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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 AccommodationsBelCa Travel

Sightseeing Tours and Travel Services

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York Region AccommodationsCedar Beach Park & Trailer Sales

Come spend the season with us and be a part of an RV Camping family that has been operating since 1929! We also offer short stay camping that can accommodate your vacation for any length of time in either a tent, tent trailer or RV

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York Region AccommodationsTrout Water Family Camping Ltd

We are a rural Campground and Trailer Park,located on Highway 7 between Highway 12 and Simcoe St. (Durham Region 2). The campground was established in 1974 and is now owned and operated by Sam. Canoes, Kayaks and Pedal boats for rent.

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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 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 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 & 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 & Attractions3 Brewers Richmond Hill

The key to our success is an unrelenting passion for creating the perfect pint. Thatís why our beer is brewed in-house, just steps from your table, by brewers who understand that brewing beer is a magical combination of art, science and dedication.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsSt. Andrew's Valley Golf & C. C.

St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club features a Golf Digest Four Star rated 18-hole golf course includes a driving range, a 2,000 square-foot putting green and a chipping area. There are water hazards on 14 holes and almost 100 bunkers. The 2500 s

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York Region Travel & AttractionsLake Wilcox Brewing Co.

Lake Wilcox Brewing Co. located next to Vaughan Mills. 2000 sqft of retail and taproom space, and a full production brewery.

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