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The Town of East Gwillimbury is located in the northern part of York Region, 30 minutes EG logonorth of Toronto.  It has a well balanced community of a growing urban area and a rish, fertile rural area covering 238 square kilometres.  The Town consists of a wide variety of urban areas and villages including Holland Landing, Queensville, Mount Albert, River Drive Park and Sharon which are seperated by farms forests, shorelines, country residences and recreational areas.  Due to the richness of urban resources, rural historical and recreational variety, The Town of East Gwillimbury is a popular area for businesses, residents and visitor for both commercial opportunities and year round activities.  The Town is rich with history from early settlement periods dating back to the late seventeen hundreds along with modern attractions throughout the town.

In the late 1700's, Governor John Graves Simcoe was looking for the best route north from York (now Toronto) to the British naval posts on Georgian Bay, to aid in this he commissioned the first survey of East Gwillimbury in 1800 and ultimately the Town of East Gwillimbury was incorporated in 1850.  Governor Simcoe named the Town in honour of his wife's maiden name "Gilliam".

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Email:        Phone: (905)478-4282   

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Mail:  The Town of East Gwillimbury,

                     19000 Leslie Street,

                                          Sharon, ON  L0G 1V0