North Toronto


north_toronto.gifOverview
Homes
Shopping
Recreation
Schools
Transportation 

Overview

When the expanded Toronto Mega City was formed in 1998 the North Toronto neighbourhood went from being located at the north end of the old city to occupying a central location within the new city boundaries. Despite these changes North Toronto's identity as a neighbourhood endures.

North Toronto is especially popular with families raising school-age children. It has everything families are looking for in a neighbourhood including good size houses, an excellent selection of public, private and separate schools, convenient access to Toronto's transit system, and a multitude of parks and recreational facilities.

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Homes

North Toronto's housing stock includes bungalows, as well as semi-detached and fully detached houses, built mostly between 1910 and 1940. North Toronto houses are well maintained and a pride of ownership is painted on the face of every home.

North Toronto also contains a large number of low and high-rise apartment buildings centred around the Yonge and Eglinton area. These apartment buildings range from luxury condominiums, to affordable co-ops and a wide range of rental opportunities.

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Shopping

North Toronto residents patronize the local shops and restaurants on Yonge Street, between Eglinton and Lawrence Avenues.

The mix of stores on Yonge Street is very diverse, ranging from mom and pop owner-operated stores, to international chain stores; that have added a certain lustre to the entire area.

Indoor shopping is available nearby at the Yonge and Eglinton Centre, which has recently undergone a major renovation and expansion.

The Yonge and Eglinton corridor has been coined 'Young and Eligible' due to the many bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and movie theatres, that proliferate at this intersection.

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Recreation

The ultra-modern North Toronto Community Centre is located on Eglinton Avenue, just east of Avenue Road. This centre includes a gymnasium, squash courts, a walking track, and a water slide.

Adjacent to the community centre is Eglinton Park which has sports fields, a baseball diamond, a wading pool, a children's playground, and tennis courts that become an artificial ice rink in the wintertime.

Sherwood Park, located east of Mount Pleasant Road, has a wonderful walking path highlighted by some of the oldest and largest trees in the city. This park contains a picturesque children's playground and a wading pool. The

Northern District Public Library, on Orchard View Boulevard, offers programs for both children and adults.

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Schools

(P) Blythwood Jr., 2 Strathgowan Cres, (416) 393-9105
(P) Eglinton Jr., 223 Eglinton Ave. E, (416) 393-9315
(P) John Fisher Jr., 40 Erskine Ave., (416) 393-9325
(P) Spectrum Sr., 223 Eglinton Ave. E., (416) 393-9311
(P) Sunnyview Jr. & Sr., 450 Blythwood Rd., (416) 393-9275
(PH) North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 70 Roehampton Ave., (416) 393-9180
(PH) Northern Secondary, 851 Mount Pleasant Rd., (416) 393-0270
(PR) St. Monica, 14 Broadway Ave., (416) 393-4224
(PR) St. Clement's School, 21 St. Clements Ave., (416) 483-4835

Legend:
(P) Public School
(PH) Public High School
(CA) Catholic School
(PR) Private School
(PC) Private Catholic School
(PJ) Private Jewish School
(C) College
(U) University

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Transportation

North Toronto has bus routes on Eglinton Avenue, Mount Pleasant Road, Yonge Street and Avenue Road. All of these surface routes connect to Eglinton station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.

Motorists can be downtown in ten minutes. Highway 401, and the Allen Expressway are both approximately ten minutes from North Toronto.

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