Welcome to North Toronto - "Eglinton Village"
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.
Yonge and Eglinton — affectionately referred as “Young and Eligible” — has been an important intersection for over a hundred years. This area was originally part of Eglinton Village, which amalgamated with Davisville Village to the south and Bedford Park Village to the north to form the Town of North Toronto in 1890. The Town of North Toronto was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1912.
The northwest quadrant of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection is occupied by the Yonge Eglinton Centre that has recently undergone a massive renovation.
The northeast quadrant of Yonge-Eglinton will soon be the site of a new luxuryt condominium tower.
The southeast quadrant has already been transformed by the recently built Minto Midtown project, which consists of two residential towers with retail at grade level. The open space between the two buildings is designed to improve pedestrian space in the area.
The southwest quadrant is largely occupied by the TTC Eglinton bus terminal lands, which the city has targeted for public realm improvements, better public transit infrastructure and new park space.
Also notable is the redevelopment of North Toronto Collegiate (east of Yonge Street between Roehampton and Broadway). This historic school was rebuilt in 2011 with a new playing field. “The Republic” condominium development abutting the new school has been very popular with homebuyers seeking this prime uptown location.