The Town of Whitchurch-Stoufffville is a community of over 44,000 people located immediately north of Metropolitan Toronto. As a municipality of smaller communities, it offers an almost unique environment in the Greater Toronto area. A country community close to the city, Whitchurch-Stouffville provides a country ambiance while in close proximity to big city services. Although Whitchurch-Stouffville is known mainly as an attractive residential community, the Town is home to a variety of economic activities, ranging from agricultural, to recreation services such as its numerous golf courses and equestrian facilities, to knowledge-based industries. Even with its modern conveniences, the Town has maintained the small-town atmosphere and charm which are difficult to find today in surrounding urban settings.