North York, Ontario on TransCanadaHighway.com



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 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 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 PLUS Toronto North York Hotel and Suites

A superior level of convenience with many on-site amenities such as our relaxing pool & hot tub and our on-site restaurant that serves a variety of delicious food.

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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 AccommodationsRadisson Toronto East

Easily accessible fromhighway 401 and highway 404. 240 spacious guestrooms, fitness room, Indoor swimming pool and hot tub, Business Class rooms and lounge with data ports, 7000 sq. ft. of meeting and function space

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North York Travel & AttractionsHerring Belles and Beaux

We run Wednesday bus trips to various cross-country ski locations during January and February.

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North York Travel & AttractionsTransit Connection Ltd (Greyhound Bus Depot)

Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 locations. It has become an icon of bus travel, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to 6.5 million passengers each year.

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North York Travel & AttractionsGlencairn Subway Station (TTC)

This station of the TTC Yonge-University Subway Line serves Viewmount Park and communities south of Larence Ave W

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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 & AttractionsFlight Centre

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