Don Mills is one of Toronto's best known and most popular neighbourhoods. Neighbourhood landmarks include the picturesque Donalda Golf and Country Club, and scenic Edwards Gardens. The commercial/industrial sector of Don Mills serves as the head office for IBM Canada Ltd., Global Television Station, the Toronto Real Estate Board and many other prominent companies.
Don Mills is one of Toronto's best treed neighbourhoods. The spacious front lawns in Don Mills are covered with a great variety of trees including Birch, Willow, Spruce, Pine, Maple and a myriad of ornamental and fruit trees. The ravine lots situated in east Don Mills back onto the Don River Valley and a virtual forest of trees.
Many of Don Mills smaller local parks are connected by a paved walkway that runs behind Don Mills' houses. Another path inside Edwards Gardens is part of a nine kilometre paved trail that follows the valley of the West Don River all the way to Warden Woods Park in Scarborough.
Bond Park, located off Duncairn Road, is Don Mills largest park. It includes extensive baseball facilities and organized leagues, and is also home to the North York Winter Tennis Club. Three Valleys Park, located next to Three Valleys School has a large children's playground and tennis courts.
The Don Mills Civitan Arena located at 1030 Don Mills Road has a children's house league program and offers pleasure skating at designated times throughout the week.
The Don Mills Public Library at 881 Lawrence Avenue East has regular programming for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school children. Don Mills is near to the Ontario Science Centre located at 770 Don Mills Road.
The old shopping centre has now been transformed once again into the new Shops at Don Mills where once again shoppers can enjoy an outdoor retail experience. While outdoor shopping plazas may not be new to Toronto the Shops at Don Mills is like no other outdoor shopping experience ever seen before in Toronto. This well conceived and designed retail showpiece has been built in accordance with the City of Toronto’s Green Development Guidelines. The new urbanism look and feel of this place is accentuated by the Town Square located in the middle of the development.
The Town Square is flanked on one side by a magnificent water feature that twice every hour, erupts into a four minute choreographed show. At the other end of the Town Square is an eye popping clock tower that is actually a sculpture designed by famed Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland. The symbols on this unique clock tower are models of houses that resemble those found in the Don Mills neighbourhood.
Don Mills Road provides commuters with a quick and easy access route to downtown Toronto. North and south on-ramps to the Don Valley Parkway are located east of Don Mills Road, off Eglinton and Lawrence Avenues and off York Mills Road.