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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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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 AccommodationsGlen Grove Suites & Condominiums

Surrounded by lush parks and conveniently located at Yonge & Lawrence Avenue amidst the prestigious area of Lawrence Park, The Glen Grove. Subway is just a three minute walk (downtown a 10 minute ride)

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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 AccommodationsToronto and Region Conservation Authority

Toronto and Region Conservation operates three unique family campgrounds within the Greater Toronto Area: Albion Hills, Glen Rouge and Indian Line.

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North York AccommodationsBest Western Roehampton Hotel & Suites

Intimate boutique style hotel in Mount Pleasant district with residential streets, quaint shops and restaurants. Yonge Street Subway is walking distance. 112 spacious suites and rooms, Outdoor rooftop pool, private fitness room.

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North York Travel & AttractionsGoodday Limo

Goodday Limo, the best limo service in toronto for wedding, pearson airport, birthday parties. We provide Hummer Limousine, Ford Limousine, Rolls Royce Limo, Bentley Limos, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln town car. We serve all over GTA.

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North York Travel & AttractionsClean Yards

We are a Waste Removal Service dedicated to pets & pet owners in the GTA. We clean your yard of dog waste & haul it away so you never have to deal with it. We also offer dog walking, snow shoveling, pet taxi & leaf removal, all at affordable rates.

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North York Travel & AttractionsFlemingdon Park Golf Club

A picturesque 9-hole golf course in the valley of the don just minutes away from downtown Toronto. Established in the early 1960s the course has been home to many of the locals and intermediate players

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North York 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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North York Travel & AttractionsOakdale Golf & C. C.

This private club features three nine-hole golf courses, tennis courts, fitness equipment and swimming facilities. The original course (1 and 2 nines) were designed and built in 1926 by renowned Stanley Thompson. It is parkland style, with

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