Select A North York Neighbourhood
While much of the area retains a suburban nature, the central area is gradually ceasing to be suburban, resembling a smaller version of the city's downtown. The North York Centre area along Yonge Street between Finch and Sheppard Avenues has an urban feel, coinciding with the path of the Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge subway line. There are many stores and high-rise office and condominium apartment buildings along this central North York corridor, particularly centred on the old North York City Hall. Along the subway line along Sheppard Avenue, more high-rise condominiums are being built along the Sheppard East corridor.
Major shopping malls in North York include the Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Fairview Mall. Smaller locations include Centerpoint Mall, Bayview Village, Yorkgate Mall, Shops at Don Mills, Steeles West Market Mall, Jane Finch Mall and Sheppard Centre. It is also home to campuses of York University, Seneca College, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Tyndale University College and Seminary. Major health-care facilities, such as North York General Hospital, Humber River Regional Hospital (Finch Avenue Site previously called York-Finch Hospital) and the massive Sunnybrook Hospital complex, which includes a veterans' residence are located in North York.