LIVING IN YORKVILLE

Yorkville is one of Toronto's most dynamic neighbourhoods. It is an eclectic mix of luxury condominium apartment buildings, commercial office towers, four and five star hotels, theatres, gourmet restaurants, a prestigious shopping district and picture postcard Victorian homes.

 

Living in yorkville

Yorkville is one of Toronto's most dynamic neighbourhoods. It is an eclectic mix of luxury condominium apartment buildings, commercial office towers, four and five star hotels, theatres, gourmet restaurants, a prestigious shopping district and picture postcard Victorian homes.

The commercial heart of Yorkville is located on both Yorkville Avenue and on Cumberland Street.  Bloor-Yorkville is generally acclaimed as Canada's pre-eminent shopping district. Its many specialty stores, fashion boutiques, jewellery stores, antique shops, and art galleries are a destination point for tourists, as well as Torontonians from all over the city.

The transition to Yorkville's quiet residential pocket is gradual, as Victorian houses shift from retail to residential uses in a seamless pattern that is uniquely Yorkville.

Cosmopolitan Appeal 

Yorkville is Toronto's most cosmopolitan neighbourhood. It has wide appeal with domestic homebuyers from within the Greater Toronto Area, as well as across Canada and internationally. Yorkville enjoys the cache of a being situated in prime midtown, and the convenience of also being within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto.

Yorkville buyers are attracted to Yorkville's many amenities which include world class shopping, fine restaurants, culture and the arts located at the nearby ROM, Bata and the Gardiner Museums and the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall, movies at the Varsity Theatre, world famous hotels and its close proximity to the University of Toronto.

The key to living in Yorkville is you need to be someone who is young at heart. A zest for life, a love for walking, the joy of walking your pet in neighbourhood parks, an appreciation of good food, a love for nightlife at the coffee bars and night spots open to wee hours, great shopping, and wonderful cultural opportunities for all the family.

Greenspace & Design

The Village of Yorkville Park located at 115 Cumberland Street has won numerous design awards for its thematic landscape based on elements of Yorkville history as well as the Canadian landscape. The rock in the centre of the park is from the Canadian Shield. It weighs 650 tonnes and is 1 billion years old.  

Ramsden Park is located at the north end of Yorkville, off Yonge Street. This large city park includes four tennis courts, an artificial ice rink, a children's playground, and a wading pool.

CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT

The Yorkville Public Library, at 22 Yorkville Avenue, is an intimate library geared towards the local community. It includes programs for both children and adults. The Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge Street is Canada's largest and most extensive reference library.

The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, the Royal Ontario Museum, and The Bata Shoe Museum, are all within walking distance of this neighbourhood. The Manulife Centre situated at the south-east corner of Bay and Bloor features 12 state-of-the-art movie theatres.

Transportation

Yorkville is ideally located within walking distance of the Bloor/Yonge subway station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and the Bay station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.  For those commuting by car, the Don Valley Parkway is approximately five minutes from Yorkville.