Yorkville is one of Toronto’s most dynamic neighbourhoods. It is an eclectic mix of luxury condominium buildings, commercial office towers, five start hotels, theatres, gourmet restaurants, a prestigious shopping district and picture perfect 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 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. The Yorkville landscape has changed dramatically in the last few years with the addition of a number of new luxury condo buildings. Yorkville condos have some of the largest units and highest prices per square foot in the city of Toronto.
Yorkville is generally acclaimed as Canada’s pre-eminent shopping district. Its many high-end specialty stores, fashion boutiques, jewelry stores, antique shops, and art galleries are a destination point for tourists and Torontonians.