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North York is a vibrant, urban area of Toronto, with a strong, central business district. Located immediately north of the City of Toronto, North York has a population of over 600,000 and is considered one of the most diverse areas of Toronto. North York has plenty to offer its residents including convenient living outside the downtown core.
North York’s central business district is known as North York Centre, and serves as one of Toronto’s major corporate regions. The Concorde Corporate Centre is home to tenants such as Home Depot Canada, Sport Alliance of Ontario, TD Bank and more. This corporate hub makes North York an ideal place to live, particularly for residents who are employed by one of these large corporations.
For those who work downtown, North York is supported by public transit via The Finch station on the Yonge-University line which brings commuters to the downtown core. Highway 401 traverses North York.
There is no shortage of convenient shopping in the area. Two of Toronto’s 5 major shopping malls are in North York: the newly renovated Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and Fairview Mall. Both malls are large and attract shoppers from all over the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Other neighbourhood malls include Centerpoint Mall, Bayview Village, Yorkgate Mall, Shops at Don Mills, Jane Finch Mall and Sheppard Centre. North York is home to the campuses of York University, Seneca College, Osgoode Hall Law School and Tyndale University College and Seminary. The district also has major hospitals such as North York General Hospital, Humber River Regional Hospital and the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
In addition to the convenience of shopping, employment, and efficient access to the city’s core, there are also excellent social and recreational amenities. Close by is the prestigious Granite Club, located at Bayview and Lawrence. Families enjoy visiting Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Ontario Science Centre and the Aga Khan Museum, all nearby.