Just minutes north of Toronto, York Region is a special place – it is uniquely characterized by its rich cultural diversity, vibrant urban areas, vast green spaces and Lake Simcoe waterfront. As a resident or visitor, there are many opportunities to discover and experience everything York Region has to offer.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting local businesses is more important than ever. We encourage residents to shop local and explore your local community safely.
While there is lots to explore in York Region, both residents and businesses need to follow York Region Public Health guidelines to ensure health and safety.
Face masks or coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces are mandatory in York Region
Be sure to maintain at least 2-metres distance between yourself and others
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or an alcohol-based sanitizer
We hope you come hungry. From cafe’s overlooking Lake Simcoe to fine dining in vibrant downtown areas, York Region is a foodie’s delight.
Breweries, escape rooms, drive-in theatres, mini-putt, farmers’ markets and more – there is no shortage of epic experiences in York Region.
World-class art galleries? Check. Internationally-renowned theme parks? Check. Museums celebrating our unique history? Check.
York Region is encouraging residents to shop, eat and support local businesses during these challenging times.
Residents can support over 50,000 York Region businesses by choosing to #shoplocalYR. Now more than ever they need community support.
Want to become famous on this website? Use the #ReadyWhenYR hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and your post may appear below!
The Drummer’s Hangout contest has closed. Please check back to this page regularly and stay tuned to social media for our next contest announcement!
With thousands of attractions, experiences and restaurants to choose from, there’s only one thing left to do: explore! Visit experienceyorkregion.com to find local events, shopping and much more.
We are inviting you, your business, your event or organization to join our #ReadyWhenYR campaign and let everyone know that you’re ready to welcome guests back! You can RSVP, download a toolkit, images and our campaign logo on experienceyorkregion.com and start promoting your business today.