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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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York Region AccommodationsBelCa Travel

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York Region AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto-Markham

144 spacious guest rooms feature a comfortable sitting area, large work desk and FREE High Speed Internet. King Spa Rooms with in-room Whirlpool Spa or King Suites with separate living and bedroom area are available.

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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 AccommodationsVlahos Trailer Park

Seasonal Camping Sites, Fully Serviced Lots, Water, 30 amp Hydro, Sewer and Phone Lines, 30 and 40 by 100 foot lots, Clean Public Washrooms and Showers, Clean Coin Laundry, Restaurant on premises, Large open space play areas, Pet Friendly

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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 Travel & AttractionsAdvantage Car & Truck Rentals - Markham

Advantage Car & Truck Rentals Markham will stop at nothing to make your car rental experience memorable for all the right reasons. Our complete selection of vehicles will meet your every car rental need in Markham.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsRouge River Brewing Company

We are very excited to be Markham's first craft brewery. You can expect hop forward American-style ales, American-style Sour beers, as well as Belgian Farmhouse-style ales,

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York Region Travel & AttractionsAirline Limousine

Airline Limousine emerges as a Canadian held and operated company that excels in providing airline transportation services. We understand what people are looking for in an airport transportation service and we seek to deliver on the same line.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsHudson's Bay Company

Canada's oldest department store, with a great selection of fashions, furnishings, houseware, toys, and cosmetics at great prices.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsFlight Centre

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