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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 AccommodationsElm Grove Trailer Park Ltd

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.

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York Region AccommodationsToronto North Cookstown KOA

extra-long pull thru sites, and you're just 25 minutes from Canada's Wonderland. The Deluxe Sites have a patio with built-in fire pit and patio set. Families enjoy full-service Deluxe Cabins with bathrooms and kitchens.

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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 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 AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto-Markham

144 spacious guest rooms feature a comfortable sitting area, large work desk and FREE High Speed Internet. King Spa Rooms with in-room Whirlpool Spa or King Suites with separate living and bedroom area are available.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsMeadowbrook Golf & Country Club

This private, member-owned golf club lies on the edge of the environmentally protected Oak Ridges Moraine, and has both a Championship 18 hole golf course and a Par 3 Course. The practice facility, includes state-of-the-art driving range, b

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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 & AttractionsStation Creek Golf Club

check out our great golf course, wit its many challenging holes

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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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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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