Yorkville Real Estate
Where historical opulence and modern-day luxury blend
You might be surprised to learn a neighborhood as exclusive and luxurious as Yorkville started as a village in 1853. This posh, vogue area has roots that go back to being an early suburb of Toronto. It was a village filled with charming Victorian cottages in the 1870s, a new home for Mount Sinai Hospital in the 1920s, a hippy and bohemian paradise in the 1960s, and a shopping mecca in the 1980s and 1990s. Today it is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Toronto for its eclectic mix of housing, shopping, and people.
Present Yorkville retains its historical essence and flaunts its modernity. It’s known for its exceptional shopping district with high-end boutiques, specialty stores, antique shops, and upscale restaurants. Its library, parks, and museums are some of the finest in the nation. The architecture includes old Victorian homes with ornate gables, iron fences, painted brick, and rooftop finials on cobblestone streets. Only Yorkville could perfectly balance this with modern, luxurious condominiums and exclusive townhouses.
What to Love
- The Mink Mile upper-crust shopping district
- Exquisite Victorian architecture and cobblestone streets
- Plethora of unique shops, boutiques, and upscale restaurants
- Excellent public transportation
- A walker’s paradise with everything at your fingertips
- Parks, top-notch museums, and art galleries
Residents get to enjoy every day the things tourists can only dream about. Exclusive, luxury shopping from some of the most prominent designers in the world, fine-dining establishments, art galleries and museums, and peaceful walks down tree-lined streets are all par for the course here. The hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto for those who love exciting nightlife is always available. Meanwhile, a quiet home life awaits in a residential neighborhood that has retained its charm for almost 200 years.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Talk about stylish and vogue, the STK Steakhouse is brilliantly designed with a world-class dining experience in mind, and the 28-oz porterhouse steak speaks for itself. Enjoy an unforgettable Italian meal at Sotto Sotto, arguably Toronto’s best Italian restaurant. For French and American cuisine on a tree-lined patio or a posh dining room, it’s hard to beat One Restaurant, especially with their dayboat scallops. For a “traditional Kyōto-style course menu steeped in history and ritual,” the incomparable Aburi Hana awaits with food as an art form.
Fashion-forward locals are in seventh heaven with luxury shopping. All the big names are here, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Stone Island, Brunello Cucinelli, Versace, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Balenciaga, and so on. It will take years to go through the hundreds of world-class boutiques in the shopping district. All that shopping requires refueling, so nestled in the district is Kasa Moto for contemporary Japanese food. For a quick pizza, there is also the brilliant Trattoria Nervosa.
Things to Do
June through September weekends, locals soak in the sun and warm weather while enjoying Summer Music in the Park with live music at various Yorkville venues. In the winter, Yorkville rings in the holiday season with an official tree lighting at Holiday Magic.
The Loch Gallery showcases an excellent art collection with historical pieces as well as the work of contemporary artists. Yet another fabulous art gallery is the Gallery Gevik, with its collection of contemporary woodland, Inuit, historical, and postwar art. For a night out enjoying opera, classical music, jazz, and pop, the Royal Conservatory of Music hosts performances and is also a teaching venue. The Royal Ontario Museum “showcases art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages.” It’s Canada’s largest museum with over 13 million pieces.
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