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Condos along Yonge Street, in Willowdale
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 AccommodationsToronto and Region Conservation Authority

Toronto and Region Conservation operates three unique family campgrounds within the Greater Toronto Area: Albion Hills, Glen Rouge and Indian Line.

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North York AccommodationsToronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites

in 1963, the famous Toronto-based architect Raymond Moriyama was contracted to build what is now Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites on one of the most sought after pieces of land in the area. Backing onto a ravine and overlooking all of Don Valley

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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 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 AccommodationsHoliday Inn Toronto Yorkdale

Superior hospitality with beautifully-appointed guest rooms, an Executive Club floor, over 10,000 square feet of meeting and conference space. Only 15km away from downtown Toronto and the Airport.

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North York Travel & AttractionsAlamo Rent-A-Car

Alamo exceeds the needs of the business traveler, with services and products exclusively designed to make each business trip more productive. With over 650 paticipating locations around the globe and ability to service 90% of deplaning passengers,

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North York Travel & AttractionsLawrence Subway Station (TTC)

This station of the TTC Yonge-University Subway Line serves Lawrence Park and number of residential communities

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North York Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

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North York Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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North York Travel & AttractionsAlamo Rent-A-Car

Alamo exceeds the needs of the business traveler, with services and products exclusively designed to make each business trip more productive. With over 650 paticipating locations around the globe and ability to service 90% of deplaning passengers,

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