Whitchurch-Stouffville is a town in the Greater Toronto Area, approximately one hour from downtown Toronto. Between 2011 and 2016, Whitchurch-Stouffville grew 21.8%, making it the second fastest growing municipality in York Region. The number of private dwellings jumped from 7,642 in 2001 to 15,712 in 2016. Future growth in Whitchurch-Stouffville is governed by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act (2001), the Greenbelt Protection Act (2005) and the Places to Grow Act (2005). The intent of this is to prevent urban sprawl on environmentally sensitive land and to accommodate future growth in approved settlement areas only.
With a total population of 45,837 residents love the small town feel Whitchurch-Stouffville offers. Retail and personal services provide the most local jobs. The majority of employed residents commute to Toronto and its environs for employment.
There are many large sports complexes within Whitchurch–Stouffville. Soccer City, features a 55,775 square feet indoor soccer complex, the Stouffville Clippers Sports Complex offers two NHL size ice pads, the Stouffville Arena with two ice pads, the Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre, with a 25-meter pool, hot tub, gym and fitness center, and Bethesda Park which is home to two ball diamonds, a senior soccer pitch and four mini sports fields. Hockey, soccer and softball are very popular in the town. Whitchurch–Stouffville also offers many golf courses. There are 1,142 hectares of Regional Forest tracts within Whitchurch-Stouffville, including the Whitchurch Conservation Area, Pangman Springs Conservation Area and Bruce's Mill Conservation Area, that are great for hiking and biking.
The Stouffville Strawberry Festival is a traditional community fair on the Canada Day weekend, which celebrates Stouffville's agricultural heritage. Bruce's Mill Conservation Area hosts an annual Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival over four weeks in March and April.