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Sunset view of the East Holland River in East Gwillimbury

East Gwillimbury makes The 5 Fastest Growing Towns in Canada Everyone is Talking About list

Situated along the East Holland River in the Regional Municipality of York, East Gwillimbury is a town in Southern Ontario and is also part of the Greater Toronto Area. Made up of several villages in the suburbs of the big city, East Gwillimbury is one of the best places to live for families and young professionals.
Markham Fair entrance

Markham Fair: A Grand Tradition of Excellence and Community Spirit!

Set against the backdrop of the crisp autumn season, this iconic event, happening annually the weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving, draws over 80,000 attendees. With a staggering 12,000+ items showcased by about 3,000 exhibitors, it’s a vibrant display of excellence, competition, and community pride.
Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill

York Region Headquartered Hospital Mackenzie Health receives its second Davies Award

“We’re proud to receive the Davies Award of Excellence from HIMSS for a second time and for shining a light on how we are changing the landscape of healthcare innovation across the sector,” said Purvi Desai (pictured), vice president, Digital Health and chief information officer.
International Talent

Canada announces first-ever express entry invitations for skilled newcomers with STEM experience

This announcement signals a momentous milestone in Canada’s commitment to attracting top global talent and solidifying its position as a leader in research, development, and innovation.
David Dunlop Observatory Richmond Hill

Solve clues, conquer quests at David Dunlap Observatory interactive experience in Richmond Hill

“The actors are from a theatre group called Live History and will dress up and play the part of some of our historical figures from the site,” said Maggie MacKenzie, heritage co-ordinator, City of Richmond Hill. “So, for example, prior to the David Dunlap Observatory, it was a family farm, so they’ll be portraying family members and characters from the past.”
Yonge North Subway Extension Map

Ontario advancing contract for Yonge North Subway Extension

The Advance Tunnel Contract includes designing the tunnels and building the launch and extraction shafts that will be used for the tunnel boring machines. It also includes the design and construction of headwalls for stations and emergency exit buildings. To deliver the new subway as quickly as possible, tunneling will begin first, followed by a separate contract to build the stations, rail and systems.
Cosmofest Saturday June 3

CosmoFEST – Canada’s premier musical instrument expo and live music festival in Richmond Hill is back

“We know that CosmoFEST is all about bringing music and the community together and we wouldn’t have it any other way. More than ever, we are grateful to perform music for the people. On June 3rd we kick off our summer touring at CosmoFEST in Richmond Hill.” — Neil Osborne, 54·40
Tundra Twister

Canada’s Wonderland to deliver a swinging season with new 360-degree thrill ride, new family launch coaster and a full lineup of world-class events and entertainment

“We’re proud to offer such a diversity of experiences to our guests,” said Norm Pirtovshek, general manager. “Through four seasons we have more than 200 attractions at the park, rides for guests of all ages and world-class events and entertainment that can’t be missed.”
Federal, Provincial, and Regional Politicians at the announcement for broadband funding.

Governments of Canada and Ontario invest over $48 million to bring high-speed internet access to more than 3,800 homes and businesses in York Region

This project is part of an existing partnership between Ontario and Canada. On July 29, 2021, the governments announced their partnership to support large-scale, fibre-based projects that will provide high-speed internet access to more than 280,000 rural and remote households across the province.
Lifeguards at Canada's Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland to hire 4,000 associates for 2023 season

“Our seasonal associates play an important role in our mission of delivering amazing experiences to all of our guests,” said Norm Pirtovshek, general manager at Canada’s Wonderland. “We’re proud to offer highly competitive wages, amazing perks, and an opportunity to make lifelong friends and develop essential leadership skills to help build future careers.”
Happy Holidays

York Region Business Update // December 2022

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the December edition now!