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Condos along Yonge Street, in Willowdale

Why Visit North York?

This part of Toronto was farmland as recently as the 1960s, and is the newest and most multicultural part of Toronto. This part of Toronto has many beautiful rustic ravine parklands, some great urban parks (Edwards Gardens), great attractions like Black Creek Pioneer Village and the Don Valley, and has great shopping at places like Yorkdale, Bayview Village, and Yonge Street.
Condos at Bayview & Sheppard

North York, now amalgamated as part of the larger City of Toronto, was until 1999 a separate city. MovingInCanada.com treats the area south of Steels down to Eglinton as "North York", rather than strictly following old municipal boundaries (who can remember their meandering path anyway!).

By the Second World War, North York was home to the Downview Air Base and the de Havilland Canada aircraft manufacturing plant, the the rest of the community was rural until the post-war immigration boom expanded Toronto's urban area. Creation of light industrial & office zones close to the Pearson (then Malton) airport, in Willowdale and in Don Mills created large employment opportunities for people living in North York.

TTC Downview Subway Station

The construction of the 16 lane Highway 401 across the northern edge of metropolitan Toronto, right through North York's mid-section made east-west travel fast. The northwards extension of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line (as well as subsequent GO Train commuter lines fraom various points) brought the community quick access into Toronto's downtown core.

Vibrant shopping along Eglinton Avenue

Much of North York was still rural farmland in the 1950s, and became urbanized during the Post-War espansion of Toronto, which means much of its housing stock is relatively modern. North York has lots of suburban style neighbourhoods, as well as clusters of high rise apartments and condos along major roads, and particularly around scenic river views and ravines.

The Bridle Path has many luxury Homes These communities are roughly divided into quarters, west of the Downsview Airport industrial corridor (along the path of the Black Creek parklands), southwest of the diagonally flowing West Don River (along Lawrence and Bathurst streets), between the West Don and the Don River (including the vibrant Yonge Street corridor), and east of the Don River.

Many of the community's businesses are in the manufacturing, product distribution or corporate sectors. There are a number of national head offices located in North York, particularly along the Yonge Street corridor and in the Don Mills area, overlooking the Don River Valley in the east.

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North York Accommodation & Attractions

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York Region AccommodationsSheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

North Toronto's largest conference centre: 30 conference rooms for 5 to 1200 people. 311 rooms plus Corporate Jacuzzi Suites, Business Suites, Business Suites, Club Level Rooms, Residential Style Suites. Just completed a $10 million renovation.

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York Region AccommodationsTrail of the Woods Bed & Breakfast

Trail of the Woods Bed and Breakfast is situated in a Executive Subdivision in the midst of Newmarket, Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville surrounded by Forest, Walking Trails and Golf.

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York Region AccommodationsElm Grove Trailer Park Ltd

Catering to seasonal and short-term campers. Just minutes from Lake Simcoe. Less than one hour from Toronto. Weekend camping available. Member of Ontario Private Campground Association.

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York Region AccommodationsHilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham

The business centre is available 24 hours a day in the pavilion as the pantry. Restaurant, lounge, indoor heated pool, whirlpool, and fitness centre. Free parking, high speed internet access, HBO and a M-F newspaper

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York Region AccommodationsCampInn On Duck Lake

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors… see our website for details

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York Region Travel & AttractionsExpedia CruiseShipCenters

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York Region Travel & AttractionsZahir Chowdhury(TICO CERTIFIED TRAVEL CONSULTANT TICO#50018114)

Let me be your Travel Adviser for Life and shop the best deal!As a CENTREHOLIDAYS Travel professional,I can get the BEST TRAVEL arrangement for your immediate and future needs.I have access to many Travel Consolidators.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBeacon Hall

This 18 hole championship course lies on 200 acres of land owned by the Toronto and North York Hunt Club, and adjoins an exclusive gated community of 80 homes. In 1982, as development was starting to encroach on the property the Hunt Club r

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York Region Travel & Attractionslaser play

Multipurpose entertainment venue in Newmarket with big laser tag arena. We serve birthday, group, corporate and team building parties. Also we have Arcade zone for young kids and Full bar for adult.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-a-Car

Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.

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