Moving to North York?
It’s hard to capture North York as a whole as it’s a truly sprawling area just north of Toronto. It’s one of those places that has something for everyone. North York is less busy than downtown, but still has most of the amenities. Plus, anything that isn’t available is just a subway ride away. With a slick, corporate vibe, North York is like the big box store version of a city.
Who lives in North York?
Families with children. A diverse cultural background.
What’s North York’s culture?
There’s a ton of new condo developments – and a few neighbourhoods with older apartment buildings geared to students and lower income families. Life here is a blend of focusing on work, family, and school and dining out, shopping, and keeping up with the Joneses. On the weekends, locals either check out local attractions or head downtown for adventures in the big city proper. There are also a number of cultural areas with stores, restaurants, and events geared to specific communities.
What is North York’s housing market?
New condo and luxury apartment developments are driving rental prices upward in North York, as is demand.
Tips for apartment hunting in North York
Have a heavy pocket book! Most people who live in North York have a high paying job in downtown Toronto, which is a good thing. The new developments of condos and luxury apartments in combination with the hot housing market has driven up the cost of renting.
Getting around in North York
There are a lot of schools in the area, including York University and Seneca College. You’ll have no problems finding grocery stores, drug stores, and other staples. Green spaces are pretty easy to get to as well. For holidays, head over to Downsview Park. Looking for family-friendly entertainment? There’s everything from skating rinks to movie theatres to the Ontario Science Centre here. Plus the Toronto Zoo and Canada’s Wonderland are just a short hop away! There are a few museums, including the gorgeous Aga Khan. For shopping, Yorkdale is your best bet – and comes with a Costco across the highway from it.
North York points of interest:
- Black Creek Pioneer Village
- Yorkdale Mall
- York University
- Ontario Science Centre
- Aga Khan Museum
- Gibson House
- Toronto Centre for the Arts
- Toronto Botanical Gardens
- Downsview Park