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WELCOME HOME TO YORK REGION

IN THE HEART OF GREATER TORONTO…

York Region is a thriving and diverse community in Canada that is home to:

  • 1.2 million residents
  • 52,000+ businesses
  • 620,000 jobs
  • 4 urban growth centres
  • Canada’s highest concentration of technology companies

ONTARIO’S FASTEST GROWING…

…large municipality and third largest business hub. York Region is a top destination in the Toronto area and Canada for business, talent, and investment.

York Region Business Community

YORK REGION IS…

…comprised of nine local cities and towns, which are Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, and King.

“BEST REGION TO LIVE IN CANADA”

York Region placed first out of 117 regions identified across the country in a study by The Mowat Centre (University of Toronto) assessing overall livability across different socio-economic factors.

AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE IN CANADA

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BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
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Spread throughout York Region’s nine cities and towns in the Greater Toronto Area

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LOCAL JOBS IN
YORK REGION
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Across a variety of key industry sectors including ICT, financial services, and more…

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RESIDENTS IN THE GTA'S YORK REGION
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York Region is a welcoming community and one of the most diverse regions in Canada

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TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
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Highest concentration of information technology companies in Canada

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NEW JOBS CREATED EACH YEAR (avg)
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Career opportunities for every experience level, what’s it like to live and work here?

YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS

Newmarket Headquartered AirBoss Announces Multi-Million Dollar Contract Award for Australian Defence Force

NEWMARKET, Ontario, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) announced today that AirBoss Defense, the defense products line of its Engineered Products segment, has been awarded components of the personal protective equipment portion of the Land 2110 Phase 1B program for the Australia Defence Force (ADF), from Leidos Australia Pty Ltd. (Leidos). In partnership with Leidos, AirBoss Defense will deliver critical capability in the area of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence (CBRND) to the ADF by supplying its gloves, overboots and recently-commercialized Low Burden Mask. The value of the contract is expected to be USD$11 Million plus any potential revenue from an initial five-year support phase. Deliveries under the contract are expected to commence in 2019 and continue through 2023.

Full Article: www.globalnewswire.com

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New Subway Service is Transforming Vaughan with Spikes in Transit Ridership, New Development Being Credited to New Extension

Vaughan TTCThe recently opened Toronto-York Spadina subway extension is being credited for driving “transformational” growth in downtown Vaughan, though some of the new stations appear to be suffering some early growing pains, according to the latest ridership numbers from the TTC.

The line, which opened in December 2017, includes six new stations stretching from Downsview Park to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

Full Article: www.cbc.ca

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YORK LINK IS HERE TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS

Expanding your business into the Greater Toronto Area is an important decision. Finding the right location where your business can succeed is key, but it also needs to be where your employees want to be. From strategic connections, finding office space, to government grant opportunities, and discovering why the lifestyle here is sought-after, we will show you why York Region is where talent and opportunity intersect.

In partnership with our local cities and towns, York Region’s Economic Development team provides complimentary and confidential support services to local and international businesses looking to expand or establish operations in Toronto area’s York Region.

York Region Economic Strategy
LOCATIONS

The Regional Municipality of York
Economic Strategy Office
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
L3Y 6Z1

York Link
169 Enterprise Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L6G 1B3

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