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Yorkville


Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood is recognized as one of Canada’s most exclusive shopping districts with retail space rents ranking it the third most expensive retail space in North America. Yorkville hotels cater to the celebrities of Hollywood and local restaurants are a paparazzi dream stalking their famous patrons. The who’s who of Toronto shop in Yorkville and residents of Yorkville bask in the prestige of living in one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in Toronto.

Houses in Yorkville

A mixture of Victorian homes built in the late 1800’s, high end condominiums as well as newly constructed four and five star hotel/residential buildings, Yorkville real estate is not for the entry level buyer. Properties for sale in Yorkville are some of the most expensive in Canada but buyers continue to flock to new condominium developments for sale in Yorkville. For those that can afford the area, the Victorian homes offer a window to Toronto’s past with ornamental brick décor, cast iron fences and beautifully landscaped gardens.


Schools in Yorkville

Elementary

Jesse Ketchum Public School

High School

Jarvis Collegiate

University

University of Toronto

Recreation in Yorkville

Culture is the recreation of Yorkville. With the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the McLaughlin Planetarium, observing the beauty of the arts can be the sport of Yorkville. For the outdoor enthusiasts, Ramsden Park and Ketchum Park offer tennis courts, playgrounds, ice rinks and wading pools. In Yorkville there is something for everyone.

Shopping in Yorkville

Yorkville is shopping! The top boutiques, the top retailers and all the high end stores are the heart of Yorkville. This is where the world comes to shop when visiting Toronto. Whether it’s Hazelton Lanes shopping centre, or walking down Bloor St. and window shopping in high end stores such as Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, or Cartier the Rodeo Drive of Toronto has all the top end retailers from all around the world. In recent years other popular brand names such as Banana Republic, Winners and Roots have encroached on the high end landscape to diversify Yorkville shopping offering something for everyone of all financial limits.

Festivals in Yorkville

Toronto International Film Festival – Although Yorkville doesn’t really host any films during the Toronto International Film Festival, Yorkville is where all the action is. Celebrities stay at the Four Seasons and Park Hyatt, eat in all the Yorkville restaurants and shop in Yorkville for all the top designers. During the film festival you are bound to see someone famous if you just sit on a corner in Yorkville and wait.

Ice Fest – Every February the city of Toronto is invited to stroll through Yorkville and gaze at the creations by professional ice sculptors showing off their talents for charity. Yorkville comes alive with the Ice Fest as it celebrates the tail end of winter with the art of ice carving.

Bloor Yorkville Holiday Magic – From mid November until early January, Yorkville lights up for the holidays. Yorkville’s own cavalcade of lights begins with a lighting ceremony and transforms Yorkville into a magical holiday wonderland getting residents and guests of Yorkville geared up for Christmas and New Years.