North Toronto’s York Mills neighbourhood has become a popular area for buyers. The quietness of the residential streets combined with the convenient access to local highways and public transportation makes it easy to see why so many are drawn to settle down in the neighbourhood.

But the community offers so much more than that to residents and visitors alike.

Great dining, historic parks, and other local favourites make York Mills a fantastic place to visit.

Here are five reasons York Mills should be your next local destination:

1. Auberge du Pommier

In the mood for some French delicacies? Then look no further than Auberge du Pommier. This Yonge Street-located restaurant boasts exquisite fine dining, offering beautifully presented meals and crowed-pleasing favourites such as their boeuf bourguignon.

2. York Mills Valley Park

You’ll be easily convinced that you’re far away from the hustle and bustle of the city with just one step into York Mills Valley Park. A quiet ravine (part of the West Don River) runs through a portion of the park, which is open year-round. There’s plenty of space to walk and hike, paths and roads for cycling, and even room to go snowshoeing in the colder months. You can easily explore the York Mills Park Trail, which is a user-friendly asphalt route that is 11 acres long.

3. Nomé Izakaya

This local favourite at Yonge and Sheppard serves up delicious Japanese fare, multi-ethnic tapas, and serves as a lounge late into the night. From unagi risotto to weekly deals on $1 oysters, you’re bound to have a memorable dining experience here.

4. Butter Avenue

There are sweet treats waiting at Butter Avenue on Yonge Street. This local bakery is a destination for many macaron-lovers in the area. Their unique flavours, such as earl grey or tomato brie, are only the tip of this patisserie’s attraction. Grab a warm drink, pick your favourite flavours, and enjoy the unique goods.

5. Don Valley Golf Course

Relax with a round of golf at the nearby Don Valley Golf Course. This lush club has rolling hills, a variety of landscapes, and a convenient location just off of the 401 as well as a short walk from the subway line. This golf course is one of the city’s oldest, but comes equipped with modern conveniences, and has 18 holes surrounded by beautiful scenery that takes you far away from the city life.

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