North Toronto is the northern section of the old, pre-amalgamation City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It occupies a geographically central location within the current "megacity" boundaries. A megacity is generally defined as a Metropolitan area with a total Population in excess of 10 million people It is a relatively narrow strip, centred around Yonge Street; it extends from the CP tracks south of St. Clair Avenue north to Yonge Boulevard, with its core area between Davisville Avenue and Blythwood Road. Yonge Street (pronounced "young" is a major arterial street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and its northern Suburbs It was formerly The Canadian Pacific Railway ( St Clair Avenue is a major east-west street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Town of North Toronto was incorporated in 1890, when much of the area was still farmland, and annexed by the City of Toronto in 1912.
Toronto's Yonge Street streetcar line was then extended through North Toronto, replacing the former radial railway service. The Toronto streetcar system comprises eleven streetcar ( Tram) routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada operated by the Toronto Transit Commission In Australia "interurban" is a general term for Intercity rail. North Toronto soon emerged as a popular streetcar suburb, with the area becoming completely developed by the 1940s. A streetcar suburb is a community whose growth and development was strongly shaped by the use of Streetcar lines as a primary means of transportation The streetcar was replaced in 1954 by the Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge subway as far as Eglinton Avenue and a trolleybus running north from there, which was replaced in turn by a subway extension in 1973. The Toronto Transit Commission ( TTC) is a Public transport authority that operates Buses streetcars, subways and Rapid transit The Yonge-University-Spadina Line is the oldest and busiest subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Eglinton Avenue is an east-west thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in Mississauga to the west Today North Toronto is a relatively affluent community, and very popular with young families.
The neighbourhood has had a mixed-density design for some time, but this is rapidly changing to a greater density with the construction of condos in the area. The southern part of the neighbourhood is densely populated, with the entire section between Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road south of Davisville Avenue built up into high rise apartment buildings. More recently, condo structures have further added to this density, especially south of Merton Street (backing on to the distinguished privately owned Mount Pleasant Cemetery). Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a famous Cemetery located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Additional condo projects have begun on Mount Pleasant Road, and the existing medium-rise dwellings southeast of Yonge and Eglinton are being joined by a Minto condo project with towers of 39 and 52 stories.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery serves as a major green space for the southern end of the neighbourhood. South of the cemetery are trails in two ravines of the former Mud Creek and Yellow Creek, which lead to the Don River. This article is about the river in Toronto Canada For other rivers with the same name see Don River (disambiguation. On the north side of the cemetery is the Kay Gardner Beltline Park, a heavily-used path on the route of a former railway line. Kay Gardner, (born 1927 was a municipal politician in Toronto Ontario. The Belt Line Railway was a short-lived commuter route in the 1890s. The Belt Line Railway was built in Toronto Ontario, Canada in the 1890s by a railway entrepreneur James David Edgar. It was subsequently purchased by Canadian National Railway and used for freight until service was discontinued in the 1960s. The path goes northwest to Eglinton Avenue, then curves west, and ends at the William R. Allen Road, known locally as the Allen Expressway. Eglinton Avenue is an east-west thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in Mississauga to the west William R Allen Road, known more commonly as Allen Road, The Allen Expressway or simply The Allen is a short Expressway / Freeway Other green spaces includes Eglinton Park just west of Yonge Street and Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens at Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue, which connects to Sherwood Ravine Park and Sunnybrook Park to the east.
North Toronto is served by north-south commercial strips on Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant Road, and Bayview Avenue, and an east-west strip on Eglinton Avenue. Bayview Avenue is a major north-south route in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Eglinton Avenue is an east-west thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in Mississauga to the west These offer an array of shopping and dining aimed primarily at the local market, and as with many main streets in Toronto neighbourhoods, are largely given to small, locally-owned shops in free-standing buildings. The corner of Yonge and Eglinton features the Yonge Eglinton Centre complex, which includes a shopping mall, multiplex cinema, and both office and residential towers; and Canada Square, an office complex with a small shopping concourse and another, older multiplex. Canada Square is a complex of three interconnected office buildings located at Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue in Toronto, Ontario Both are connected to Eglinton subway station.
Libraries can be found on Bayview Avenue, at Yonge and Lawrence, and near the Yonge Eglinton Centre, along with a children's-focused library on Mount Pleasant near the Toronto Camera Club mentioned below. There is a community centre in Eglinton Park (Eglinton Avenue and Oriole Parkway). What was once North America's largest bridge club, Kate Buckman's, was on Mount Pleasant near Eglinton for many years until its closure in 2007; the Toronto Bridge Club is on St. Clair near Yonge. The Toronto Camera Club finds its home on Mount Pleasant Road near Millwood Road. The Toronto Camera Club (TCC is the oldest photography club in Canada, founded in 1888
More recently, North Toronto has become synonymous with Midtown. Midtown Toronto is an area of Toronto, Canada roughly defined as the area north of Bloor Street (south of which is Downtown Toronto