About Bayview/York Mills
One of the most well-known and prestigious neighbourhoods in Toronto. “York” in York Mills refers to the former name of Toronto: the Town of York. The “Mills” refers to the sawmills that ran in the area from 1804 to 1926.
Tudor-inspired manor homes, English-style cottages, and contemporary designs mingle with large numbers of ranch-style bungalows and split-level homes. Properties are generally large and rich in mature trees and foliage.Many residential streets in this area are quiet crescents and cul-de-sacs and an abundance of schools and parks.The area is bordered by the 401 to the north, Eglinton Avenue East to the south, Yonge Street to the west and Leslie Street to the east.
Upscale shopping is the norm in this neighbourhood, with landmarks including York Mills Shopping Plaza, Bayview Village, The Shops at Don Mills and high-end boutiques along Bayview Avenue. It is also in close proximity to Sunnybrook Park and Sunnybrook Stables.
With material from Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods, by David Dunkelman