The mix of small bungalows, modest two-storey homes, and larger homes in various architectural styles that characterized North Toronto over the course of last century have given way today to many newly-constructed single-family homes, townhomes, and mid-and high-rise condominiums, which sit side-by-side with restored and renovated properties dating back 100 years and more.
Bounded roughly by Eglinton Avenue, Avenue Road, Blythwood Road, and Bayview Avenue, this area was primarily an agricultural community when it was incorporated as the Town of North Toronto in 1890. Annexed by the City of Toronto in 1912, it grew quickly into a Toronto suburb and was completely developed by the 1940s.
North Toronto is hugely popular with young families, as the neighbourhood includes a number of top-notch public and private schools; shops, services, and restaurants of all kinds along the Yonge Street corridor; and easy access to public transit, including the Yonge Street subway line.
With material from Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods, by David Dunkelman