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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 AccommodationsYogi Bear's Jellystone Park & Camp-Resort

Our tent campsites are situated in a separate tenting area within our 52-acre campground in a natural setting. Each site is unique, with varying amounts of trees, sun and shade.

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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 AccommodationsNeezh Meegwunun & Eagles Nest

Welcome to Neezh Meegwunun! Neezh Meegwunun in Ojibway means eagle two feathers. We provide an Aboriginal experience of wilderness camping. Neezh Meegwunun is a family campground located on Georgina Island on Lake Simcoe in Ontario Canada.

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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 AccommodationsPonderosa Campground

A Popular Toronto Area Camping Facility for Over 30 Years. Since that time, we have built our Campground by offering good, clean facilities, a friendly atmosphere, a good Recreation Program and a clean and safe environment. While the Campgr

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBelCa Travel

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York Region Travel & AttractionsGeorge Limo

George limousine is the leading firm that supplies limo service in Markham ON and also the bordering locations. A great collection of the finest limos in the location which includes Bus, traditional Stretch and also Party limousines.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBudget Rent A Car System, Inc.

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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York Region Travel & AttractionsSplash Works at Canada's Wonderland

Ride Leviathan, a new roller coaster withspeeds of 125 km/h & an 80-degree drop plus many other rides.Splash Works, a 20-acre water park features The Plunge, Super Soaker, the Lazy River + Seven acres of Jurassic fun with over 40 life-sized dinos.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsStation Creek Golf Club

check out our great golf course, wit its many challenging holes

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