Toronto’s downtown is a vast collection of small neighbourhoods, that make up the core of the city. It fits between Bloor Street to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, the Don River to the east, and Bathurst Street to the west. The area is made up of Canada’s largest concentration of skyscrapers and contains buildings of the municipal government of Toronto and provincial government of Ontario.
East Toronto refers to one of the oldest sections of the city east of the Don River. It is roughly bordered by Jarvis St. in the West, the Don Valley in the East, Bloor St. to the North and Lake Ontario to the south. It is a mixed area that contains both professional and working class citizens. The area includes neighbourhoods such as Upper Beaches, Riverdale, Leslieville, East Danforth, and the Beaches.
East York is a former municipality within the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was a semi-autonomous borough within the overall municipality of Metropolitan Toronto until 1998, when it was amalgamated into the new “megacity” of Toronto in 1998. Before the amalgamation, it was Canada’s only borough.
Midtown Toronto is an affluent business area in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, contained in the Old Toronto area. Located between Downtown Toronto and Uptown Toronto, its borders are roughly defined Bloor Street to the south and Lawrence Avenue to the north, Bayview Avenue to the east and Marlee Avenue/Oakwood Avenue/Ossington Avenue to the west. The central neighbourhood of the area is Yonge and Eglinton. It also covers North Toronto and Forest Hill.
North York is a former municipality of Toronto, and comprises the central part of the northern section of the city. As of the 2006 Census, it has a population of 635,370, and one of the most diverse areas of Toronto. It includes some of the most affluent areas of the city (The Bridle Path, Hogg’s Hollow, York Mills, Willowdale, Bayview Village) and yet some of the poorest ears as well (Jane and Finch, Flemingdon Park, and Lawrence Heights).
Scarborough is a district and former city within the eastern part of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Scarborough is bordered by Lake Ontario to the South, Victoria Park Avenue to the West, Steeles Avenue East,on the North, and the Rouge River on the east. It was originally a separate city until the big amalgamation scooped it up in 1998.
Uptown Toronto is an area in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is considered to be north of Midtown Toronto. Unclear on where Uptown actually begins, it is either north of Lawrence Avenue, or Eglinton, depending on who you ask.
Vogue names Queen West neighbourhood 2nd coolest neighbourhood world wide. But we know this already! The West End of Toronto is bounded roughly by Ossington Avenue to the east, St. Clair Avenue to the north, the Humber River to the west, and Lake Ontario to the south. The West End covers a vast swath of Toronto and includes ethnic enclaves and quiet, residential neighbourhoods inhabited largely by recent immigrants to Canada. In recent years, the West End has undergone explosive growth and gentrification, and is quickly becoming one of the hottest areas in the city in which to live.
York Crosstown neighbourhoods includes Weston at the northwest end of the city, Mount Dennis, Rockcliffe-Smythe, Lamton, Runnymede, Baby-Piont, Old mill, Harwood, Silverthorne, Faibank, and Humewood-Cedervale “The Woods” down St. Clair Avenue.