About the Neighbourhood
North York has a colourful history. The Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 had many supporters in North York especially in the villages of Lansing, Willowdale and Newtonbrook. Some of the leaders in these communities were charged with high treason and fled to the United States for many years before returning home. The Don River which runs through North York led to the establishment of hamlets such as York Mills, Don Mills and Hoggs Hollow which sprung up around successful saw and grist mills that once operated on the banks of the Don. These neighbourhoods have all kept some of that original charm with many stately and exclusive residence.