YORK-SIMCOE

Population (2006) 120,371
Electors (2011) 86,461
Area (km²) 1,194
Pop. density (per km²) 100.8

The Riding of York-Simcoe has a population of 120,371 people, including 86,461 voters. It contains five municipalities from within the Regional Municipality of York and Simcoe County. Each town within York-Simcoe possesses its own unique characteristics which allow them to be distinct within my constituency.

The Riding consists of the areas within the Regional Municipality of York including the towns of East Gwillimbury, Georgina and the part of the Township of King north of Highway 9. Within the boundaries of York-Simcoe are The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Indian Reserve. It also is made up of the parts of Simcoe County which include the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.

East Gwillimbury
The Town consists of a number of growing urban areas and villages including Holland Landing, Queensville, Mount Albert, River Drive Park, Sharon and the hamlets of Holt and Brown Hill. East Gwillimbury is the home of the beautiful, historic structure & museum, Sharon Temple (c.1832; pictured at left).

Georgina
The following is a listing of localities and communities within the Town of Georgina which over the years have merged with the larger communities but still remain distinct landmarks, and retain their unique and interesting history. This includes the communities of Belhaven, Jackson's Point, Keswick, Pefferlaw, Sibbald Point, Sutton West, Udora, and the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Indian Reserve. The rich history of this area lives on today.

Innisfil
Some of the communities within Innisfil include; Alcona, Belle Ewart, Big Bay Point (photo at left), Churchill, Cookstown, Gilford, Lefroy, Sandy Cove Acres and Stroud.

Bradford
In 1991 the former Town of Bradford and parts of the former Townships of West Gwillimbury and Tecumseth were amalgamated to form the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

King Township
The riding of York-Simcoe consists of a small part of King Township, north of Highway No. 9.

....Bradford's famous roadside sign
Everytime you see this sign you know you're close to home....

....King Township in the past...
This old photo from 1908 shows King City's beginnings.