Scarborough, East York, North York, Etobicoke and the former City of Toronto were amalgamated to form the present City of Toronto.
Scarborough is on the eastern side of Toronto, it was made up of smaller towns which include Agincourt, Guildwood, West Hill, The Bluffs , Wexford and Woburn. Scarborough has a number of near by colleges which include Seneca College, Centennial College and the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus. There are many different shopping locations which include Scarborough Town Centre , Parkway Mall, Bridlewood Mall, Eglinton Square and Malvern Town Centre.
Some of the main north south streets in Scarborough Victoria Park, Warden Avenue, Brichmount Road, Kennedy Road, Brimley Road, McCowan Road, Markham Road, Morningside Road and Port Union Road. The main east west roads are Kingston Road, St. Clair, Eglinton Avenue, Lawerance Avenue, Ellesmere Road, Sheppard Avenue and Finch Road.
East York has a distinct feel to it. The Beach or Beaches area is on the north side of Lake Ontario. This has always been one of the most desirable places to live in Toronto. It has fantastic older homes with a mix of new homes, condos and semi-detached homes. Queen Street East is the main area for restaurants and shopping. Danforth Avenue is home Greek town it has the best Greek restaurants in Toronto. Playter Estates is on the north side of Danforth Ave and has many older Victorian style homes. Riverdale is on the south side of Danforth Avenue has Victorian homes with detached and semi-detached homes. Leslieville is one of the hottest real estate markets in Toronto, it has a mix of detached and semi-detached homes.
The main north south roads are Woodbine Avenue, Coxwell Avenue, Greenwood Avenue, Pape Avenue, Broadview Avenue. The main east west roads are Queen Street, Gerrard Street, Danforth Avenue and O’Conner Drive.
North York is a great area to live in with many smaller communities which include, Bayview Village, Willowdale, Don Mills, York Mills, Don Valley, Downsview, Newtonbrook and Wilson Heights. North York is also has the Bridle Path area, this is where some of the largest and most expensive homes in Canada are located.
North York has Yorkdale Shopping Centre, The Shops at Don Mills, and many other smaller shopping locations such as Peanut Plaza and Bayview Village.
The Don Valley Parkway and Highway 401 are the major highways. The main north south streets are Don Mills Road, Leslie Street, Bayview Avenue, Yonge Street, Bathurst Avenue