How York Region Works
Just as Canada is made up of 13 provinces and territories, York Region is made up of nine cities and towns.
Organized as a two-tier municipal government structure, York Region 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 economic development offices support the business community in a variety of ways. Discover how we support the business community.
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