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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 AccommodationsDays Hotel & Conference Centre – Toronto Don Valley

285 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. Top two floors are designated as Club Floor with complimentary Continental Breakfast. Within walking distance to Fairview Shopping Mall (280 stores and restaurants) and Don Mills Subway Station

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North York AccommodationsToronto North York Hotel Suites

As a full service hotel, guests enjoy having a pool and hot tub steps away. An on-site restaurant serves up delectable fare, and the state of the art fitness centre. Close to Canada's Wonderland, Humber River Hospital,

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North York AccommodationsNovotel North York

Nine meeting rooms for conferences and seminars, an exceptional restaurant and bar, heated indoor pool, fitness facilities and a direct indoor access to subway and shopping mall.

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North York AccommodationsHoliday Inn Toronto Yorkdale

Superior hospitality with beautifully-appointed guest rooms, an Executive Club floor, over 10,000 square feet of meeting and conference space. Only 15km away from downtown Toronto and the Airport.

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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 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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North York Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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North York Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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North York Travel & AttractionsLeslie Sheppard RT Station (TTC)

This station of the TTC Sheppard RT Line serves NorthYork General Hopsital, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, the Don River pathway system, and area communities

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North York Travel & AttractionsPearson Taxi

Pearson taxi service has been in the business for well over 37 years. The secret to our success is really no secret. We are all about customer service and feel that having your referrals is what keeps us in the business.

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