The Town of Newmarket is a municipality in the heart of Region of York, represented by nine Councillors, including Mayor Tony Van Bynen and Regional Councillor John Taylor. The Council members set policies, by-laws, approve planning applications, give direction and set budgets for the Town. Mayor Van Bynen and Regional Councillor Taylor represent the Town of Newmarket on Regional Council.
Newmarket covers a 14.2 square miles (38.07 square kilometres) area in the heart of York Region, midway between downtown Toronto and Barrie.
The Town of Newmarket is a multicultural community with a population of 84,000. This number is projected to grow to 98,000 by 2026. From 1991-2006, the Town of Newmarket's population has risen by 63.4 % while the GTA average has risen by 53.1%. (Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Canada)
The Town of Newmarket has a small town charm, with big city conveniences. The close proximity to Toronto makes it attractive to business and citizens. A gentle blend of land-uses makes Newmarket a perfect location for young families and professionals alike. The Town of Newmarket is the home of York Regional Headquarters, and Southlake Regional Health Centre.