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YORK REGION: A PLACE PEOPLE LOVE TO CALL HOME

“BEST REGION TO LIVE IN CANADA”

TOP RANKING OUT OF 117 REGIONS IDENTIFIED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Mowat Centre, Independent Public Policy Think Tank at the University of Toronto

People at Festival in York Region

With a population of 1.2 million residents, the Regional Municipality of York is the third largest municipality in the Greater Toronto Area and Canada’s fastest-growing large census division.

Comprised of nine local cities and towns and home to half of the Greater Toronto Area’s top 100 neighborhoods, York Region offers an urban/suburban lifestyle mix that attracts top global talent.

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Top Ranked Neighbourhoods

in the Greater Toronto Area’s Top 100 Neighbourhood’s list are in York Region.
(MoneySense, 2016)

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Top Ranked Secondary Schools

in Greater Toronto Area’s Top 10 Secondary Schools list are in York Region.
(Fraser Institute, 2018)

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Top Ranked
Cities & Towns

in the Top 5 Ontario Municipalities for Resident Satisfaction list.
(Forum Research, 2012)

LIFE IN CANADA

  • Canada ranked #1 country in the world for Quality of Life (Daily Hive)
  • Canada ranked #1 in world for Quality of Life; 2nd best overall (US News)
  • Canada has highest quality of life of all G7 nations (IMD; Economist)
  • World’s “most livable destination” (Economist; EIU)
LIFE IN METRO TORONTO
  • Ranked top for quality of life in North America (PwC; FT fDi Intelligence)
  • “Best international city for work and family” (Fortune)
  • Ranked #1 for Expats experience out of 26 countries (HSBC)
  • Ranked top 5 “most livable” city globally, top 2 in North America (EIU)

QUALITY OF LIFE NEWS FROM YORK REGION

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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