Yorkville is one of Toronto’s most dynamic neighbourhoods with it’s eclectic mix of luxury condominium apartment buildings, commercial office towers, four star hotels, theatres, gourmet restaurants, a prestigious shopping district and picture postcard Victorian homes.
The commercial heart of Yorkville is located on both Yorkville Avenue and on Cumberland Street. The transition to Yorkville’s quiet residential pocket is gradual, as Victorian houses shift from retail to residential uses in a seamless pattern that is uniquely Yorkville. Yorkville’s gentrified Victorian houses were built mainly between 1870 and 1895. These historical homes exhibit many decorative features including ornamental brick patterns, gingerbread gables, cast iron fences, and richly landscaped gardens, landing many of Yorkville’s houses on the Toronto Historical Board’s Inventory of Heritage Properties.
The area has wide appeal with domestic homebuyers from within the Greater Toronto Area, as well as across Canada and internationally. Yorkville enjoys the cache of a being situated in prime midtown, and the convenience of also being within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto.
If you are looking for shopping, Bloor-Yorkville is acclaimed as Canada’s pre-eminent shopping district. Many specialty stores, fashion boutiques, jewellery, antique and art galleries are all great destinations for tourists. Yorkville Public library is great for the local community for both children and adults. The Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library is close by, which is Canada’s most extensive reference library.