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The Regional Municipality of York stretches north from Toronto to Lake Simcoe and includes many hectares of protected Greenbelt. York Region’s diversity is evident in our nine local municipalities, geography, economic development and population. 

The County of Simcoe is comprised of sixteen towns and townships. The County has an estimated population of 465,000 people and is the second largest County based upon population and third largest based upon physical size​ in Ontario. ​

King Township

Residents enjoy a wide range of leisure activities at the Township's abundant variety of parks, recreation and cultural facilities, including three arenas, Centennial Mountain ​​Biking Park, and Cold Creek Conservation Area. Other community and cultural facilities such as the King Township Museum, Community Halls and four full-service public libraries are all part of the offerings the Township provides. Exquisite dining, world-class golf courses, and cycling paths that challenge beginners and the experienced alike, add to the Township's unparalleled quality of life.  Along with community groups and partners, the Township continues to enhance arts, culture and recreation programming for all ages, and provides for safe outdoor parks and green spaces for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. 


The Town of Newmarket is located in York Region and is home to over 85,000 residents. Newmarket has consistently been named one of the Best Places to Live in Canada by MoneySense Magazine and has garnered an international reputation for being one of the country's most dynamic, diverse and desirable towns to live and work in. Newmarket is also widely considered a progressive place with a reputation for innovation, particularly in its environmental projects.

Newmarket is located between the bustling City of  Toronto and picturesque cottage country – allowing us to retain small town charm while providing big city amenities such as premium health care facilities (Southlake Regional Health Centre), upscale shopping and retail (Upper Canada Mall and unique shops around Town) and advanced transit networks.

Its proximity to 400 series highways, sprawling parks and trails and affordable housing makes Newmarket an ideal location for young families and professionals alike.


The Town of Aurora is a fast-growing community, with a small-town atmosphere located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Aurora has a diverse economy, well-educated and skilled workforce, excellent transportation connections and is home to large corporations such as Magna, State Farm and the York Regional Police headquarters. Aurora is a strong supporter of healthy and active lifestyles for residents of all ages. We have up-to-date, multi-use recreational facilities and a variety of programs, playing fields, parks and trails. Aurora has over 46 parks encompassing more than 700 acres. We also have an extensive trail system with approximately 57 kilometers for joggers, hikers and skiers to enjoy! Aurora has an active downtown core with several shopping options, whether it be specialty items or services you’re looking for or simply grabbing a bite to eat. Aurora is also a multi-faith community with direct access to several places of worship.  There is so much to do and see in Aurora. Discover the beautiful scenery, extensive parks and trails systems and picturesque community. It is one of the most ideal places in York Region to live, work and play!

Bradford West Gwillimbury

Bradford West Gwillimbury is guided by goals that seek a balanced and logical approach to all development. A high priority is placed on the protection and enhancement of the communities agricultural activities and natural environment, particularly the Holland Marsh which is a defining force in the community.

By pursing a clearly stated and focused economic plan, the community successfully supports existing businesses and encourage new commercial and industrial enterprises.   Opportunities have been found in the many and varied skills of our residents. Opportunities have also been realized by diversifying our economic and agricultural base and by promoting a comprehensive tourism strategy. Through revitalization, the downtown has become an attractive and active "people place".

Finally, Bradford West Gwillimbury is governed by a financially and socially responsible municipal administration. It is a responsive administration that appreciates the diverse needs of its residents. By encouraging public awareness and participation in the decision making process, the joint efforts of municipal government and residents have ensured that the communities vision for the future is realized.  Bradford West Gwillimbury is a desirable place to live, work and play.

New Tecumseth

Welcome to New Tecumseth

The Town of New Tecumseth was created in January 1991 and encompasses the former municipalities of the Town of Alliston, Villages of Beeton and Tottenham, and Tecumseth Township.

Richmond Hill

The Town of Richmond Hill started out as a small settlement located partially in the Township of Vaughan and partially in the Township of Markham. The Town's development was closely linked with the development of Yonge Street, which was planned primarily as a military road by John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada.  The Town was officially incorporated on June 18, 1872 as a village and the first council meeting was held on January 1, 1873 under the leadership of Abraham Law as Reeve. Richmond Hill developed because of its proximity to Toronto, as farmers came into town on their way to Toronto markets and people travelled up and down Yonge Street to and from communities further north.  Data from the recent census conducted by Statistics Canada indicated that Richmond Hill continues to be one of Canada's fastest growing municipalities. The Town's population exceeded 200,000 in 2014.  Over the years, Richmond Hill has remained a distinctive community, one of change yet with strong historical roots. Even during this time of most extensive growth to-date, Richmond Hill has remained a community with a friendly, down-to-earth flavour. That is why the Town's un-official motto is "A little north, a little nicer." 


The City of Vaughan is one of the fast growing municipalities in Canada. With a population of more than 320,000 people,Vaughan includes the communities of Concord, Kleinburg, Maple, Thornhill and Woodbridge.

Officially incorporated as a city in 1991, Vaughan was the first city in York Region. Its roots date back to the 1700s when the first townships were created. The City of Vaughan is a multicultural community where 99 different languages are spoken. According to the 2011 Census, 45 per cent of the population is comprised of immigrants, and visible minorities account for 27 per cent.

Vaughan has a rich history, and strong civic pride, and we are continuing to build a City we can all take pride in.

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