Regional Municipality of York
The Regional Municipality of York, also called York Region, is a regional municipality in Southern Ontario, Canada, between Lake Simcoe and Toronto. The region was established after the passing of then Bill 102, An Act to Establish The Regional Municipality of York in 1970. It replaced the former York County in 1971, and is part of the Greater Toronto Area and the inner ring of the Golden Horseshoe. The regional government is headquartered in Newmarket.
|Regional Municipality of York|
Ontario's Rising Star
|Established||1792 (as York County)|
|Incorporated||1971 (as a Regional municipality)|
|• Chair||Wayne Emmerson|
|• Governing Body||York Regional Council|
|• Total||1,758.27 km2 (678.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||667.3/km2 (1,728/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
The 2021 census population was 1,173,334, with a growth rate of 5.7% from 2016. The Government of Ontario expects its population to surpass 1.5 million residents by 2031. The largest settlements in York Region include Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill.