To say that Yorkville has changed over the years would be an understatement. This shopping destination has gone through a makeover of its own over the last few decades, transforming from a hippie attraction in the '60s to the luxurious, upscale neighbourhood we know today. Home to world-class restaurants, boutique hotels, spas, and the Royal Ontario Museum, Yorkville has made its mark as one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods to visit or live in.

Anchored by what’s known as the “Mink Mile”, Yorkville is renowned for its stores. It’s one of Canada’s most exclusive shopping districts, featuring chic, high-end brands along Bloor Street including Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay Centre, Hermes, Tiffany, Prada, Luis Vuitton, and much more. Even the grocery stores – Whole Foods and Pusateri’s – are upscale.


The restaurants in Yorkville are just as luxurious as the stores here, from Sotto Sotto, Sassafraz, and Buco to Kasa Moto and Planta, to name a few. While you’ll find staples like Starbucks, the boutique coffee shops like Sorry Coffee Co., Goldstruck, HOM Café, and 5 Elements are the ones that really shine. And of course, you can’t forget the famous Summer’s Ice Cream shop for dessert.



Jesse Ketchum Junior and Senior Public School serve the area for Grades JK-8. This historic school was established in 1831, and the current building dates back to 1914. The school is named after philanthropist and politician Jesse Ketchum, who donated the land to the school board.

Parks & Recreation

Right next to the school is Jesse Ketchum Park, a small green space with mature trees. There’s also Village of Yorkville Park, which is a mostly-concrete contemporary park that is the result of an international design competition. It features a 700-tonne outcrop made of Muskoka granite, a rain curtain, seating, and gardens.


With its prime downtown location, Yorkville is just steps away from the Bay TTC station as well as the bustling Yonge-Bloor station, which connects you to the entire subway line. There’s also the TTC Avenue Road bus and the Bay Street bus that can take you downtown.


Most of the homes for sale in Yorkville are condos, but you will see some townhomes and a few semi-detached and detached houses available on the side streets. There are a lot of new luxury high-rise condominiums being built as well, which will increase the population intensification.

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