Yorkville is not just Toronto's upscale shopping heaven; it is also packed with amenities for leisure and entertainment. Residents in this affluent neighbourhood enjoy its convenient location – Yorkville is only a 5-minute drive to the Don Valley Parkway, the city's main north-south artery.
The boundaries of historic Yorkville Village are Yonge Street to the east, Avenue Road to the west, Davenport Road to the north and Bloor Street West to the south. Yorkville is located between the Annex and Rosedale, a neighbourhood in Midtown Toronto. Under current city planning, Yorkville is not a stand-alone neighbourhood but belongs to the Annex (Neighbourhood #95).
Listed on MLS as of October 2011:
A hotel residence condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1,265 square feet, asked for $1.8 million.
A luxury half floor residence condominium with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, close to 5,000 square feet of living space with a 834 square feet walk out terrace, 2 parking spots, asked for $8 million.
A townhouse with 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, 2,700 square feet, on a 25' x 80' lot, asked for $2.6 million.
A house with 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, on a 25' x 100' lot, asked for $3 million.
Architectural Styles and Environment
While many luxurious condominiums are available in Yorkville, the residential area is not shy of Victorian homes, and thus employs architectural styles like Second Empire, Stick-Eastlake, Queen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque and Shingle.
Yorkville is a very vivid neighbourhood. With world-class brand name stores, restaurants and recreational amenities just footsteps away, Yorkville provides not only endless shopping opportunities, but also a great variety of entertainment and leisure to locals and visitors alike.
Upscale hotels in Yorkville are grand and elegant, some very exclusive and historical.
Shopping, Leisure & Entertainment
While big-label designer boutiques and flagship stores line both sides of Bloor Street, many small-scale specialty stores and luxury boutiques can be found in Yorkville's interior, on Cumberland Street, Yorkville Avenue, Hazelton Avenue and Scollard Street.
Upscale shopping centers in the area extend a shopping experience to all other aspects of daily life.
Fine dining opportunities seem limitless in Yorkville with so many elite eateries in the area between Yorkville Avenue and Cumberland Street. Also check out the restaurants, lounges and cafes of the luxury hotels, where you will find not only additional options for full meals, but also good selections for a relaxing afternoon tea.
In addition to shopping and fine dining, Yorkville provides enrichment through the various museums and art galleries in the neighbourhood.
The beautiful campus of the University of Toronto and Queen's Park are both just immediately south of the neighbourhood and provide ample photo opportunities.
Schools in and around the neighbourhood
Explanation: The following numbers in brackets are ratings (out of 10.0) from the School Report Cards provided by the Fraser Institute (weblink for Fraser Institute?) for 2009-2010.
Elementary School with ratings: Jesse Ketchum Junior and Senior Public School (6.9), Our Lady of Lourdes School (6.4), St. Michael's Choir (Jr) School (10.0)
Secondary School with ratings: Central Technical School (3.4), Jarvis Collegiate Institute (4.7), Northern Secondary School (6.9), St. Joseph's College School (7.6), St. Michael's Choir (Sr) School (9.8)
Private Schools (no ratings): University of Toronto Schools.