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12 Facts About North York
North York was created as a township in 1922 out of the northern part of the former township of York, a municipality that was located along the western border of Old Toronto.
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In 1998, North York was amalgamated with the rest of Metropolitan Toronto to form the new city of Toronto and has since been a secondary economic hub of the city outside Downtown Toronto.
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North York used to be known as a regional agricultural hub composed of scattered villages.
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North York Centre continues to be one of Toronto's major corporate areas with many office buildings and businesses.
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North York University is a university that was established in 1959.
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North York had a Board of Control from 1964 until it was abolished with the 1988 election and replaced by directly elected Metro Councillors.
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North York is home to several museums including the Canadian Air and Space Museum in Downsview Park.
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North York is home to a number of interactive museums, including Black Creek Pioneer Village, an authentic nineteenth-century village and a living museum, the Ontario Science Centre is an interactive science museum, and the Aga Khan Museum, which includes a collection of Islamic art from the Middle-East and Northern Africa.
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Public transportation in North York is primarily provided by the Toronto Transit Commission's bus or subway system.
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