Willowdale A Neighbourhood Transformed
In recent years, Willowdale, originally a sleepy suburb, has transformed into a vibrant downtown area centered on Yonge Street, with an impressive skyline, a wide selection of retail shopping and interesting restaurants, as well as professional office space. Serviced by two of Toronto's subway lines, this is a neighbourhood to watch!
Named after the many willow trees that once graced this community, families are still drawn to Willowdale by the quiet streets, excellent schools and the network of parks and trails which are perfect for bike riders, joggers and walkers.
Earl Bales Park is a year round 145-acre destination, offering hiking and biking trails, an outdoor amphitheatre and bunny ski hill. For golf enthusiasts there is the Don Valley Golf Course, set amongst the beautiful scenery of the Don River Valley.
Urbanites flock to the major malls including up-market Bayview Village, Empress Walk and the Sheppard Centre, as well as downtown amenities like the Toronto Centre for the Arts, a Farmer’s Market at Mel Lastman Square, the Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre and the extensive program of activies at the North York Public Library.