What to know and love about this Toronto neighbourhood
Yorkville is one of Toronto’s most elegant neighbourhoods to call home. The area was named after the Town of York, and was popular in the 60’s as a hippie hangout. Though it became a lot more upscale, it maintained an appreciation for fashion, art, and design. It has some of the best shopping in Canada, boasting prestigious clothing shops, jewelry stores, and art galleries. Victorian buildings live on as restaurants, cafes, and spas. Yorkville Village and the nearby ROM are just some of the highlights that make Yorkville a highly desirable neighbourhood.
The lifestyle! From shopping at fashionable stores, to visiting spectacular art galleries, Yorkville does not disappoint. Architecture enthusiasts can find many landmarks to admire. Everything you want is walking distance, and every street has a unique charm all its own.
Are enjoying the high-life. Real estate in Yorkville includes luxurious homes and condos, and the majority of residents live in buildings over five stories tall. They are primarily working age adults between the ages of 25 to 64.
Local Insight: “I love the Gardiner Museum near the ROM. After exploring their exhibits I have lunch in the Gardiner Bistro!"
What to Expect: Walkability and luxury. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are rarely as close to home as they are in Yorkville. The area is well designed, with boutiques and four-star hotels surrounding world-famous galleries and museums. There are public and private schools in the neighbourhood for younger children, and the University of Toronto is close. Rosedale Valley and other parks add green space to the area. Ramsden Park was designed to celebrate Yorkville’s history. It has a playground, tennis courts, and a giant rock for kids to play on. For commuters, there’s the Bloor-Yonge subway and the Don Valley Parkway minutes away.
What NOT to Expect: Budget-friendly condos. Yorkville tends to be one of the pricier real estate areas in Toronto because of all it offers buyers.
A Day in the Life: Watch fashionable people walking by your condo on their way to the shops. Enjoy the lush streetscape on your morning walk to an espresso bar for biscotti and tea. Then, view paintings at Liss Gallery or see the ceramics on display at the Gardiner Museum. Pick out a new blouse at Holt Renfrew, and wear it to dinner at the chic Cibo Wine Bar. If it’s a nice evening, have some beers on the casual rooftop patio at Hemingway’s Pub. Anything your heart desires is a just a short walk away.