North York has a long history as first an agricultural region dotted with crossroads villages, then a growing suburban community, and finally a modern city. It was first created as a township in 1922 out of the northern part of the former city of York, the fastest growing parts of the region due to its proximity to Old Toronto. In 1967 it became the Borough of North York, and then on February 14, 1979, the City of North York. In 1998, North York was amalgamated with the rest of Metropolitan Toronto to form the new city of Toronto.