Willowdale a neighbourhood to watch
With an impressive skyline, a wide selection of retail shopping and interesting restaurants,and serviced by two of Toronto's subway lines, Willowdale is a neighbourhood to watch! Originally a sleepy suburb, In recent years Willowdale has transformed into a vibrant downtown area centered on Yonge Street and along Sheppard Avenue East.
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.
Urbanites flock to the major malls including up-market Bayview Village, Empress Walk and the Sheppard Centre (currently undergoing a major renovation), as well as downtown amenities like the Toronto Centre for the Arts, Farmer’s Market at Mel Lastman Square and Bayview & Sheppard, the Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre and the extensive program of activities at the North York Public Library and YMCA on Sheppard.