Media Release

September 13, 2011

Youth invited to help shape the future of York Region

 York Region hosts two youth-oriented Open Houses to discuss Vision 2051
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York invites youth to attend two Open Houses to share their ideas about what makes a great community and what kind of place they want York Region to be in 2051.
The feedback received from youth will contribute to the development of Vision 2051 – a new blueprint for York Region’s future.  Vision 2051 succeeds Vision 2026 – the Region’s primary strategic document. 
Given the long-term outlook of Vision 2051, York Region wants to engage youth in the development of the plan to ensure the decisions made now lay the foundation for the kind of Region they want to inherit.
York Region youth are invited to drop in and provide feedback at the following Open Houses:
Date  Time and location
Thursday, September 15 York Region South Services Centre
50 High Tech Road, Training Room
Richmond Hill
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20 York Region Administrative Centre
17250 Yonge Street, Seminar Room
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open House activities include an opportunity for youth to design their own community, interact with the Vision 2051 online mapping application, complete surveys and sit down with York Region staff to share their ideas about what makes a great community and the kind of place they want York Region to be in 2051.
Refreshments will be provided and all youth participants will be entered in a draw for a chance to win an iPad2.
The Regional Municipality of York was created by the Province of Ontario in 1971, with 2011 marking the 40th anniversary of York Region.  Vision 2051 will build on the 40 years of the past and look 40 years ahead, providing guidance to Regional Council when making decisions and working toward achieving the kind of community our residents want the Region to be 40 years from now.
Individuals who are not able to attend the Open Houses but wish to participate can provide feedback through email at, Twitter at and Facebook at
For more information, surveys and to sign up for the Vision 2051 mailing list, visit or call 905-830-4444, ext. 1532.  

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Media Contact: Michelle McEwan, Corporate Communications, York Region
  1-877-464-9675, ext. 1209 . Cell: 905-251-6412 .
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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