The Regional Municipality Of York


On World Cities Day show us why you #loveyr

It's Your Pic ImageNewmarket – Can you imagine Shanghai without the Shanghai Tower, the world’s second tallest building? Or New York City without Times Square? On Wednesday, October 31, York Region will celebrate World Cities Day.There are so many great urban locations in York Region worth exploring.

Starting today we’re asking residents to participate in a photo contest sharing the urban places and spaces that give them a reason to #loveyr.

York Region is one of Canada’s largest Regional municipalities and the second largest business centre in Canada. Our urban centres are where people can live, work and play, with options available for transportation, employment, housing, retail, entertainment, education and access to services.

Examples of urban places can be seen through the Region’s four urban growth centres in Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill and Vaughan.

In recognition of World Cities Day you are encouraged to celebrate York Region’s urban places and spaces.

Between October 25 and November 12 post a photo of your favourite buildings or the bustling businesses that defines a downtown or urban area in your community to Instagram @yorkregiongovt using the hashtags #itsyourpicyr and #loveyr for the chance to win a Visa gift card.

Photos will be used as Regional staff updates the York Region Official Plan and look to build more of what you love. For more information visit

Tell us the kind of place you want York Region to be. York Region is currently undertaking a review of the York Region Official Plan as a component of a broader Municipal Comprehensive Review. An updated Regional Official Plan, will guide the Region’s population and employment growth. We want the public to directly participate in shaping the Region’s planned community structure.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. 

Media Contact

Nancy La Neve, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71207 Cell: 289-716-9605

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