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North Toronto is the northern section of the old, pre-amalgamation City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It currently occupies a central location within the new city boundaries. It is a roughly narrow strip, centred around Yonge Street, and running from Davisville Avenue north to Blythwood Road. It was incorporated as the Town of North Toronto in 1890, when much of the area's land was still farmland. It was later annexed by the City of Toronto in 1912.
It was during this time that a streetcar line was built along Yonge Street, making North Toronto the northernmost stop on the line. North Toronto soon emerged as a popular streetcar suburb, with the area becoming completely developed by the 1940s. The streetcar was replaced by the Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge subway in 1956. Today, North Toronto is a relatively affluent community, which is very popular with young families.
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