The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is the third fastest growing community in Canada and the second fastest growing municipality in Ontario. Located just 40 kilometres from downtown Toronto, Whitchurch-Stouffville is one of nine local municipalities that form The Regional Municipality of York within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) market of six million people – the fifth largest regional economy in North America. It has a very diverse local economy with strengths in knowledge-based industries, advanced manufacturing, building and construction as well as agriculture and tourism sectors. Whitchurch-Stouffville is becoming more urbanized, while retaining its rural roots – offering the best of both worlds. Owing to the area’s natural beauty and recreational assets, the Town has a strong existing tourism product with York Region Forests, the Oak Ridges Moraine, Treetop Trekking, the Lebovic Centre for the Arts and Entertainment – 19 on the Park, and local wineries providing valuable tourism experiences.
The Town is governed by a mayor and six councillors, with one councillor representing each of the six municipal wards. The Mayor of Whitchurch–Stouffville represents the town on the York Regional Council.