Welcome to Yorkville
Dynamic and vibrant, this charming community is a shopping and dining destination
Wandering through the picturesque streets of Yorkville can often feel like visiting a charming Victorian village. Beautiful historic homes with decorative ornamental features and cast-iron fences line the tree-covered streets. Perfectly manicured front lawns with exquisite gardens can be found on every corner, and vibrant small businesses thrive in this one-of-a-kind community.
Named after the town of York, the neighbourhood was officially incorporated in 1853, with residential development surging shortly after. The neighbourhood became a haven for hippies and creatives in the 1960s. During the late 80s and early 90s, Yorkville became a center for shopping and dining. Today, the stunning Victorian-style townhomes and converted luxury apartment buildings are intermingled with specialty stores, antique shops, and art galleries, giving Yorkville the whimsical, charming atmosphere that residents love.
What to Love
- Vibrant community with numerous shops, restaurants, and galleries
- Beautiful Victorian-style homes
- Energetic and lively atmosphere
Yorkville’s charming village-like vibe and bustling community have made it one of the most attractive areas in Toronto, especially for successful young professionals, artists, and creatives who enjoy the avant-garde atmosphere this neighbourhood has cultivated. Restaurants, cafés, and bars in this community are popular and trendy and are some of the highest-rated in the city. There are also numerous art galleries and entertainment venues in the area, allowing residents to enjoy a vibrant and exciting nightlife and weekend scene.
There are also a number of beautiful parks and green spaces in the area, giving Yorkville a distinct village feel that can be difficult to find in such a busy city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Yorkville’s dining scene is as vibrant and eclectic as the rest of the community, with a variety of trendy and innovative restaurants around every corner. Planta is one of the most popular hotspots in town, serving a strictly plant-based menu that includes avocado-lime tartare, mushroom bolognese, cauliflower tots, and mouthwatering spinach and shiitake steamed dumplings.
Aburi Hana is a modern Japanese culinary experience like no other. Their Kaiseki tasting menu is inspired by local and seasonal ingredients, highlighting the subtle flavors and exquisite richness of the bountiful region around them. Combining ancient techniques and modern gastronomy, this is guaranteed to be a night out you’ll never forget.
Yorkville Village, previously known as Hazelton Lanes, is a high-end luxury shopping destination filled with International brand name stores and upscale services making it easy for guests to find everything they need in one simple visit.
Things to Do
Yorkville is filled with quirky and fun places for residents to visit all year long. Bata Shoe Museum will give you an up-close and personal look at the history of footwear and the impact it’s had in both fashion and culture.