York University Heights

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York University Heights

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York University Heights, also known as Northwood Park, is one of the northernmost neighbourhoods in the city of Toronto, Ontario. The name of the neighbourhood is because it contains the main campus of York University. This area is most popular with immigrants of Italian and Chinese descent who have established communities in the area. It is also home to many Jamaican, South East Asian and East Indian residents. It is located between Sheppard Avenue and Steeles Avenue east of Black Creek.

The majority of people in this neighbourhood live in high-rise buildings; however, it also contains a significant number of detached and semi-detached residences, as well as a recent new urbanism development, the Village at York. The southwestern part of the neighbourhood is part of the Jane and Finch area.

Village at York

The Village at York is one of the last major new-home developments within the City of Toronto including condominium townhouses, semi-detached and detached homes. First residents moved into the first phase of approximately 550 homes in the summer of 2005 A second phase, which started construction in 2007, adds about 300 more homes but includes no new townhouses. It is located just south of the York University campus, north of Finch Avenue.

Characteristics of the Village:

  • It sits on land purchased from York University by the real estate developer , within the boundaries of the , and in some ways is still considered part of the university community. First-time buyers......
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