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York Region’s planned growth

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Did you know York Region’s population grew by 19,600 in 2017? This accounts for 15 per cent of all Greater Toronto Hamilton Area growth. The Town of East Gwillimbury experienced the highest rate of growth in York Region in 2017 at 6.7 per cent.

The finding is part of a report on growth and development that demonstrates significant population, employment, construction and housing market growth in York Region over the past four years.

City building is a priority in York Region’s four provincially designated strategic growth areas, which remain hubs for intensification and economic activity. These locations include: Newmarket Centre (Yonge and Davis Drive), Markham Centre (Highway 7 and Warden Avenue), Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway (Highway 7 and Yonge Street) and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (Highway 7 and Jane Street).

The Region’s planned growth is supported by infrastructure and transit investment, which continue to attract employers and top-talent to the Region. For example, employment growth in the Centres and Corridors is up 4.3 per cent year-over-year in 2017, trending even higher than York Region’s overall 3.3 per cent growth.

If you think there are more cranes in the sky in York Region these days you are correct. Overall development is up with 26 multi-storey residential and mixed-use buildings under construction in the Region’s Centres and Corridors right now.

With the total estimated value of construction in 2017 reaching $3.98 billion York Region continues to grow – building strong, safe, caring communities.





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