Toronto – York University Heights Neighborhood

York University Heights

York University Heights

Also known as Northwood Park, is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the northernmost neighbourhoods in the city, located along the northern boundary of Steeles Avenue in the former city of North York. The area is most popular with immigrants of Italian and Chinese descent.

The neighbourhood is named for its inclusion of the main campus of York University and is situated between Sheppard Avenue and Steeles Avenue east of Black Creek. It contains a variety of private residences, including detached and semi-detached bungalows, townhouses, a new urbanism development known as the Village at York, condominiums, low-rise apartments, and a few high-rise apartments​​.

The Village at York University is a major new-home development within Toronto, comprising condominiums, townhouses, semi-detached, and detached homes. The first phase of this development began in 2005, followed by a second phase in 2007. The Village is noted for its high-density design, featuring garages opening to laneways and balconies and terraces. It is also served by three subway stations on Line 1 Yonge–University, offering convenient access to transportation​​.

York University

In the northwest of the neighbourhood is the campus for York University, which also hosts Seneca College’s Seneca@York campus. As a result, this proximity to educational institutions makes the area a popular choice for students and staff of the university​​.

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