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Family Living East Gwillimbury

East Gwillimbury, located immediately north of Newmarket, has a rich heritage and deep historic roots. Early settlement of the town dates to the late eighteenth century when a group of Quakers were attracted to the town and formed the communities of Sharon, Holland Landing and Hackett’s Corners and Queensville.

East Gwillimbury is the first jurisdiction in Canada to require ENERGY STAR® certification for all homes and residential units. This is a great benefit to these homeowners as energy-efficient housing not only costs less but is more comfortable to live in. Queen’s Landing is committed to  “green living”, using sustainable building principles and offering the most up to date homes with third-party certification.

Residents are well served by transportation. Highway 404 and Highway 400 are just down the street making it easy to get to work or other areas within the GTA. The Highway 404 expansion is now open and goes from Green Lane to Ravenshoe Road. Public transportation such as York Region Transit operates bus services to Sharon, Holland Landing, and Mount Albert. GO Transit offers trains and buses to Toronto from the nearby East Gwillimbury GO Station.  

There are nine elementary schools in East Gwillimbury with more coming, including one right in the Queen’s Landing community.

Enjoy the urban convenience of nearby shopping centres, retail stores, and markets. Spend a day at Upper Canada Mall and be outfitted in all the latest trends.  And do all your grocery shopping at the Green Lane Centre, which includes both Costco and  Loblaws. Looking for a deal? The Tanger Outlets are a quick drive away up Hwy 400 in Cookstown.

East Gwillimbury has two nearby Farmers’ Markets to enjoy fresh, locally produced food. East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market is going into its sixth year. The Newmarket Farmers’ Market has been around since 1999 and has over 800 shoppers per day.

East Gwillimbury is the perfect place for families to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and stay active. If you’re into sports, East Gwillimbury has sport and recreational organizations for all ages and skills, including soccer, baseball, tennis, ice skating, hockey and more. To find more about recreational activities click here.

There are also beautiful trails and green spaces throughout the area. The Nokiidaa and Tom Taylor Trails run through Aurora, Newmarket and East Gwillimbury. The trail passes through parks, wetlands, historical sites and the Newmarket Farmers’ Market.

Queen’s Landing is the perfect community for you and your family to grow and call home. What do you love about East Gwillimbury? Tag @mintoqueenslanding in your photos and tweets. Want to hear more about Queen's Landing? Register today!