East York was originally part of York Township. Following the incorporation of the Township of North York in 1922, York Township was divided by Toronto, Leaside and North Toronto. East York was originally populated by working class English people who valued the opportunity to own small homes of their own, with front lawns and back gardens. Many had immigrated from Lancashire and Yorkshire.
With 11 public schools and 6 Catholic schools in this neighbourhood, your kids can get a great education.
This neighbourhood is park heaven, with 3 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, including:
With 1 rail transit stop and 92 street-level transit stops in the neighbourhood, it's easy to get around.