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Yorkville is a neighbourhood/district in downtown Toronto. It is well known for its luxury shopping and dining. It is a former village established in 1853 before it was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1883. It is encompased by Bloor Street to the south, Davenport Road on the north, Yonge Street on the east and Avenue Road on the west. On the section of Bloor Street, the main shopping avenue rents are the highest per square foot in Canada and 3rd most expensive in North American according to Fortune Magazine. Sales range from $1500 - $4000 per square foot. The street is lined with exclusive shops like Prada, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany's.During the Toronto International Film Festival Yorkville hosts most of the film industry events and parties. It is an excellent place for celebrity-spotting.


Other Retailers

Burberry, Prada, Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Herm├Ęs, Louis Vuitton, Holt Renfrew, Tiffany & Co., Escada, Ermenegildo Zegna, Cartier, Harry Rosen, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Vera Wang, Lacoste, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Williams-Sonoma, Bang and Olufsen, Betsey Johnson, Max Mara, Montblanc, Bulgari, Birks, Coach, Guerlain, Swarovski,


In the 1960s, Yorkville was the centre Toronto's bohemian cultural centre. From it arose Canada's most noted artists, including Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot and Margaret Atwood. Yorkville was also known as the Canadian capital of the hippie movement.


Gentrification occured with the construction of the Bloor-Danforth subway. Higher densities were allowed and high-end retail, art galleries, fashion boutiques and antique stores, hotels and restaurants moved in.


Shopping Centres



Art Galleries

  • Hollander York Gallery
  • Kinsman Robinson Gallery
  • Loch Gallery
  • Mira Godard Gallery
  • Beckett Fine Art
  • Maslak McLeod
  • Scollard Street Gallery
  • Old Master Gallery
  • Feheley Fine Arts
  • Gallery Gevik
  • Ingram Gallery
  • Gallery One
  • Drabinsky Gallery

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