Media Release

June 30, 2011

York Region launches Twitter and Facebook page

Social media networks help connect residents to their community

NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York is pleased to announce the launch of its Twitter page, @YorkRegionGovt and Facebook page, found at

"Increasingly, residents obtain information online and via social media networks," said York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch. "York Region’s Facebook and Twitter presence has been designed to complement our existing communications outreach, offering residents a new way to obtain information, provide feedback and connect with their community."

Through the interactive platforms, York Region residents can receive updates about a wide variety of the Region’s programs, services, initiatives and events.

York Region’s social media networks allows residents the opportunity to share information of interest with family and friends, provide feedback and access relevant information with the click of a button.

Residents can follow York Region on Twitter, @YorkRegionGovt and on Facebook,


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Media Contact:       Patrick Casey, Director, Corporate Communications, York Region
                               1-877-464-9675, ext. 1235 • Cell: 905-715-8211 •

Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

 For more information visit us at Follow us on : York Region   @YorkRegionGovt  
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