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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario is part of Simcoe County and the Greater Toronto Area. It is located along the Holland River. The major highways serving the town are Highways 400 and 9 along with other county roads. The town is accessible by bus or commuter train operated by GO Transit.
On the other hand, East Gwillimbury, Ontario is part of York County and is also located along the Holland River. York Region Transit runs the town’s bus services while GO Transit operates the buses and commuter trains that connect the town to Toronto.
Schools in East Gwillimbury are managed by the York Region District School Board and the York Catholic School Board.
West Gwillimbury offers access to beaches, golf courses, cycling and hiking trails as well as scenic drives. Holland Marsh where most of Canada’s vegetables are grown is in West Gwillimbury. The Scanlon Creek Conservation Area provides picnic facilities in an unspoiled natural setting. It can accommodate large gatherings.
The unique architecture of the historic Sharon Temple in East Gwillimbury attracts residents and visitors alike. Designated as a National Historic Site, the temple is now a museum and a National Peace Site. East Gwillimbury has many outdoor recreation al facilities including the York Equestrian Centre west of highway 404. Walking trails are located in the York Regional Forest while some conservation areas are open for public exploration at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.
Gwillimbury homes on the Bradford side are located on large, wooded home sites. The most graceful homes are in the picturesque neighborhoods of Westin,Grand Central and Summerlyn Village. The rich soil of the area makes beautiful gardens possible with little effort.
The area’s business base may not be as extensive as other GTA cities but big enterprises have invested in Gwillimbury. Auto parts suppliers Dortech North and Faurecia Automotive Seating Canada Ltd have huge operations in the town. Spectra Aluminum Products, Inc. operates out of Gwillimbury. The company engineers aluminum products for the automotive and design industries.
Food production and processing is one of the area’s strong points. Gwillimbury is a perfect fit for food-related businesses because the town is close to Holland Marsh, and it has good access to Toronto and the airport.
Owners of Gwillimbury homes relish the small town setting that fosters a strong sense of community while supporting the town’s effort to boost economic growth.
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