Newmarket is a town in York Region, located north of Toronto. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area and Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario. Many Newmarket residents commute to Toronto and its surrounding communities. Some of Newmarket’s most noticeable landmarks are the Upper Canada Mall, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Main Street Heritage Conservation District, the Fairy Lake Conservation Area, as well as many other parks and recreation areas. The town is bounded on the south by Aurora, on the west by King, on the north by East Gwillimbury and on the east by Whitchurch–Stouffville.
Newmarket is connected to Toronto by highways. It is served by three interchanges along Highway 404 and connected to Highway 400 via Highway 9. Local public transit is provided by York Region Transit, which operates the Viva Blue bus rapid transit route from the Newmarket Bus Terminal to the Finch Bus Terminal in Toronto. YRT/VIVA is building a Rapidway along Davis Drive between Yonge Street and highway 404, with fully separated bus only lanes and center street station platforms between Yonge and Patterson Street. The Project is expected to be completed in 2015.