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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 AccommodationsArdoch Falls Wilderness Trailer Park

The park has 800' of unspoiled water frontage on the Mississippi river and has a further 2000' of water frontage on crown land and an accessible 2 KM Lake adjacent to the park for the adventurous to explore

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York Region AccommodationsCampInn On Duck Lake

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors… see our website for details

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York Region AccommodationsDelta Markham

This 16 story, 204 bedroom full service property in the heart of Markham's "Silicon Valley North" has a bright spacious lobby and complete banquet / conferencecenter

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York Region AccommodationsBest Western Parkway Toronto North - Richmond Hill

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.

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York Region AccommodationsBelCa Travel

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York Region Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-A-Car

Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBushwood Golf Club

This 18-hole championship course runs over 6400 yards with well-manicured fairways, troubling hazards and luscious greens. There is also a challenging 9-hole Executive Course.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsRolling Hills Golf Club

The 54 hole Rolling Hills has three 18-hole courses that provide enjoyment to the beginner or the avid player. The 6,340 yard Championship Course offers offers a mix of short par fours, and long par threes. The 4,884-yard Challenge Course h

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York Region Travel & AttractionsFoxbridge Golf Club

This 18 hole course, with driving range, restaurant and Pro Shop, is one of the older venues in Uxbridge, starting out as the 9 hole Uxbridge Golf Club. The course has sandy soil, tight fairways and postage-stamp greens, and its signature 4

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York Region Travel & AttractionsRail Yard Wake & Aqua Park

Home to one of the largest inflatable water parks in Ontario! In addition, try cable wakeboarding, wake skating and kneeboarding. No experience required! Summer camps in July & August. Family friendly and tons of fun! Snack bar, licensed patio.

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