Government: The Town of Newmarket is a municipality in the heart of Region of York, represented by nine Councillors, including Mayor Tony Van Bynen and Regional Councillor John Taylor. The Council members set policies, by-laws, approve planning applications, give direction and set budgets for the Town. Mayor Van Bynen and Regional Councillor Taylor represent the Town of Newmarket on Regional Council.
Area: Newmarket covers a 14.2 square miles (38.07 square kilometres) area in the heart of York Region, midway between downtown Toronto and Barrie.
People: The Town of Newmarket is a multicultural community with a population of 84,000. This number is projected to grow to 98,000 by 2026. From 1991-2006, the Town of Newmarket's population has risen by 63.4 % while the GTA average has risen by 53.1%. (Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Canada)
Features: The Town of Newmarket has a small town charm, with big city conveniences. The close proximity to Toronto makes it attractive to business and citizens. A gentle blend of land-uses makes Newmarket a perfect location for young families and professionals alike. The Town of Newmarket is the home of York Regional Headquarters, and Southlake Regional Health Centre.
Main Street is a unique experience with early 1800s styled historic architecture, streetlights, and custom grown flower barrels. Its proximity to the Holland River Trail System and Fairy Lake allows for recreational, cultural and arts activities. Local businesses provide boutiques, patio eateries, live theatres and a seasonal farmer's market in a vibrant setting. Also located on Main Street is the Elman W. Campbell Museum, which has a collection of Newmarket artifacts.
Upper Canada Mall is another great shopping experience, with over 1,000,000-square-feet and 250 stores, located along a bustling Yonge Street corridor.
Newmarket has over 70 parks and nature trails including the Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area/Fairy Lake and the Mabel Davis Conservation Area.
Residents are welcomed and encouraged to utilize Newmarket's many excellent recreation facilities which are available at reasonable rates for meetings, recreation programs, fund raising events, social activities and much more! The Magna Centre is a state-of-the-art recreation complex and features an Olympic-sized and three NHL-sized arenas, a 25-metre community pool and 21-metre learning pool, a full-sized gymnasium and walking track, three multi-purpose rooms, a restaurant and a pro shop. The Ray Twinney Recreation Complex features two arenas, a large indoor pool, all with spectator seating, snack bars and change room facilities.
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