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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 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 AccommodationsBest Western Voyageur Place Hotel

Each of the 97 well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms features free high-speed internet, cable satellite television, king size beds, upgraded amenities. Free access to Persechini's fitness Centre and Squash Complex, located behind the hotel.

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York Region AccommodationsEgan's Campground Inc

We are a family oriented campground striving to make your stay an enjoyable experience for your entire family. Large seasonal sites with 30 amp or 50 amp hydro, water hookup and holding tanks

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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 & AttractionsLEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

Discover what you can build with LEGO in our Model Builder Academy, reach out in our 4D cinema, pedal as fast as you can to become Merlin's Apprentice and save the princess in our Kingdom Quest Laser Ride.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsPro Travel Toronto

Pro Travel Toronto is the #1 cruise agency and full service travel & tour agency in the Greater Toronto Area. Our travel agency is located in Markham ON, across from the Markville shopping centre. Call us today for your free quote.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Year-round naturist (nudist) park north of Toronto. Traditional naturism (nudism) for the entire family in a modern setting. Extensive recreational facilities. Day use or overnight. (camping, guest rooms, and cabins) Visitors welcome.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsLadies Golf Club of Toronto

This private club was established in 1924, and is the only golf club in North America owned &operated by women. Men have been welcome since 1936 and can become Guest Card Holders. The course was designed by renowned course architect Sta

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York Region Travel & AttractionsSleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club

This private golf club has gently sloping, tree-lined fairways with small undulating greens, set in the lush rolling hillside just north of Markham. Natural spring-fed ponds forcing challenging shots on several holes.

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