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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 AccommodationsHilton Garden Inn Toronto/Vaughan

9,000 square feet of state-of-the-art banquet facilities for 10 to 700 people. Business centre, 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 AccommodationsToronto North Cookstown KOA

extra-long pull thru sites, and you're just 25 minutes from Canada's Wonderland. The Deluxe Sites have a patio with built-in fire pit and patio set. Families enjoy full-service Deluxe Cabins with bathrooms and kitchens.

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York Region AccommodationsBest Western Voyageur Place Hotel

Each of the 97 well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms features free high-speed internet, cable satellite television, king size beds, upgraded amenities. Free access to Persechini's fitness Centre and Squash Complex, located behind the hotel.

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York Region AccommodationsResidence Inn Toronto Markham

100 suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, fully equipped kitchen. Take advantage of our pool, heated spa, and sport court

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York Region Travel & AttractionsHertz Rent A Car

Great cars. Great rates. Great Srvice. Hertz is the preferred car rental company of CAA. Free customer pickup & return, Unlimited km rates. One-way rentals. daily, weekly, weekend rates.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsLadies Golf Club of Toronto

This private club was established in 1924, and is the only golf club in North America owned &operated by women. Men have been welcome since 1936 and can become Guest Card Holders. The course was designed by renowned course architect Sta

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York Region Travel & AttractionsOrchard Beach Golf & Country Club

This 9-hole course overlooks Lake Simcoe, and was established in 1926. It was designed by golf course architect Stanley Thompson, and is a shareholder owned course, with associate memberships and pay-as-you-play.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsKing's Riding Golf Club

This 18 hole course has the features of a classic Scottish heathlands course (think King's Course at Gleneagles) and takes advantage of the undulating topography.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsThornhill Country Club

This Stanley Thompson-designed course, with over 6500 yards of undulating fairways, plateau greens and elevated tees, has hosted the PGA Canadian Open. The 9-hole Valley Course offers a challenging short game.

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