EARLHAIG

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Earl Haig周边社区介绍:

该社区位于央街以东,401高速以北,属北约克,处于多伦多北部中心;

交通:有Sheppard/NorthCentre/Finch 三个地铁站,距Downtown,多伦多大学,约克大学及机场约25分钟车程;

购物:有Loblaws,Metro西人大型超市;距华人超市及IKEA10分钟车程;有味香村餐厅及凤凰名粥;有大量日,韩餐馆;

社区:有北约克市政中心;图书馆;游泳池;联邦政府大楼(SIN卡,护照),税务局;省政府大楼(健康卡);Novetel(Hotel)有雀巢,宝洁,施乐加拿大总部;

人口:除传统本地人/犹太人以外,华人,韩国人,中东人,东欧人新移民较多;

学校:高中:EarlHaig(9-12),初中(7-8),小学:Mckee,Hollywood(1-6)
另有一所艺术初中:Watson

房屋:Condo(高级公寓)全新-12年新,30-60万,镇屋:12年新,45-65万;无管理费镇屋,全新70-90万,独立屋:全新,约4000尺,170-190万;20年新,130-160万,平房,65年,90万,通常用于翻建。

综述:名校,地铁,新房,广泛的价位,是经济实力雄厚的华人新移民喜爱的区域。

缺点:有两个

H I S T O R Y

Willowdale was originally settled by Jacob Cummer, who immigrated to Canada from the United States in 1797. Cummer was a mill owner on the nearby Don River, a proprietor of a tinsmith shop on Yonge Street and a self trained doctor and veterinarian. Cummer was held in such high esteem by his neighbours that this area was originally known as Kummer’s Settlement.

David Gibson, a distinguished land surveyor, was another leader in this community. Like most of his neighbours, Gibson participated in the ill-fated Toronto Rebellion of 1837. He was thus charged with high treason and escaped to the United States were he found employment as the First Assistant Engineer on the building of the Erie Canal.

Gibson returned to his Yonge Street farm in 1851, after being pardoned for his role in the Rebellion. He then helped to establish the “Willow Dale” post office, named after the many willow trees that once graced this district. Members of the Gibson family were still living in Gibson House in the 1920’s when the residential subdivision of Willowdale began to take place.

Editors Note: The Gibson House, circa 1851, is still standing in its original location at 5172 Yonge Street and is now a historic museum.

The Gibson House is the oldest house in Willowdale belonging to one of this areas first settlers. It is now a museum where visitors can get a feel for what Willowdale was like in pioneer days.

H O M E S

Willowdale’s original housing stock was built from the 1920’s through to the 1950’s. In this neighbourhood you will find charming Edwardian and Tudor style houses generally located near Yonge Street, rows of cosy brick and frame bungalows, and a fair number of split-level houses situated in the western section of Willowdale.

Willowdale has recently become a hot spot for new custom built homes. These new homes on average provide three to four thousand square feet of living space. The exterior of these homes typically includes double or triple garages, interlock driveways, wrought iron railings and balconies and professionally landscaped gardens.

The lavish interior finishes range from marble and slate tiles, ceramic backsplash, rich hardwood floors, cornice mouldings, skylights, potlights, alarm and intercom systems, central air and central vacuum, and nine foot ceilings.

Willowdale also includes a large number of newer luxury condominium apartment buildings and townhouses. These homes are located mainly on or near Yonge Street and feature convenient access to the subway station.

Ranch style bungalows on large lots are part of the Willowdale housing mix.

Older and newer homes shaded by mature trees line Willowdale streets.

A birds eye view of some Willowdale houses.

Small bungalows next to large custom homes.

Willowdale condominium buildings

Newer condominium building and townhouse developments can be found throughout the Willowdale neighbourhood.

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