The Town of East Gwillimbury is located in the northern part of York Region, just 30 minutes north of Toronto, encompassing an area of 238 square kilometres (91.89 square miles). It is a balanced community with the assets of both an urban and rural area. East Gwillimbury boasts a variety of living environments including fully serviced urban areas, partially-serviced suburban areas, rural hamlets, estate residential subdivisions and rural agricultural land.
The Town consists of a number of growing urban areas and villages including Holland Landing, Queensville, Mount Albert, River Drive Park, and Sharon. These urban areas are separated from each other by farms, forests, countryside residences and recreational areas which all add to the overall character of the Town.