Located in northern Toronto, North York officially became a part of larger Metropolitan Toronto in 1998. Apartment rentals in the North York area remain popular thanks to the city's multicultural population and low unemployment rates. If you look for apartments for rent in North York, you'll be rewarded with great shopping centres such as Sheppard Plaza, Fairview Mall, Don Mills Centre and the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. North York apartment living also enables you to visit the Toronto Centre for the Arts, more than 800 scientific exhibits at the Ontario Science Centre or the famous 19th century heritage village, Black Creek Pioneer Village. If you rent apartments in North York, you'll also be close to North America's busiest freeway - Highway 401, and within easy distance to nearby Richmond Hill, Scarborough, York and Etobicoke.