Yorkville is a district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, well known for its shopping. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It is a former village, annexed by the City of Toronto. It is roughly bounded by Bloor Street to the south, Davenport Road to the north, Yonge Street to the east and Avenue Road to the west, and is considered part of the 'The Annex' neighbourhood officially. Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Yonge Street (pronounced "young" is a major arterial street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and its northern Suburbs It was formerly Avenue Road is a major north-south street in Toronto, Ontario. The Annex is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Founded in 1830 by entrepreneur Joseph Bloor (after whom Bloor Street, one of Toronto's main thoroughfares, is named), the Village of Yorkville began as a residential suburb. For the game see 1830 (board game. Year 1830 ( MDCCCXXX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its Victorian-style homes, quiet residential streets, and picturesque gardens survived into the 20th century, when it was annexed by the City of Toronto. Culture The Victorian fascination with novelty resulted in a deep interest in the relationship between modernity and cultural continuities The twentieth century of the Common Era began on Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario
In the 1960s, Yorkville flourished as Toronto's bohemian cultural centre. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The term bohemian, of French origin was first used in the English language in the nineteenth century to describe the untraditional lifestyles of marginalized and impoverished Artists It was the breeding ground for some of Canada's most noted musical talents, including Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot, as well as then-underground literary figures such as Margaret Atwood, Gwendolyn MacEwen and Dennis Lee. Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7 1943) is a Canadian Musician, Songwriter, and Neil Percival Young OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto Ontario) is a Canadian Singer-songwriter, Musician Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr, (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who achieved international success in folk country and Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian Writer. Gwendolyn Margaret MacEwen ( 1 September 1941 - 29 November 1987) was a Canadian Novelist and Poet. Dennis Lee OC, MA (born 31 August 1939) is a Canadian Children's writer and Poet who lives in Toronto Yorkville was also known as the Canadian capital of the hippie movement. The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world In 1968, nearby Rochdale College at the University of Toronto was opened on Bloor Street as an experiment in counterculture education. Opened in 1968 Rochdale College was an experiment in student-run Alternative education and co-operative living in Toronto, Canada. This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus Alternative education, also known as non-traditional education or educational alternative, includes a number of approaches to teaching and learning other Those influenced by their time in 1960s-70s Yorkville include cyberpunk writer William Gibson. Cyberpunk is a Science fiction genre noted for its focus on " High tech and low life. William Ford Gibson (born March 17 1948 is an American - Canadian writer who has been called the "noir prophet" of the Cyberpunk subgenre
After the construction of the Bloor-Danforth subway the value of land nearby increased as higher densities were allowed by the City's official plan. Along Bloor Street, office towers, the Bay department store and the Holt Renfrew department store displaced the local retail. As real estate values increased in the 1980s and the 1990s, the residential homes north of Bloor along Yorkville were converted into high-end retail, including many art galleries, fashion boutiques and antique stores, and popular bars, cafes and eateries along Cumberland Street and Yorkville Avenue. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 Many buildings were demolished and condominium developments built. The counter-culture moved to the Queen Street West neighbourhood which had much lower rents and real estate values. Queen Street West describes both the western branch of Queen Street, a major east-west thoroughfare and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts situated west
Today, some of the city's most exclusive retail stores line its streets, including Prada, Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Holt Renfrew, Tiffany & Co., Ermenegildo Zegna, Cartier SA, Harry Rosen, Escada, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Vera Wang, Lacoste, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Williams-Sonoma, Swarovski and other upscale designer boutiques. Prada SpA is an Italian high-fashion company (also referred to as fashion House or Label) specializing in Luxury goods for men and women The House of Gucci, better known simply as Gucci, is an Italian iconic fashion and Leather goods label Make-up Art Cosmetics, better known to most as MAC Cosmetics, is a manufacturer of cosmetics originally known famous through Word-of-mouth endorsements by professional Hugo Boss AG is a Fashion house based in Metzingen, Germany, that specializes in high-end menswear apparel Chanel SA ʃəˈnɛɫ) is a Parisian fashion house created by Coco Chanel. Hermès International SA, or simply Hermès ( IPA: