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Central LHIN Boundary

Central LHIN has a very diverse geography. Our boundaries include the northern section of Toronto, most of York Region and the southern part of Simcoe County.

Although the 2006 census indicates that Central LHIN is the largest of Ontario’s 14 LHINs in terms of population, we are the third smallest in terms of geographical size. Our population density is 40 times greater than that of Ontario as a whole.

The majority of our residents live in neighbourhoods north of Toronto, commonly referred to as the “905.” Approximately 70% of our population lives in North Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham. More than 25% of the population lives in South East York Region. Although our LHIN is primarily urban, it has a significant rural region in the north, which can represent challenges to residents when accessing services.

Our LHIN is spread over 15 census subdivisions, four of which are shared with other Ontario LHINS, including Toronto Central, Central West and North Simcoe Muskoka. This means we provide care to many people who live outside our LHIN, and other LHINs provide care to many of our residents. 

Central LHIN Boundary

Street Level Description of Central LHIN Boundaries 

Central LHIN Planning Areas

As one way to aid in our planning at a local level, Central LHIN has divided its geography into seven planning areas. In much the same way as LHIN boundaries are for administrative purposes only, our planning areas represent no barrier to receiving services in any part of our LHIN.

Each planning area has varying populations, age structures, economic conditions, health and social characteristics, allowing us to target very specific local issues with our plans.

To learn more, click on the following links to view the relevant planning areas:

Central
Central York Region
North York Central Region
North York East Region
North York West Region
South East York Region
South Simcoe and Northern York Region
South West York Region  

LHIN boundaries do not mean barriers to care

LHIN boundaries are for management and administrative purposes only. Our borders allow us to look at the specific needs of our region but will not impact doctor referral patterns. Patients will continue to receive care from the doctor of their choice, even if that means traveling to another LHIN.