North York, ON
The city of North York is situated in the northern part of Toronto. It is a multicultural and has a population over 650,000. North York is a place with diverse neighborhoods populated by people of many different cultures. Approximately 60% of the North York population was not born in Canada, and 52% belongs to a visible minority. The history of the Township of North York started on June 13, 1922, and it was proclaimed as the Borough of North York in 1967 and then in 1979 it became the City of North York.
The climate in the region is moderate due to the proximity of Lake Ontario. The level of humidity in summer is high and the average summer temperature is about 25 °C (77 °F), and in winter the average temperature is about -2 °C (28,5 °F).
North York Centre is a business heart of the city and North York Civic Centre was the home of North York City Council and now used by the City of Toronto for community council use and other city departments servicing North York. North York is a thriving business and manufacturing center, home to many companies and corporations. There are several national head offices located along the Yonge Street corridor and in the Don Mills. Flemingdon Park which is located near Eglinton and Don Mills is an economic hub with many offices and industrial facilities.
The transportation system of North York is represented by subway, trains, buses and taxi services. The city's airport, Downsview Airport, employs 1,800 workers.
The city is home for a number of sports clubs including the North York Storm, Gwendolen Tennis Club and the North York Aquatic Club (founded in 1958).
North York has many academically successful elementary and secondary education institutions. Post-secondary education consists of York University and the Osgoode Hall Law School.
North York General Hospital, Humber River Regional Hospital and the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are district's major medical facilities.
“The North York Mirror” is a successful local newspaper and it provides the community with local news and events.
North York has a lot of interesting places to visit:
• Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Fairview Mall, main local shopping centers.
• Black Creek Pioneer Village, an authentic nineteenth-century village.
• Gibson House Museum.
• Edwards Gardens.
• Aga Khan Museum.
• Ontario Science Centre
Interesting facts about North York:
• The city's slogan is “The City with Heart”.
• The main traffic computer of North York used to be located in a bunker.
• Yorkdale was once the largest indoor shopping mall in the world.
• There was a never-used platform on Sheppard-Yonge station.
North York can offer some good restaurants, for example: Auberge Du Pommier, The David Duncan House, Congee Queen, Sushi Moto, Spoon and Fork Plus, Paisano's Italian Garden Cafe, Diwan Restaurant, Whole Foods.