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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 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 AccommodationsPark Inn by Radisson Toronto-Markham

AAA 3 diamonds. Corporate or Standard Guest Rooms & Suites. Fitness room, pool, whirlpool or sauna. Free high speed internet, centre, parking, daily. Conference and catering services for up to 120 people. Restaurant and room service to 2 am.

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York Region AccommodationsLayzee Acres Park & RV Sales

On the beautiful shores of Lake Dalrymple offering the perfect family getaway. With over nine hundred feet of shoreline, Layzee Acres Campground features a sandy beach, lakeside recreation and docking facilities.

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York Region AccommodationsMonte Carlo Inn Markham

New hotel, in the heart of the high tech capital of Canada. minutes from public transit and tourist attractions. Just north of Highway #7, Free breakfast, and free high speed internet.

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York Region AccommodationsArdoch Falls Wilderness Trailer Park

The park has 800' of unspoiled water frontage on the Mississippi river and has a further 2000' of water frontage on crown land and an accessible 2 KM Lake adjacent to the park for the adventurous to explore

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York Region Travel & AttractionsToronto Trailers Inc.

Toronto Trailers provides storage trailers and container rentals and sales, customized ratchet straps, tie downs, flatbed products, package and moving supplies in Greater Toronto Area.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsCopper Creek Golf Club

Designed by renowned Canadian Architect Doug Carrick, this course is set amid the rolling hills and forests of the Humber River Valley, in beautiful Kleinburg. 40 acres of land was donated to the conservation authority, to ensure the protec

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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 & AttractionsCanada's Wonderland

Canada's Premier Amusement Park

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBudget Car And Truck Rental

Budget has great deals on Compacts, Mid-sizes, Minivans, and Standard SUVs, even trucks for your move. With "Fastbreak" you have no lines, no paperwork, no signatures...and one-click online booking!

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