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North York Real Estate & Homes for Sale

North York is one of the six administrative districts of Toronto. It is located right to the north of the central part of Toronto, and it is the area where plenty of business and office centers are clustered side by side with modern residential districts. North York is an urban community which is located within the city of Toronto. The earliest settlers took up land here in 1795. Until into 20th century, the area was primarily used for agricultural purposes. This area was converted into the township of North York, even though the population was under 6000. The population of North York rose to a borough in 1967 and later to a city in 1979. In 1998, North York was amalgamated with the rest of Metropolitan Toronto to form the new city.



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The total population of North York is 691,595 as per the 2016 census, with a 3.6% growth rate from 2011 to 2016. The population density in North York is 42 people/hectare.

AGE: The average age of North York residents is lower than the national average. The city dwellers have an average age of 39.9 years. Around 190 people are above the age of 100 years. Out of the total population in North York, most of the population (67.8%) falls in the age bracket of 15 to 64 years. This group is followed by the youngest age group, constituting 17.6% of the total population. The smallest group here in North York is 85 years & above, with only 1.7% of total residents.

IMMIGRANTS: The total Immigrant population in North York is 364,800. North York witnessed the largest number of immigrants from 2001 to 2010, in which around 103,245 immigrated here, making up 28.3% of the total immigrant population. About 68,695 immigrants moved to North York during the time period 2011 to 2016. During the time span of 1981 to 2016, around 42,840 people took refuge in North York.

DIVERSITY: North York has a very diverse immigration status. Around 364,800 people were foreign-born. Here is the list of the top 10 countries of birth of the immigrants:

  • Philippines: 43,610 (6.4%)
  • China: 131,480 (4.9%)
  • Iran: 26,020 (3.8%)
  • Korea South: 15,140 (2.2%)
  • India: 14,575 (2.1%)
  • Italy: 14,320 (2.1%)
  • Hong Kong: 13,685 (2.0%)
  • Pakistan: 10,485 (1.5%)
  • Jamaica: 9,295 (1.4%)
  • Russian Federation: 8,655 (1.3%)
  • All Others: 170,430 (24.9% )

Homes For Sale in North York

Dwellings in North York are of various types based on their structure, including apartments, rowhouses, detached houses, and semi-detached houses:

  • Total Dwellings: 357,085
  • Single Detached Houses: 227,725
  • Apartments: 36,805
  • Other Attached Dwellings: 92,440
  • Semi Detached Houses: 21,945
  • Townhouses: 43,890
  • Apartments Duplex: 15,170
  • Other Apartments: 11,085
  • Other Single Attached Houses: 355
  • Movable Dwellings: 110

The average household size: 3.1.

Population living in private households: 1,100,950.


  • Currently, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in North York, Toronto, ON is $1,785. The average rent has fallen by $140, resulting in a 7% decrease compared to the previous year.
  • Currently, the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in North York, Toronto, ON is $2,100. The mean rent has remained unchanged as compared to last year.


Four boards in North York control school education:

  • Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (CSCM)
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde(CSV)
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board(TCDSB)
  • Toronto District School Board (TDSB)

North York has the following post-secondary institutions:

  • York University
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Black Creek Pioneer Villa Ford Centre


The median household income in North York is $63,140. The unemployment rate in North York is 5.6%, and the labour force is 59.7%.


One of the main points to consider while choosing a city to live in is what the place offers to its residents and visitors for recreation. North York outshines many big cities in terms of recreational places and activities it provides.

  • Edwards Gardens: The garden is adjacent to Toronto Botanical Garden. The garden features perennials and roses on the uplands and wildflowers, rhododendrons and extensive rockery. It is a perfect place for those who love nature and greenery because this place is full of nature’s treasures.
  • Agha Khan Museum: Agha Khan Musem is a museum located in North York which exhibits Islamic Art and 1,000 rare objects, including artifacts from the private collections of His Highness the Aga Khan, the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, and Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan.
  • Black Creek Pioneer Museum: Black Creek Pioneer Village features a working village with period buildings, artifacts, costumed guides & educational programs typical of those established in south-central Ontario between the 1790s and the 1860s. Spread over more than 30 acres of immaculate country landscapes, the Village includes 40 heritage buildings from communities across south-central Ontario fully embellished with a collection of over 50,000 historical artifacts. There are various things to do and experience village life and understand what it was like back then. From escape rooms and axe throwing to brewery tours, the visitors can find activities suitable for all age types.
  • Rainbow Tunnel Mural: This mural is easily visible to those driving north on the Don Valley Parkway; however one can stroll along the East Don trail to get a closer look at the rainbow tunnel mural. This mural was originally painted by BC Johnson many years ago and, in 2013, re-created by Rob Matejka and Anthony Delacruz and youth from Flemingdon Neighbourhood.
  • Art Gallery of York University: This public art gallery holds exhibitions and programs to enrich the cultural and intellectual environment of surrounding regions. The gallery contains and preserves a permanent collection and outdoor sculpture garden.

FAQs (North York Real Estate)

  • Q1: What is the average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in North York, Toronto, ON ?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in North York, Toronto, ON is $1,785.

  • Q2: What is the average rent of a 2-bedroom apartment in North York, Toronto, ON ?

The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in North York, Toronto, ON is $2,100.

  • Q3: What is the average annual temperature of North York ?

The average yearly temperature of North York is 10°C.

  • Q4 How many private dwellings are there in North York ?

The total number of private dwellings is 357,085.

  • Q5 What is the household income in North York ?

The median household income in North York is $63,140.

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