York Mills

York Mills Neighbourhood History

Between 1804 until 1926, the area of today’s York Mills was used for grist and saw mills. York Mills got its name from the former Town of York (Toronto’s predecessor) and from the grist and saw mills that once operated in the valley. During this time, York Mills included a distillery, blacksmith shop, churches, a tannery, a post office, a school and the Joy Miller Tavern (which still exists today on Yonge Street).

York Mills transformed from a rural community to a residential neighbourhood in the 1930s. A large chunk of land between Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue was owned by St. Andrew’s College in the 1920s before it moved to Aurora in 1924. St. Andrew’s Estates purchased this vacant land and operated a championship golf course until the 1950s when the land was sold for development. Today, there are constant reminders that the property was once used as a golf course such as street names like “Foursome” and “Lower Links”.

York Mills Neighbourhood Today

York Mills is a beautiful community which includes peaceful parks, shopping and restaurants. As one of Toronto’s most affluent communities, it consists of large lavish homes and luxury condominiums. York Mills is only a short drive to Bayview Village Shopping Mall, the Shops On Don Mills and the prestigious Granite Club.

York Mills Properties & Real Estate

The neighbourhood of York Mills includes some of the largest properties in the City of Toronto. York Mills is known for its century-old trees, beautiful parks and high-end homes. Homes located in the neighbourhood of York Mills can date as far back as the 1920s. York Mills includes a mix of Tudor inspired manor homes, English Cottage style homes as well as contemporary homes. In addition, there are also various ranch-style bungalows and split-level homes. Many of these homes are being torn down and replaced with much larger custom built homes. The neighbourhood of York Mills also includes several luxury condominium apartments which are located near the intersection of York Mills and Yonge Street. In addition, the Bayview Mills condominium townhouses provide entry level prices and are located on the north east corner of Bayview and York Mills.

Thinking About Making A Move?

Are you thinking about buying a home in York Mills or you are thinking of selling your York Mills home?

I would love to learn about your specific real estate objectives and to discuss how I can help you achieve them. Take the first step towards achieving your objectives by contacting me today. I look forward to hopefully hearing from you.


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York Mills Local Business Directory

Below are some of the most prominent businesses within York Mills and the surrounding area.



Shopper Drug Mark

2528 Bayview Ave, North York



291 York Mills Rd, Toronto


York Mills

Animal Hospital


RBC Royal Bank

2514 Bayview Ave, North York


The Granite Club

2350 Bayview Ave, North York


TFS Canada’s International School

306 Lawrence Ave E, North York


Crescent School

2365 Bayview Ave, North York



Sunnybrook Hospital

2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto


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