York-Crosstown is one of the most multi-cultural and diverse parts of Toronto. The independent shops and restaurants along Eglinton Avenue are a window on the world. Foodies will love the selection of restaurant options serving Caribbean, South American, West Indian, African, and Italian cuisines. The new Eglinton Crosstown rapid transit line has been the impetus for a revitalization of York-Crosstown which used to be somewhat isolated from the rest of the City but not anymore.
York-Crosstown is defined by its topography which features a hilly terrain buffered by ravine lands where roads do not follow the strict grid pattern found in most parts of Toronto but instead twist and wind up and down the hilly topography like a rollercoaster. This was once largely a working-class district so the houses come in all shapes and sizes with an eclectic mix of housing styles.