YORK REGION MUNICIPALITIES
York Region’s diversity is evident in our nine local municipalities, which offer big-city urban vibes to smaller suburban and rural communities. All of them offer unique and sought-after quality of life for every lifestyle! Information and links to our cities and towns are provided below.
ABOUT THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK
Just as Canada is made up of 13 provinces and territories, York Region is made up of nine cities and towns located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and stretches north from Toronto to Lake Simcoe and includes many hectares of protected Greenbelt.
Organized as a two-tier municipal government structure, The Regional Municipality of York is responsible for providing services to all regional residents and businesses, while each local municipality provides additional services. Public transit, water management, emergency medical services and policing are handled by York Region, while waste and recycling collection, parks and recreation, libraries and others are the responsibility of the city or town. Economic development within the Region is a collaborative effort.
Our team and the local municipal economic development offices support the local business community and continue to promote the Region as the place where talent and opportunity intersect to attract new businesses and talent to come here.
Town of Aurora
The Town of Aurora is strategically located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with direct access to 400 series highways and major Canadian and US markets. Aurora’s location offers all the advantages of an urban centre, while maintaining its small town atmosphere.
Town of East Gwillimbury
The Town of East Gwillimbury is a designated growth municipality in Northern York Region, with the projected population increasing from 23,000 to 88,000 people by 2031. East Gwillimbury is close to the city of Toronto and its amenities, while maintaining its famous small-town charm.
Town of Georgina
The Town of Georgina is located one hour North of Toronto. It is composed of three communities including Keswick, Sutton and Pefferlaw. Georgina features over 52 kilometres of Lake Simcoe’s southeastern shores and residents live in a special place that offers a lifestyle like no other in Ontario.
City of Richmond Hill
The City of Richmond Hill is centrally located within the GTA and is home to one of the most educated workforces in Canada and home to companies, including many major corporations and head offices have chosen to locate in Richmond Hill.
Town of Stouffville
The Town of Stouffville (formerly Whitchurch-Stouffville) is recognized as an area of strong planned growth and home to a diverse, highly skilled workforce, thriving culture, an expansive trail system, and a municipal commitment to business.