August 4, 2004

Include York Region in your summer destinations

 
YORK REGION   Still looking for things to do and see this summer?  Come visit York Region, the heartland of Ontario hospitality.
 
Stretching north from Toronto to the southern shore of Lake Simcoe, York Region's nine municipalities beckon you.  Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury and King offer visitors a perfect blend of city and country experiences.
 
In the mood for arts and culture?  Check out the exhibitions The Private Eye: Art Collectors and Their Stories until Nov 14 at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection or the Varley Gallery's William Berczy: Man of Enlightenment until Oct 31. Or explore a variety of museums and galleries and enjoy a Victorian Tea.
 
Love to shop? You'll be in paradise. Browse your way through lovely heritage downtowns and villages, such as Unionville, Kleinburg, Markham and Newmarket.  Explore a multitude of shopping centres and multicultural venues.
 
Is theatre your passion? Whether it's the sounds of jazz or classical, professional comedy or drama productions, York Region offers a variety of theatre options.  Enjoy summer productions at The Red Barn Theatre or Resurgence Theatre's Shakespeare performances.  Celebrate the 20th Anniversary Season at Markham Theatre or take a look at what's playing at The City Playhouse Theatre in Vaughan, the Newmarket Theatre or the Stephen Leacock Theatre in Georgina.  It doesn't end there.
 
Don't forget to bring your golf clubs. The Region boasts some of the province's top-rated golf courses, including Angus Glen, Copper Creek, Eagles Nest and St. Andrews Valley, just to name a few.
 
For thrill seekers, spend a day at Paramount Canada's Wonderland. For water enthusiasts, experience Richmond Hill's year round indoor Wave Pool or fish Lake Simcoe.   Take in a winery tour at one of the outstanding wineries, such as Magnotta Winery, or sample authentic world-class lagers at King Brewery. 
 
Plan to visit this exceptional Ontario destination and enjoy the many festivals, fairs and special events on tap in York Region. Come for a day, stay for a week -- there is so much to see and do. 
Visit www.yorktourism.com for special Stay n Play packages or call York Region Tourism at
1-888-448-0000 for more information.

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

 
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