Welcome to Newmarket
Centrally located in the middle of York Region, Newmarket is a flourishing community that spans roughly 38.07 square KM, and offers a great blend of big city amenities, while maintaining the charm of a small town.
Newmarket is home of the York Region Municipality offices, the York Region Court house, Southlake Regional Health centre (& Stronach Cancer Centre), The Upper Canada Mall and many other large scale businesses that feed the local economy.
Originally settled in 1800 by a group of Vermont Quakers, Newmarket began it’s history around Mill Pond (now known as Fairy Lake) and in 1857 was incorporated as a village with a population of 700. Today, the town of Newmarket has been designated as one of Canada’s ‘Places to Grow’ which will help the community collect government funds to help build it’s transit and road infrastructure to ensure the expected growth is properly managed.
Located between Toronto and the Muskoka Cottage Country, Newmarket is a very desirable place to live for those looking for a nice work-life balance, especially in the summer time when the 400 Hwy is jammed with cottage traffic heading north. The township prides it self on the growing outdoor trail system, centred around the Tm Taylor trail, which connect to Aurora’s Nokida Trail and East Gillimbury’s Rogers Reservoir.
Newmarket is an easy commute to Toronto by car down the 404 or 400 highways, by train on the GoTrain, or by bus on the GoBus or VivaBus’. There are plenty of options for those going to and from Toronto.
Points of Interest
Newmarket is home to many points of interest, including The popular Upper Canada Mall, Historic Main Street shopping district, Southlake Regional Health centre (Previously York County Hospital), and the Tom Taylor Trail.
17 Elementary Public Schools (k-8)
4 Public High schools (9-12)
6 Elementary schools (K-8)
1 High School (9-12)
Pickering College (Gr 4-12 co-ed)
Post Secondary Schools:
- Apartment building
- Small residential apartments
- Accessory dwelling units (aka basement apartments)
- Variety of co-op communities in Newmarket to aid in affordable housing options