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Newmarket, Ontario (Town)

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Newmarket is a town located approximately 45 kilometers north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Newmarket is served by three interchanges along Ontario provincial highway 404. It is the seat of York Region. Southlake Regional Health Centre is located in Newmarket. Newmarket's elevation above sea level is 239 meters. It has an area of 38.07 square kilometers and is part of the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe in an area known as the 905 region.
The town was founded in 1801 as a Quaker settlement led by Timothy Rogers. A legacy of the town's fathers is the Quaker-founded independent school, Pickering College, which moved here in 1908. Newmarket is a thriving community unto itself, with a strong awareness of its own history. Newmarket is not a new bedroom community; it is a very old and industrious town that is rich with heritage. The town is bounded on the north by the town of East Gwillimbury, on the east by the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, on the south by the town of Aurora and on the west by King Township.
There are two man-made lakes in Newmarket. Fairy Lake, is a favourite recreational spot in the centre of town is a former millpond on the East Holland River. Bogart Pond, also a former millpond, is fed and drained by Bogart Creek in Bogarttown.
Newmarket has 15 elementary schools and 4 secondary schools under the York Region district school board, 6 elementary schools and 1 secondary school under The York Catholic District School Board and Pickering College, a private school. Recently the city has undergone major improvements. It has become a popular destination for tourism.

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