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North of Toronto, in the heart of York Region, lies the tranquil town of Newmarket. With a population of 84,000, this municipality is part of both the GTA and the Golden Horseshoe, and it lies midway between downtown Toronto and cottage country. In 2013, Newmarket ranked 4th out of the "Top 10 Small Cities" in the country for MoneySense magazine's annual "Best Places to Live" survey. And it's not hard to see why — if you're looking for small town charm with big city convenience, this is the place to be.

Newmarket is connected to Toronto by several highways, with three interchanges along Highway 404 and a connection to the 400 via Highway 9. These aren't the only ways in and out of town though. If you prefer to stay off the highway, Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue make getting to Newmarket a breeze. But even though getting around town is easy, Newmarket drivers still need the right auto insurance for their vehicles. You can get quotes from the top insurance providers quickly and easily just by using

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  2. Mazda
  3. Acura
  4. Pontiac
  5. GMC

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Our data reveals that three-quarters of auto insurance shoppers from Newmarket are male and that the average shopper is in their late 20s:

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Facts and myths about driving in Newmarket


  • Safety Cone Sam teaches us about good driving. Newmarket drivers have a colourful character that helps them stay safe on the road. Sam the Safety Cone is the official mascot of Safety Driven, Newmarket's public education campaign aimed at reinforcing good driving and discouraging speeding, aggressive driving, and other dangerous driving habits.
  • Spend some time under the stars watching the latest blockbuster at the Stardust Drive-In Theatre. Newmarket's home to one of Ontario's last drive-in theatres aptly named the Stardust, where you can catch a flick the old-fashioned way — from behind the wheel of your car.
  • Aaaalrighty then! Newmarket, Ontario is the hometown of Golden-Globe award-winning comedian and actor, Jim Carrey. This world-famous Canadian rags-to-riches story had humble beginnings in Newmarket, which just goes to show that the biggest stars can come from the smallest towns.


  • This town's in the middle of nowhere. False. Getting to and from Newmarket isn't as daunting as it seems. Many Newmarket residents trek to and from Toronto every day, and they have several commuting options to choose from: they can use GO Transit or get behind the wheel and take the 404 and the 400.
  • Newmarket is a far-flung suburb without a downtown core. False. Downtown Newmarket is thriving, and it was a hub of commerce for over a hundred years. The downtown area, located along Main Street, has many shopping and fine dining options for residents and visitors alike.
  • You can only get to Newmarket by taking busy highways. False. Although the 404 and 401 might be the fastest way to Newmarket, if you prefer to avoid speedy highways, you can take Yonge Street or Bayview Avenue all the way from Toronto to Newmarket. In fact, in the winter, it's arguably faster to take Yonge Street.

Newmarket driving tips

  1. Keep it under 50. As part of Newmarket's public education campaign, aptly named Safety Driven, this town uses radar speed boards to monitor speeding. According to data pulled from town radar speed signs, some streets, like Harry Walker Parkway, Main Street North, and Eagle Street, are much busier than others. Pay special attention to staying under 50 km/h in these areas.
  2. Use the highway to your advantage. The most dependable way to get to and from Newmarket is by using Ontario 400-series highways — the 400 and 404 to be exact. If you live on the east side of Newmarket, take the 404, which becomes the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto. If you hail from the west side of town, take the 400 from Newmarket then get on the 401 to make your way downtown.
  3. You can pay your parking ticket on the Newmarket town website. If you received a parking ticket in Newmarket, you can pay it without leaving your home. All you have to do is visit the town's homepage.

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