By 2051, York Region’s population is anticipated to grow to over 2 million people and the economy will be supporting almost 1 million local jobs.
Much of York Region’s growth is allocated to four regional centres: Markham Centre, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC), Newmarket Centre, and Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway Centre. These master-planned, mixed-use communities offer residents and businesses an opportunity to live and work in areas focused on walk-ability and access to transit through our two regional corridors: Yonge Street and Highway 7. Corridors include major transit station areas and lands along the Yonge Street, Highway 7, Davis Drive and Green Lane rapid transit corridors.
Among York Region’s nine local municipalities, the cities of Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill are expected to see continued growth with an approximate average of 2% increase per year in both population and employment between 2016 and 2051.
The Regional Centres and Corridors connect communities and combine pedestrian-friendly, walkable communities with access to transit, jobs, and the Greater Toronto Area.
York Region has undergone a multi-billion-dollar investment from all levels of government for major public infrastructure investments in transit, highway, and broadband projects to support local economic and population growth.
As York Region continues to grow, these infrastructure investment priorities provide sustainable travel options to major business hubs, higher learning institutions, major healthcare centres and other destinations.