 kilometres (17 mi northwest Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport is a regional airport in Markham, used for general aviation and executive jets. Buttonville Municipal Airport or Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport,, is a medium-sized airport in Buttonville, Ontario, Canada, within Buttonville is also home to Toronto Airways Flight School as well as Seneca College. Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is a polytechnic institution that has approximately 90000 part-time and 17000 full-time students There is also an unpaved airport called Hare Field, located in Holland Landing (East Gwillimbury).
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:
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 was a transit system for the Town of Markham, Ontario, Canada. Richmond Hill Transit was created in 1960 to provide public transit service in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada Aurora Transit operated public transit within the town of Aurora, Ontario, Canada, from 1973 to 1999 Newmarket Transit was the most northerly transit system in York Region, Ontario, Canada. Newmarket Transit was the most northerly transit system in York Region, Ontario, Canada.
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. The York Region District School Board is a school board in the public school system of Ontario, Canada, in York Regional Municipality. In addition, the York Catholic District School Board operates 95 schools with a curriculum based in Roman Catholic doctrine. The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB is the publicly funded English Separate Catholic school district authority for York Regional Municipality, Ontario,
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology has three campuses located in York Region, in King, Markham and Newmarket. Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is a polytechnic institution that has approximately 90000 part-time and 17000 full-time students York University is located just outside of York Region's southern border, in Toronto. York University (Université York is a public Research university located in Toronto, Ontario.
In addition, there are many other religious and private schools located in the Region. These include:
York's news media is also served by the outlets based in Toronto. Newmarket ( 2006 Population 74295 is a Town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario
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. McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an art gallery in Kleinburg Ontario, northwest of Toronto Ontario, Canada. Inuit (plural the singular Inuk, means "man" or "person" is a general term for a group of culturally similar Indigenous peoples inhabiting First Nations is a term of Ethnicity that refers to the Aboriginal peoples in Canada who are neither Inuit nor Métis people Canada's Wonderland, which features roller coasters and other rides, concerts and fireworks shows, is also in Vaughan. Canada's Wonderland is a theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, 30 kilometres north of downtown Toronto.
Heritage sites and historical museums in the Region include:
Following is a sample of other attractions in the area:
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. Sibbald Point Provincial Park is a Provincial park located in Sutton West Ontario, Canada on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe, 70 km Omsk (Омск is a city in southwest Siberia in Russia, the administrative center of Omsk Oblast. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Omsk (Омск is a city in southwest Siberia in Russia, the administrative center of Omsk Oblast. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
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.