Regional Municipality of York
The Regional Municipality of York
Ontario's Rising Star
Map showing York Region's location in Ontario
|Established (Regional Municipality)||1971|
| • Chair|
York Regional Council
|• Total||1,761.84 km2 (680.25 sq mi)|
|• Density||506.7/km2 (1,312/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
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 old York County in 1971. In 2006, nearly 893,000 people were living in the Regional Municipality of York. It is the fastest growing region in Canada and it is expected to grow to more than 1.5 million people by 2031. The whole region is part of the Greater Toronto Area and is part of the Golden Horseshoe. The capital of the region is in Newmarket.
Geography[change | change source]
York Region covers 1,776 square kilometres from Lake Simcoe in the north to the city of Toronto in the south. The eastern border is shared with Durham Region. To the west is Peel Region, and Simcoe County is to the northwest.
Towns and cities in York Region include:
- Town of Aurora
- Town of East Gwillimbury
- Town of Georgina
- Township of King
- City of Markham
- Town of Newmarket
- Town of Richmond Hill
- City of Vaughan
- Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Notes[change | change source]
- "Population of York Region".
- "York Region Growth Management - Planning for Tomorrow". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
Other websites[change | change source]
- York Region Official site
- Yorkregion.com online news
- York Regional Police
- Map of York Region Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine
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