Economic Development

The Town of Stouffville is one of the jewels of the GTA, located just north of Toronto on Highway 404. We are a community rich in heritage and character and we are committed to offering our residents and businesses ‘Country Close to the City’.

Stouffville is a mere 14 kilometers from the northern border of Canada’s largest city - Downtown Toronto can be seen from windows as far north as Bloomington Road.

The community is immediately bordered by the municipalities of Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Uxbridge, and Pickering, which combined with Stouffville contain a population of 895,000 people.

Just a ten-minute drive north of Markham and an easy GO Train ride to Union Station, Stouffville is conveniently located on the edge of the GTA. With quick access to Highways 404 and 407, Whitchurch-Stouffville offers a fast commute north or south and serves as the ideal bedroom community for those seeking relief from the congestion of larger urban centers.

What surprises many upon discovering Stouffville is that, in addition to its abundance of small-town charm, the area is a thriving community filled with galleries, theaters, restaurants, recreation, and more. Here, everything essential to your life and how you live is just steps away. Stouffville has achieved the seemingly impossible task of maintaining its small-town feel while still providing all the conveniences and amenities of city living.

Find maps and resources for Stouffville's Official Plan, York Region Official Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, Zoning By-law, development activity, development fees, charges, and property taxes.

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A business and tourism-oriented monthly community newspaper.

Our Economic Development Office helps location managers, producers, and filmmakers navigate filming in beautiful Stouffville. 

Read the Economic Development Strategy and the Commercial Market and Policy Study.

Review our Community Improvement Plan and leverage different programs and funding opportunities to help your business succeed. 

Visit our census hub for demographics such as population, housing, income, labour, and more. 

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