Heading east, Toronto Islands and the downtown skyline are not too far away.
The density tapers off quite quickly and becomes a lowrise landscape with homes and industrial buildings.
The city's northern suburbs are predominantely lowrise houses and sprawls out as far as the eye can see.
Buttonville airport serves leisure aircraft and aspiring pilots can take flying lessons here. It is now surrounded by offices and homes. Next to it is Highway 404, a major expressway from downtown to the northern suburbs.
Highway 407 is one of the country's rare toll highways. Conceived as a public-private partnership in the 1990s, the first section opened in 1997 spanning 69km long across west-to-east just north of Toronto's city limits. It now is 108km long and is owned by a Spanish company.
Promenade Shopping Mall is just outside the Toronto city boundary.
Highwway 400 runs north-to-south but does not connect into downtown.