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North York is a former municipality within the current city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Geographically, it comprises the central part of the northern section of Toronto. Until 1998, it was the second-largest of six municipalities that comprised another larger municipal structure called Metropolitan Toronto.  North York is one of the most diverse areas of Toronto, as it contains some of the most affluent areas of the city (The Bridle Path, Hogg’s Hollow, York Mills, Willowdale, Bayview Village) and some of the poorest (Jane and Finch, Flemingdon Park and Lawrence Heights).  The Township of North York was formed on June 13, 1922 out of the rural part of the Township of York. The rapidly urbanizing parts of the Township remained in that township. As North York itself became more urbanized, it became the Borough of North York in 1967, and then on February 14, 1979, the City of North York. To commemorate receiving its city charter on St. Valentine’s Day, the city’s corporate slogan was “The City with Heart”.

Major shopping malls in North York include the Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Fairview Mall. Major health-care facilities, such as North York General Hospital, Humber River Regional Hospital (Finch Avenue Site previously called York-Finch Hospital) and the massive Sunnybrook Hospital complex which includes a veterans’ residence, a regional cancer centre and regional trauma centre are located in North York.

An aircraft manufacturing facility and a former military base are located at Downsview. With the end of the Cold War, much of the land was transformed into a large park now called Parc Downsview Park. Also located in the former airfield is Toronto Aerospace Museum.

Black Creek Pioneer Village, an authentic nineteenth-century village, and the Ontario Science Centre, which boasts over 800 science-oriented exhibits, are North York’s primary attractions. Not far from Black Creek Pioneer Village is York University’s main campus, and the infamous Jane and Finch neighbourhood.

Community Links

Toronto District School Board http://www.tdsb.on.ca/

Toronto Catholic District School Board http://www.tcdsb.org/

Private Schools

Bayview Glen School http://www.bayviewglen.ca/

Future Skills http://www.futureskills.com/

The Prestige School http://www.prestigeprivateschool.ca/

Blyth Academy http://blytheducation.com/

Don Valley Academy http://www.donvalleyacademy.com/

St. Clements School http://www.scs.on.ca/

Colleges & Universities

Everest College http://www.everest.ca/

Medix Online http://www.medixonline.ca/

Clinton International College http://clintoncollege.ca/

York University http://www.yorku.ca/

Seneca College http://www.senecacollege.ca/

Stanford International College http://www.scbt.ca/

Health Care Connect
Phone: 1-800-445-1822
Web: www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor.  People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community.  Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822

 

Telehealth Ontario 
Phone: 1-866-797-0000
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/telehealth/

 

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161

 

Hospitals and Medical Clinics

North York General Hospital http://www.nygh.on.ca/

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre http://sunnybrook.ca/

North York Family Physicians After Hours Clinic http://www.northyorkfamilyphysiciansafterhoursclinic.ca/

Earle Bales Walk in Clinic http://www.earlbaleswalk-in.com/

Northtown Medical Clinic http://www.northtownmedical.ca/

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