Overview of North Toronto
When the expanded Toronto Mega City was formed in 1998 the North Toronto neighbourhood went from being located at the north end of the old city to occupying a central location within the new city boundaries. Despite these changes North Toronto’s identity as a neighbourhood endures. North Toronto is especially popular with families raising school-age children. It has everything families are looking for in a neighbourhood including good size houses, an excellent selection of public, private and separate schools, convenient access to Toronto’s transit system, and a multitude of parks and recreational facilities.
History of North Toronto
The town of North Toronto was incorporated in 1890. It was formed as the result of an amalgamation between Davisville Village, Eglinton Village, and Bedford Park Village. At the time of its incorporation, North Toronto was primarily an agricultural farming community. However, large parcels of land in North Toronto were already subdivided, and were being held by speculators. The actual building of houses in this area began in the 1890’s, when the Metropolitan Street Railway, made North Toronto the northernmost stop on its five cent line from downtown Toronto. By the early 1900’s, North Toronto had emerged as one of Toronto’s most popular commuter suburbs. However, frustrated by the poor level of municipal services being offered by the Town, North Toronto residents voted in favour of Annexation to the City of Toronto on December 15, 1912. North Toronto filled in quickly after annexation and was completely developed by the 1940’s.
Homes in North Toronto
North Toronto’s housing stock includes bungalows, as well as semi-detached and fully detached houses, built mostly between 1910 and 1940. North Toronto houses are well maintained and a pride of ownership is painted on the face of every home. North Toronto also contains a large number of low and high-rise apartment buildings centred around the Yonge and Eglinton area. These apartment buildings range from luxury condominiums, to affordable co-ops and a wide range of rental opportunities.
Schools in North Toronto
- (P) Blythwood Jr., 2 Strathgowan Cres, (416) 393-9105
- (P) Eglinton Jr., 223 Eglinton Avenue E, (416) 393-9315
- (P) John Fisher Jr., 40 Erskine Avenue, (416) 393-9325
- (P) Spectrum Sr., 223 Eglinton Avenue E., (416) 393-9311
- (P) Sunnyview Jr. & Sr., 450 Blythwood Road, (416) 393-9275
- (PH) North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 70 Roehampton Ave, (416) 393-9180
- (PH) Northern Secondary, 851 Mount Pleasant Rd, (416) 393-0270
- (CA) St. Monica, 14 Broadway Avenue, (416) 393-4224
- (PR) St. Clement’s School, 21 St. Clements Ave, (416) 483-4835