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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 AccommodationsStaybridge Suites Hotel By Holiday Inn

Located close to major highways: 407, 404, 7, 401 and 400. Close to Markham busineses and Vaughan Mills Mall. Complimentary weekday shuttle within 6km radius. Indoor heated pool, 2 propane grills in courtyard. Sundowner evening reception

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York Region AccommodationsToronto North Cookstown KOA

extra-long pull thru sites, and you're just 25 minutes from Canada's Wonderland. The Deluxe Sites have a patio with built-in fire pit and patio set. Families enjoy full-service Deluxe Cabins with bathrooms and kitchens.

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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 AccommodationsMonte Carlo Inn Vaughan Suites

Brand new hotel offering unsurpassed luxury, comfort and value. Free wireless high-speed internet, breakfast, full handicapped accessible facilities.

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York Region AccommodationsComfort Inn Newmarket

The newly renovated Comfort Inn Newmarket hotel is conveniently located near Southlake Regional Health Centre, the York Region government headquarters and Wonderland theme park.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsThe Mandarin Golf & Country Club

This course was originally a 27-hole facility, but was completely revamped in 1991 by architect Doug Carrick, and design consultant Steve Jones (winner of the 1989 and 1997 Canadian Open and the 1996 U.S. Open) to provide generous fairways,

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York Region Travel & AttractionsExpedia CruiseShipCenters Woodbridge

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

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York Region Travel & AttractionsHertz Rent A Car

Great cars. Great rates. Great Srvice. Hertz is the preferred car rental company of CAA. Free customer pickup & return, Unlimited km rates. One-way rentals. daily, weekly, weekend rates.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBloomington Downs

Facilities include an 18 hole Golf Course, with 9 holes opened in 1989 and another 9 holes opened in 1990. There is also an 18 Hole Miniature Golf course, a 5 station batting cage set up for softball &hardball, a floodlit driving range,

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York Region Travel & AttractionsThe Highlands Golf Club

This David Moote-designed course opened in the late 1980's, and features rolling terrain with generous fairways and well-guarded greens with upgraded bunkers. A recent renovation and upgrade has completed its original links-style design. In

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