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According to the 2018 Regional Official Plan Monitoring Report, the live/work ratio in York Region increased over two per cent between 2011 and 2016. With more jobs available in York Region today than ever before, the local economy continues to grow.

York Region is a destination-of-choice for top talent seeking good jobs and a high quality of life. City building, infrastructure investments and improved transit are just some of the reasons more people and businesses are choosing York Region.

2017 report highlights include:

  • Sustainable Natural Environment: Over 600 hectares of land protected since 2009
  • Healthy Communities: Medium and high density housing forms are up 21 per cent since 2012
  • Economic Vitality: There is more than one job for every two residents
  • An Urbanized Region: York Region is on track to meet 2031 population and employment forecasts
  • Agricultural and Rural Areas: Annual gross farm receipts increased 28 per cent from 2001 to 2016
  • Servicing the Population: In addition to the opening of the York/Spadina subway extension, overall transit use is up in York Region, with less residents relying on the car

The live/work ratio is expected to increase over the coming years. For more information view the 2018 Regional Official Plan Monitoring Report. If you would like to be involved in helping inform, or receive communications on, the York Region Official Plan review, please contact Planning and Economic Development staff at futureyork@york.ca




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