Yorkville was the very first village to be annexed by the City of Toronto. This Old Toronto district is positioned north of Bloor Street, south of Davenport Road and between Yonge Street and Avenue Road. With his own style, look and feel, Yorkville has never lost its charm. A lot has changed since the 1830s, when it was subdivided and named after the Town of York, but time has done nothing to take the magic away from this very special place.
During the 1960s it became a hippie point, and then, slowly was transformed into the most expensive retail area in Canada. One square foot in Yorkville is now being leased in excess of Can$ 300, behind just two other places in North America. According to Fortune Magazine, in 2008, Bloor St. tenants were able to receive revenues between Can$ 1,500 and Can$ 4,5000, making it among the ten most expensive shopping districts in the world.
Its picturesque gardens, located south of Cumberland street, gives you a small hint of the incredible biodiversity we have in Canada and it is a great place to spend time with your family or meet someone special for a date. Try sitting over the huge 650-tonnes, billion year old rock (extracted directly from the Canadian Shield) and watch the world go by. Another great way to spend the evening is having martinis with your friends at the Four Seasons Hotel lounges - perhaps the paparazzi will notice you and take some pictures...
Yorkville's historic homes are mostly composed of Victorian houses and many are considered Heritage Properties. The Yorkville Public Library is located at 22 Yorkville Avenue and although over shaded by the nearby Toronto Reference Library, is still a more quiet and welcoming place to study.
Although a year round place for star-gazing, once a year, Yorkville becomes "the place" to see and be seen, during the Toronto International Film Festival, considered . There, you can spot famous actors and actresses, film directors and all kinds of celebrities. With great restaurants and the most luxurious hotels in Toronto (including the Four Seasons, The Park Hyatt and The Windsor Arms Hotel), Yorkville is much more than just an upscale area in the downtown Toronto.
List of Condominiums Located in Yorkville
1 Bedford - One Bedford
One Bedford was designed by architect Bruce Kuwabara, who lives very close to the building, to be "a good neighbour". The project uses the great location as a starting point and it incorporates a sophisticated glass physical structure and a very high-end limestone, resulting in a very unique look.
1 St. Thomas - One St. Thomas Residences
10 Bellair Street - NO. 10 Bellair
100 Yorkville Ave
102 Bloor Street West
118 Yorkville Ave - Hazelton Private Residences and Hotel
175 Cumberland Street - Renaissance Plaza
18 Yorkville & The Villas On Scollard
206 Bloor Street West - Museum House
21 Balmuto Street - Crystal Blu
22 St. Thomas / The Windsor Arms Hotel
25 Earlington Avenue - The Essence Condominiums
278 Bloor Street East - Rosedale Glen
295 Davenport Road - The Creed Building * Lofts
300 Bloor Street East - The Bellagio
35 Balmuto Street - The Uptown Residences
376 Macpherson Avenue - Madison Avenue Lofts
38 Avenue Road - The Prince Arthur
55 Bloor Street East - Signatures on Bloor
55A Avenue Road, 18A Hazelton Avenue - The Residences of Hazelton Lanes
736 Spadina Avenue - Mosaic Condo
77 Avenue Road - New Hazelton Lanes
8 Park Road
85 Bloor Street East
878 Yonge Street - The Lotus Condominium
942 Yonge Street - Memphis
95 Prince Arthur Avenue - The Dunhill Club
99, 100 Hayden Street - Bloor Walk Residences
110 Charles Street East - The X Condominium
Bay & Yorkville - The Regency Yorkville Condos