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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 AccommodationsTrout Water Family Camping Ltd

We are a rural Campground and Trailer Park,located on Highway 7 between Highway 12 and Simcoe St. (Durham Region 2). The campground was established in 1974 and is now owned and operated by Sam. Canoes, Kayaks and Pedal boats for rent.

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York Region AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto Markham

You've arrived at a whole new kind of stay at Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Markham hotel where you can connect, eat, work and relax in our smartly designed state-of-the-art spaces with free Wi-Fi

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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 AccommodationsNewmarket Inn

Book your weekend getaway, business trip, or family vacation today with Newmarket Inn! We provide our guests with the luxury accommodations of a four-star hotel, and the prices and atmosphere of a country inn.

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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 & 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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York Region Travel & AttractionsThe Mandarin Golf & Country Club

This course was originally a 27-hole facility, but was completely revamped in 1991 by architect Doug Carrick, and design consultant Steve Jones (winner of the 1989 and 1997 Canadian Open and the 1996 U.S. Open) to provide generous fairways,

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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 & 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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York Region 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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