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.
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.
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.
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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Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
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Recently renovated room with high-speed internet access, mini refrigerators, microwaves, irons, hairdryers, and in-room movies/Playstation. Lobby has three pools, free access to a 25,000 square foot athletic club with saunas and whirlpools.
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.
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.
Catering to seasonal and short-term campers. Just minutes from Lake Simcoe. Less than one hour from Toronto. Weekend camping available. Member of Ontario Private Campground Association.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of hotels,mnotels, beds & breakfast, long-term accommoodtion, and comprgrounds to choose form in and around York Region.
Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
Advantage Car & Truck Rentals offers truck and car rentals in Toronto and in the Greater Toronto Area. We guarantee the best rate of all the major car rental companies operating in Toronto, so call
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The copper-roofed 40,000 square foot clubhouse was designed by renowned Canadian Architect Doug Carrick, and overlooks the Humber River Valley near Kleinburg. It has a and floor-to-ceiling windows, and a great view of rolling hills and for
Airline Limousine emerges as a Canadian held and operated company that excels in providing airline transportation services. We understand what people are looking for in an airport transportation service and we seek to deliver on the same line.
Lake Wilcox Brewing Co. located next to Vaughan Mills. 2000 sqft of retail and taproom space, and a full production brewery.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around York Region.
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