North York, Ontario on TransCanadaHighway.com



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 AccommodationsComfort Inn Downsview - North York

Close to North York attractions. We offer complimentary comfort sunshine breakfast/complimentary wireless high-speed internet in all rooms-a guest computer: complimentary daily newspaper, local calls, coffee and tea.

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North York AccommodationsToronto Plaza Hotel Airport & Conference Centre

285 well-appointed guest rooms distributed over 10 floors. Nintendo gaming systems are available in our guestrooms for some after dinner relaxation. The whole family will enjoy our large, sunlit, indoor swimming pool and sauna facilities.

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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 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 & AttractionsNorth York Centre Subway Station (TTC)

This station of the TTC Yonge-University Subway Line serves North York's "downtown" business district, the North York Central Library, Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Empress Wlak cinemas, and several shopping complexes

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North York Travel & AttractionsGranite Brewery

Neighbourhood brewpub with front & back patios, serving homestyle & English-inspired fare. Granite Brewery produces small batches of hand-crafted, all natural ales with no preservatives. with over 20 years of operation

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North York Travel & AttractionsSears

Sears Canada, in business since 1953, is Canada's largest single full-line retailer of general merchandise and home-related services.

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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 & AttractionsWilson Subway Station (TTC)

This station of the TTC Yonge-University Subway Line is a trasnfer point for buses along Allen Rd and Wilson Ave

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