Yorkville is well known as one of Toronto’s most luxurious neighbourhoods boasting lavish lifestyles, high fashion, and has some of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Toronto. This neighbourhood was established in the early 1830’s by Joseph Bloore, the namesake of Bloor Street, and William Botsford Jarvis, who transformed a quaint neighbourhood into the powerhouse commercial and residential area it is today. With quick access across the Bloor-Danforth subway line, getting to Yorkville has never been easier.

 

 

This affluent neighbourhood is lined with amenities that both locals and visitors to Toronto can enjoy. From shopping on the Mink Mile to enjoying a fine dinner with phenomenal views, Yorkville is one of the most popular spots to be in Toronto.

 

 

Bloor Street between Yonge and Avenue is known as the Mink Mile, lined with upscale shopping boutiques of many high-end brands. It is known as one of the most luxurious shopping streets in North America, and has been compared to New Yorks Fifth Avenue and Los Angeles Rodeo Drive. You can find many of the Canadian flagship stores of brands like Chanel and Holt Renfrew. There is also a concentration of high-end designers such Hermès and Gucci, which take up prime real estate for this shopping district. Not only can you explore the world’s finest designers in Yorkville, but you can visit some of Canada’s well known brands including Roots and Deciem.

 

 

Fine dining in Yorkville is a step above your normal dinner experience. With elegant restaurants and magnificent views, eating in Yorkville is about more than just your meal. The One Eighty on the 51st floor of Manulife centre boasts some of the best views of the city. Your delicious meal will be accompanied by unobstructed views and extravagant cocktails. Café Boulud is another great option as one of the best restaurants in Yorkville. With exquisite French cuisine, you will explore amazing flavours from chef Daniel Boulud. You can also make your way through the expansive 2500 bottles of wine that Cibo Wine Bar offers. This Italian eatery is a great combination of authentic Italian cuisine and vibrant nightlife in Yorkville – a perfect option for a Saturday night out on the town!

 

 

Luxury accommodations are a staple in Yorkville, as it is home to some of the finest hotels and residences in the city. The elegant Four Seasons Hotel has the distinction of being the first 5-star hotel in Toronto, and offers a premier stay for all of their guests with expansive city views, floor-to-ceiling windows, and modern amenities. The Hazelton Hotel is a contrasting option that offers a low-rise luxury experience. It comes highly-recommended for its restaurant and well-appointed spa.

 

If you are looking to further explore where to go and what to do in Yorkville, check out our video providing you with a unique view of this neighbourhood:

 

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