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The GayYorkRegion logo: A symbolic map of the region using rainbow colours to represent the nine municipalities of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville
Your local community connection.
We are:
  • A leading online provider of resource information[1] to members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) communities in the areas we serve.
  • A not-for-profit service that is gay owned and managed. All of our revenue is used to finance the maintenance and operation of our websites, publicize their existence to community members and to sponsor important local community initiatives.
We offer:
  • Free advertising in our online resource directory for local LGBT not-for-profit organizations.
  • Low cost advertising for other organizations and businesses.
  • Event advertising in our event calendar. [2]
  • Online facilities that enable you to create and maintain your own ad. [3]
Our online resource directory is a favourite source of information about local welcoming businesses and service providers, visited regularly by LGBT community members, their families and their friends.
It is divided into three sections, accessed via the Scene, Services and Supplies menu buttons. Unlike other online directories, it enables companies and organizations to be rated according to their gay friendliness, as well as the quality of their goods and services.
Ads in our resource directory and events calendar can be published on any or all of our four websites. Websites covering other GTA regions are scheduled to be launched in the future.
The websites on which individual advertisements and events appear depends on the market area that an advertiser defines for their goods or services. The defined market area also affects the ranking of items according to distance from the location of the person viewing the directory.
To increase visibility, advertisements relevant to a website visitor are also selected in rotation for display on our front page.
[1] By 'resource information' we mean advertisements, ratings and other information that enable our audience to make a more informed decision about the companies and organizations they wish to patronize.
[2] We are only able to advertise events related to businesses and organizations listed in our resource directory. If you wish to advertise an event, you will first need to create an advertisement for your business or organization.
[3] If you prefer, we can also set up and maintain your ad, but additional fees may then apply. There are no setup or maintenance fees if you use our online facilities to do this yourself.