Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is 347 km by air from Parliament Hill. The drive is about five hours.
The Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Line 1 Yonge-University subway route travels the western border of this riding along Yonge Street. Residents can access the line at either the York Mills or Lawrence subway stations.
Crothers Woods, at 52 hectares large, has diverse, mature and relatively undisturbed forest that includes rare and endangered trees and bird species like the butternut tree and the Eastern Wood-Pewee bird.
Wilket Creek Park is home to many mature coniferous and deciduous trees, its location in a floodplain also makes it a great place for rare plants like the Canada Sicklepod, Snakerood, and New York Fern to grow.
About 40% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in Pakistan, China, and the Philippines.
Mandarin, Persian, and Cantonese are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Less than 1% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $109,887.
The Toronto Botanical Garden is four acres and contains 17 award-winning themed gardens to explore.
The Bridle Path–Sunnybrook—York Mills area has almost 75 bike trails, all differing in difficulty.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery is the final resting place of former prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, Nobel laureate Sir Frederick Banting, survivors of the Titanic, and the namesake of Mr. Christie cookies -- William Mellis Christie. Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, another cemetery in the riding, is the final resting place of two hockey Hall of Fame inductees – Francis “King” Clancy and Reginald “Hooley” Smith.
The top industries are professional, scientific and technical services, and finance and insurance.
Almost 67% of the riding’s workforce has some sort of post-secondary education. In 2011, the unemployment rate was 9.7%.
The riding is home to some of Canada’s most affluent neighbourhoods.
The Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has been pronounced one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2016. The hospital can boast about its solar panels, green roof, bike parking, composting program, and gas capture technology.
The Dembroski Centre for Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden has a green roof featuring low-growing sedum plants that help absorb rain water and insulate the building.
The Hoggs Hollow neighbourhood is named after Scotsman James Hogg, who settled here in 1824. Hogg eventually opened a whiskey distillery and a grist mill, and was considered the most successful of all the millers in the valley.
Edward Gardens, the land surrounding the Toronto Botanical Gardens, traces its roots to Alexander Milne, a Scottish miller who settled the site with his family in 1817. The property was bought by Toronto businessman Rupert Edwards in 1944.