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Toronto Area's York Region

Discover What Life Is Like In Toronto Area's York Region

If you’re looking for your next career opportunity, why not look for a place that’s just as amazing to live as it is to work. You’ll find that here in Toronto area’s York Region! When it comes to lifestyle, you’ll find urban centres to spacious suburbs to nature escapes letting you live the lifestyle you want!

York Region sits just north of the City of Toronto and is home to 1.2 million diverse, talented, and friendly residents. The Region’s nine cities and towns are some of the most sought-after communities in Canada and attract thousands of new professionals and families every year.

The Region is a major business hub with over 57,000+ businesses, 629,000 jobs, two of Toronto area’s four largest business districts, and home to many of the GTA’s industry leading companies across a range of sectors. It is the ideal place to take the next step in your life and career.

Live An Active Life In Your Own Community

York Region is a special place where you can ride the world’s tallest and fastest dive roller-coaster, shop brand names at world-class malls, take a stroll in your neighborhood park, and enjoy a delicious meal on a historic main street, all on the same day.

Food vendors

Love tasting new foods?
There are literarily thousands of places to choose from, offering cuisine from every corner of the globe. Or challenge your taste buds at the many multicultural events happening across York Region throughout the year.

Unionville Main Street

Love to shop?
York Region is home to top-quality malls, quaint main street shops, and when in season, dozens of farmers’ markets. By shopping locally, you’re supporting small businesses in your community. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, it’s just a short drive or transit ride to Downtown Toronto.

A heron in York Region Forest

Love being immersed in nature?
If connecting with nature is more your style then you can hike or cycle the many parks, trails, forests and conservation areas across York Region. Or head up to Lake Simcoe for a day at the beach or for water sports.

Photo Credit: Canada's Wonderland

Love fun activities for the whole family?
York Region has gained a reputation as one of Canada’s most family-friendly communities, so there are a ton of things to do here with kids, all year round – recreation, extracurricular education, sports, indoor entertainment, community events, pumpkin patches, fairs – It’s all here, and more.

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Love arts and culture?
You’ll appreciate the many local festivals that regularly rank in the top 100 in Canada, theatres, shows, and public art galleries, including the world-famous Group of Seven collection at McMichael Canadian Art Collection.


Love exploring the big city?
You’re always only a direct subway ride, GO train ride, or short drive to Downtown Toronto to enjoy everything that Canada’s largest city has to offer. Making it even more convenient, you can now transfer between York Region Transit, the TTC, Durham Transit, MiWay, and Brampton Transit on one-fare!

Looking for more things to do in York Region?

Our nine cities and towns each offer their own unique experiences to enjoy. Use these links to find events and things to do in your community!

Life in York Region News