Woodbridge is a large suburban community (2001 pop. 69,460) in the City of Vaughan, just north of Toronto. It was once an independent town before being amalgamated with nearby communities to form the city in 1971.
Although Woodbridge is part of the larger City of Vaughan, few people identify with the municipality as a whole, and the community is typically seen by residents and outsiders as a sizeable city in the Greater Toronto Area in and of itself.
Boyd Conservation Area
The Boyd Conservation Area, along the picturesque Humber River Valley, offers wonderful activities and experiences. It is a land preserve owned and operated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. In the summer, it is a popular destination for local residents to enjoy a picnic; businesses may also reserve one of 19 sites in the park for corporate picnics, including a few which have sheltered areas. Bocce courts, volleyball and basketball courts, and children's playgrounds are found within the park for the benefit of families and youth groups. Some of Boyd Conservation Area's many amenities include: several picnic sites, 7 kiliometers of hiking trails, two bocce courts, a soccer field and a sand volleyball court. Bird watching is also a very popular activity in Boyd Conservation Area