The region includes the cities of Markham and Vaughan, the towns of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Newmarket, Richmond Hill and Whitchurch-Stoufville, and the township of King - all of which make up our nine municipalities.
With more than one million residents, York Region's population is just under half that of Toronto and its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) residents are estimated to number between 40,000 and 70,000.
The region covers 1,776 square kilometres (686 square miles) from Lake Simcoe in the north to the City of Toronto in the south. It borders Simcoe County and Peel Region in the west and Durham Region in the east. But despite its size and the diversity of its population, York Region enjoys the lowest crime rate in the Greater Toronto Area.
Tourist information for York Region can be found at
Proclaiming Pride Week
Earlier this year, we contacted
the government offices of our region and its nine local municipalities to request that they proclaim
as Pride Week in
and that they fly the rainbow flag throughout that week. The areas of the map on the right will change colour as we become aware of proclamations being issued by the local municipalities.