Posted 19 Mar, 2021
Living in York Region
York Region is a flourishing regional municipality stretching from just north of Toronto all the way up to Lake Simcoe, and is home to more than 1.2 million residents. The nine cities and towns that make up the region are home to some of the most desirable communities in the Greater Toronto Area, and across Canada as a whole. York Region is a major business hub as well, with industry leading jobs across a range of sectors; it is the perfect place to grow your career and your family’s future.
Threaded through with hectares of protected greenbelt, York Region is a diverse and beautiful region of southern Ontario, with a booming business sector and a broad range of services and resources spread between the many varied cities and towns that make up the area. The region is culturally rich, full of activities for the whole family, and boasts a thriving education system.
York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario, and consistently outperforms in provincial testing standards. Good students, good teachers and a great support system make York Region a place where your children can prepare themselves to succeed in their future endeavors and make a difference.
Furthermore, the Government of Ontario, The Regional Municipality of York, The City of Markham and York University have recently announced plans to move forward with the construction of a university campus in the City of Markham. The Markham Centre Campus will bring economic and educational growth to the region, and attract a new, even more diverse group of residents to the area, as well as provide opportunities for local students to thrive within their community.
The York Region area houses a range of recreational and cultural venues for residents to enjoy. There are an abundance of conservation areas and cycling trails throughout the area for residents who enjoy spending time outdoors in the beautiful, natural environment that is so richly available in York Region. There are historic sites to discover and explore, golf courses to enjoy and festivals to attend. The attractions and events in York Region are numerous and just waiting for you to experience them.
If food is your passion, you can get excited about the many farmers’ markets across York Region, as well as the abundance of local wineries and breweries for you to enjoy. There are also a wide variety of unique and delicious restaurants available, as well as all of your well-known favourites.
York Region is also home to many well-respected art galleries, museums and theatres, as well as being home to the York Region Arts Council, a nonprofit charitable arts organization that focuses on community engagement in support of artists, art organizations and creative entrepreneurs.
York Region’s diversity shines through in its culture and community. It offers all of what you expect – a robust and convenient transit system and well-maintained regional roads, numerous conservation efforts to preserve its stunning natural beauty, a broad range of healthcare programs to assist all residents, and support and assistance for its rapidly growing community. More than that, York Region’s nine local municipalities offer unique and vibrant regions that you can so easily fall in love with and, we hope, one day call home.