Yorkville is bounded by Bloor Street to the south, Davenport Road to the north, Yonge Street to the east, and Avenue Road to the west. It is also bounded by Burberry, Prada, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Vera Wang, Kate Spade, Swarovski, Birks, Coach, Betsy Johnson, Hermes, Tiffany & Co; and Chanel. Sorry (not sorry) to all of you shopaholics out there!
While Yorkville isn’t a neighbourhood that is easy on your wallet, it is most definitely an area of Toronto that is easy on the eyes. Comprised of a mix of residential and commercial buildings, the Yorkville we see today is owed to its bohemian roots. It is most notably the breeding ground for Canadian talents including Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Margaret Atwood, and Dennis Lee. Yorkville was considered a pivotal nexus in Canada’s hippie movement. Ironically, its popularity with hippies and artists led to the area once being described as “a festering sore in the middle of the city”, and many calling for it to be bulldozed and removed.
No longer the case, international visitors, and ‘Torontonians’ appreciate Yorkville as one of the city’s most photogenic neighbourhoods. Today, it is home to some of the most beautiful restaurants, bars, nightclubs, clothing stores, cafes, and shopping that Toronto has to offer. It is also the stomping grounds for world-class hotels such as Four Seasons, the Park Hyatt, the Hazleton Hotel, and the Windsor Arms. As a result, Yorkville is where the well-heeled flock for spa treatments, business lunches, functions, weekend getaways, date nights, and shopping trips.
Given the abundant luxury and convenience of this neighbourhood, real estate in Yorkville come with a heavy price tag. But once you move into the area, it seems that the heavy price tag is the only thing you will have to lift. The walkability, lifestyle, and convenience of living in the centre of the city – combined with the beauty of the neighbourhood – makes for an everyday lifestyle that is worth every penny.