Home to nearly 1.2 million residents, York Region is recognized as one of the safest and most diverse regions in Canada. By 2041, the population is expected to reach nearly 1.8 million, outpacing both provincial and national growth levels.
York Region is comprised of nine municipalities, spanning from Steeles Avenue in the south to Lake Simcoe in the north. In total, the jurisdiction covers 1,756 square kilometres of land and 350 square kilometres of waterways. Every day, there are 2.4 million vehicle trips on York Region’s 4,100 kilometres of urban and rural roads, helping residents get to where they live, work and play.
District Map of York Region
York Region by the Numbers
of residents self-identify as a visible minority
By 2031, one in five residents will be age
of residents have a post-secondary education
new jobs to be created by 2041
Through the environmental scan, York Regional Police identifies, analyzes and monitors environmental factors that can influence the delivery of police services in the future. These factors include regional, demographic and socio-economic trends; crime, calls for service and resource trends; public safety and legislative impacts at the federal, provincial and municipal levels; and political and environmental changes.
The identification of these key factors helps York Regional Police ensure that our business plan reflects and responds to our changing environment.