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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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North York AccommodationsGlen Grove Suites & Condominiums

Surrounded by lush parks and conveniently located at Yonge & Lawrence Avenue amidst the prestigious area of Lawrence Park, The Glen Grove. Subway is just a three minute walk (downtown a 10 minute ride)

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North York AccommodationsThe Westin Prince Toronto

This AAA Four Diamond hotel on 16 acres of parkland, Shas pacious guest rooms, flexible meeting facilities, and recreational activities from swimming to tennis.

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North York AccommodationsBest Western Roehampton Hotel & Suites

Intimate boutique style hotel in Mount Pleasant district with residential streets, quaint shops and restaurants. Yonge Street Subway is walking distance. 112 spacious suites and rooms, Outdoor rooftop pool, private fitness room.

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North York AccommodationsHoliday Inn Express - Pride of North York

easy access to Highways 400, 401 and 407, we are minutes away from York University, Canlan Ice Sports, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, Downsview Park

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North York AccommodationsAMICI Camping Charity

Thanks to the support of Amici partner camps across Ontario, sponsored children attend over 350 weeks of camp each summer. Since 1966, our partner camps have helped Amici provide over 1500 unforgettable experiences at summer camp to deserving kids.

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North York 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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North York Travel & AttractionsExpedia CruiseShipCenters

Deal with the cruise experts to find and book your next dream getaway for less. Exceptional savings and value await.

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North York Travel & AttractionsBayview Sheppard RT Station (TTC)

This station of the TTC Sheppard RT Line serves Bayview Village shopping centre and surrounding Bayview communities

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North York Travel & AttractionsThrifty Car Rental

Join our Blue Chip Rewards program & get a free rental after every 16 rental days. Plus, enjoy perks like express lines & expedited counter service.

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North York 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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