North York is a suburban district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located directly north of Old Toronto, between Etobicoke to the west and Scarborough to the east. The city has a population of more than 656,000 people. It was first created as a township in 1922 out of the northern part of the former city of York, a municipality that was located along the western border of Old Toronto. North York became a city in 1979, attracting more people, high-density residences, rapid transit and a number of corporate headquarters in North York City Centre - its central business district. In 1998, North York was amalgamated with the rest of Metropolitan Toronto to form the new city of Toronto. Culture & Attractions North York is home to two of Toronto's five major shopping malls: the Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Fairview Mall. Other neighborhood mall locations include Centerpoint Mall, Jane Finch Mall, Bayview Village, Yorkgate Mall, Shops at Don Mills, Steeles West Market Mall and Sheppard Centre. It is also home to campuses of York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Seneca College and Tyndale University College & Seminary. North York has it's share of professional sports teams in soccer, basketball, baseball and volleyball. It is also a fairly culturally diverse area, home to people from all over the world.