Yorkville is home to Canada’s high-end shopping district. Stroll the streets of this trendy neighbourhood while popping into luxury retail stores which include Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, Louis Vuitton, as well as other luxury shopping at Hazelton Lanes.
Entertainment in Yorkville offers more than just luxury brands. Whether you’re an art lover or a sports fan, you’re sure to find something you love to do. Spend a day at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum admiring the unique design of the Lee-Chin Crystal or head over to Hazelton Avenue to check out the trendy galleries. Residents of Yorkville are within walking distance to Yorkville Avenue and Cumberland Street where you’ll find the swankiest restaurants and bars.
If sports and the outdoors are more you’re thing, head over to Varsity Arena: a world-class, 5000-seat stadium. Here you can take in the University of Toronto’s athletics and spend the day cheering on Toronto’s varsity sports teams. In addition, there are a number of private gyms in the area for residents to utilize.
Village of Yorkville Park
The Village of Yorkville Park is a series of unique gardens located on the south side of Cumberland Street stretching west from Bellair Street. It was designed by Oleson Worland Architects in association with Martha Schwartz / Ken Smith / David MeyerLandscape Architects to celebrate the surrounding neighbourhood and reflect the diversity of the Canadian landscape.
Frank Stollery Parkette
Named for the local businessman and politician Frank Stollery (1879-1971), this small wedge shaped urban park runs west from Yonge Street between Davenport Road and Scollard Street. The theme of the park now celebrates the history of Davenport Road.
Jesse Ketchum Park
Named for the Canadian politician Jesse Ketchum, this greenspace park has a playground and is located next to Jesse Ketchum Public School.
Town Hall Square
Commemorating the site of the Yorkville Town Hall, this small urban oasis has paths and benches sheltered between rows of hedges, trees and oversized pots. The square abuts on the east side the Yorkville branch of the Toronto Public Library.
Yorkville is ideally located within walking distance of the Bloor/Yonge subway station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and the Bay station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
For those commuting by car, the Don Valley Parkway is approximately five minutes from Yorkville.