Homes for Sale in North York
North York has always been a top choice for buyers in Toronto. With a combination of detached, semis and apartment buildings, there are many options for all types of home buyers. North York provides quick, easy access to the downtown core via the 404 or 401, which are accessible at many points throughout the area.
North York encompasses the central northern part of Toronto. It is roughly bordered by Steeles Avenue to the north, Victoria Park Avenue to the east, Eglinton Avenue to the south and the Humber River to the west.
History of North York
The township of North York commenced in June of 1922 as part of a rural outskirt of York. In 1954, the township of North York became part of Metropolitan Toronto for the first time. In 1967, it became known as the Borough of North York, and then in 1979 the City of North York. In 1998, the Ontario government made the decision to merge six municipalities (including North York) into what we now know as the City of Toronto.
The Downsview Airport was built in 1939 as an airfield, and following the war it has acted as an air base for Royal Canadian Air Force units. When the 401 highway was built, it opened up transportation. North York is now the busiest section of highway in North America, averaging over 400,000 cars passing through per day.
Living in North York, ON
North York is a highly multicultural community. In a 2006 census, it was shown that 57% of the population was born outside of Canada, and 52% belonged to a visible minority. This wonderful multiculturalism is shown through the wide variety of shops, small businesses and delicious cuisine.
Some of Toronto's most high-end shopping centers like Yorkdale Mall and Fairview Mall are located in North York. In addition to shopping venues, there are many educational attractions as well including Black Creek Pioneer Village and the Ontario Science Centre.
North York is home to many superb elementary and secondary schools. It is also home to York University, Seneca at York, Osgoode Hall Law School and Tyndale University College and Seminary. With downtown Toronto being within a reasonable commuting distance, Ryerson University and George Brown College are also viable options for students. Additionally, there are several post-secondary schools in the eastern parts of the city and the GTA.
North York boasts excellent transit. With countless TTC bus stops, transferring onto subway and streetcar routes is extremely easy and accessible.
Real Estate in North York
North York offers many different types of houses that are sure to please everyone. Whether you're looking for a starter home or condo, or a large, detached home in a family neighborhood, there are plenty of options in North York.
If you're interested in exploring real estate options-whether buying or selling-in North York, contact Brian Kondo. With many years of experience in real estate in the GTA, Brian can be there for you every step of the way. Contact him today to explore your options in North York.