Yorkville

Welcome to Yorkville

A dynamic neighbourhood where bohemian vibes meet chic charm.

Unwinding in charming tree-lined streets, Yorkville is known throughout Toronto for its commitment to beauty and vibrant community. Chic, modern, and quaintly bohemian all at once, the area is known for its urban appeal, as it maintains an air of old Europe while embracing modern amenities and big-city draws. 
 
Thanks to its history as a quiet, rural village up until its incorporation into the city in the late 1800s, Yorkville has curated a rare personality. Even better, large-scale renovations that took place in the 1980s and 90s have brought even more amenities and excitement to this charismatic neighbourhood. 
 
With many architects in the area and unique home architecture, Yorkville’s singular charm comes to life throughout the region. As eclectic as its inhabitants, the streets are dotted with a mix of styles ranging from 19th century Georgian to 21st postmodern aesthetics. Alluring features like cast-iron fences and gorgeous, well-manicured gardens complete the look.
 

What to Love

  • Energetic and lively
  • Great access to fine dining, luxury shops, and top-end services
  • An urban destination with uptempo activity
  • Unique, charming historic vibe

Local Lifestyle

Throughout the whole of Yorkville is an atmosphere of eclectic vibrancy. Melding history, modernism, trendy eateries, chic boutiques, and residents who have everything they could need at their fingertips, the whole area is one of the top destinations in Toronto. Denizens enjoy an urban feel, made complete by the neighbourhood’s artistic past and high-end future—though, an artistic vibe is still present, thanks to the many galleries and the display shows residents love to attend in the surrounding streets. Thought to be home to one of the best shopping districts in all of Canada, locals are as equally likely to spend an afternoon in one of the many luxury shops as they are to unwind in a historic home.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Considering Yorkville’s perennial place at the top of Canada’s shopping destinations, it is no wonder that it is brimming with fine dining, luxury shops, and more. Take a stroll down Bloor Street-Yorkville to soak up all that the district has to offer.
 
International brands and the world’s best clothiers converge at Bloor Street. Visit ITEM Lookbook for elegantly simple designs for men and women, or perfect the new nursery with goods from Advice From A Caterpillar before updating the rest of the home decor with the excellent services at one of the shopping district’s premiere antiquities shops
 
Locals love relaxing after a day of successful shopping, and one of the best ways to do that is by making a reservation at any number of top-tier restaurants. The whole family will enjoy a refreshing cone from The Gelato Shop, while any and all of life’s best moments can be celebrated at Enigma Yorkville, which is known for its fine European dining.
 

Things to Do

Harkening back to its historical, artistic roots, Yorkville is no stranger to dazzling art displays and showcases. Spotting a showcase any day of the week is simply a matter of keeping an eye out, while other recreational opportunities are also available, from museums to parks. 
 
Overflowing with the world’s best contemporary offerings, Galerie LeRoyer is the perfect way to spend a date night. On the other hand, Gallerie de Bellefeuille shines as one of the country’s premier independent art galleries. Or, if you’d like a gallery that features bright and unique pieces—much like Yorkville itself—then look no further than Taglialatella Galleries, which features art from new artists as well as iconic people like Andy Warhol and Banksy. 
 
In case you need a break from the art world, never fear because Yorkville delivers. A sunny, verdant pocket of outdoor green space can be found at the Village of Yorkville Park, which was constructed in the early 90s and continues to be a favorite of locals. Or, get a feel for a different side of the creative world by visiting Bloor’s—and Canada’s—premier independent cinema, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
 

Schools

Yorkville is served by the excellent Jesse Ketchum Public School, which serves grades K-8. Other top educational opportunities include:

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