12 Facts About North York


North York is one of the six administrative districts of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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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 is a district of the City of Toronto, and is represented by councillors elected to the Toronto City Council, members elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, as well as members elected to the Parliament of Canada.

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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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Several major controlled-access highways pass through North York, including Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Allen Road, and the Don Valley Parkway.

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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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