French, American English, typical British English) is a French Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton ( pronounced /lwi vɥitɔ̃/ or sometimes shortened to LV, is a French luxury fashion Holt Renfrew is a chain of high-end Canadian Department stores It is comparable to Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue in the United Tiffany & Co ( is a US jewelry and silverware company founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City Ermenegildo Zegna or Zegna (pronounced as ˈdzeɲa is an Italian fashion house that claims to be the world leader in fine men's clothing Cartier SA is a French jeweller and watch manufacturer that is a subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA Harry Rosen Inc operates a chain of 16 high-end men's clothes stores in cities across Canada. Escada is an international luxury fashion group in women's Designer fashion Calvin Klein Inc is an American fashion brand founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein. Cole Haan is a fashion label that started in Chicago in 1928 The name comes from founders Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan Vera Wang ( born June 27, 1949) is an American Fashion designer based in New York. Lacoste is a French Apparel company founded in 1933 that sells High-end Clothing, Footwear, Perfume, leather Ferrari SpA is an Italian Sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy Maserati is an Italian manufacturer of racing cars and Sports cars established on December 1, 1914, in Bologna. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a British manufacturer of luxury automobiles based out of Goodwood, England. Williams-Sonoma Inc ( is an American consumer retail company that sells kitchenwares furniture and linens as well as other housewares and home furnishings along with a variety Swarovski is the luxury Brand name for the range of precision-cut Lead crystal Glass and related products produced by companies owned by
In recent years, mid-market retailers have also begun to locate along the strip. In 2005 Winners and La Senza opened stores in prime locations on the strip, later followed by fcuk and H&M. Winners is a chain of off-price Canadian department stores owned by TJX Companies. La Senza Corporation is a large fashion retail group based in Montreal Quebec which specialises in own-branded stores located in shopping centers as well as online shopping French Connection is a company founded in the United Kingdom in 1972 which sells clothing and accessories in many parts of the world Hennes & Mauritz AB (operating as H&M) is a Swedish clothing company known for its inexpensive and fashionable clothing offerings for women men teenagers and children
Yorkville is known for upscale shopping, restaurants, and the first five star hotel in Canada. Due to this, it has historically been an excellent place for celebspotting, especially in the Hazelton Lanes shopping complex. Hazelton Lanes is an upscale Shopping mall located in Yorkville, an affluent neighbourhood in Toronto Since this became known, the celebrities once seen during the Toronto International Film Festival have migrated elsewhere and are now most often spotted in the entertainment district bars and after-hour clubs near the CITY-TV building. The Toronto International Film Festival ( TIFF) is a publicly-attended Film festival held each September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada This article is about the Citytv station in Toronto Ontario For the television system see Citytv CITY-TV is a Television station based
Famed restaurant Sassafraz, which was situated in the heart of Yorkville, burned down on December 13, 2006. It underwent a full restoration and reopened in September 2007.
Yorkville is also home to some of Toronto's most expensive condominium most starting at over one million dollars, including: The Prince Arthur, Renaissance Plaza, 10 Bellair, One St. A condominium, or condo, is a form of Housing tenure and other Real property where a specified part of a piece of real estate (usually of an apartment Thomas, Windsor Arms Hotel,The Hazelton Hotel & Residences,Hazelton Lanes and 1166 Bay St. The Windsor Arms is a Boutique hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hazelton Lanes is an upscale Shopping mall located in Yorkville, an affluent neighbourhood in Toronto Several new projects are underway in the area including the flagship Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residencesas well as a landmark development at the corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets known as 1 Bloor which, at 80 stories in height, will be the tallest residential building in Canada.
Beginning in 2008, the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area will update the street-scape from Church Street to Avenue Road. The objective is to create an enhanced pedestrian experience with widened sidewalks, mature trees, flower gardens, modern lighting and public art. Details of the project can be found at Bloor Street Transformation.
Yorkville Park is a series of unique gardens located on the south side of Cumberland stretching west from Bellair. It was designed by Oleson Worland Architects in association with Martha Schwartz / Ken Smith / David Meyer Landscape Architects to celebrate the surrounding neighbourhood and reflect the diversity of the Canadian landscape. Martha Schwartz is an American Landscape architect. Her background is in the Fine arts as well as landscape architecture and her projects range from Ken Smith can refer to Ken Smith (architect (born 1953 Kenny Smith (ice hockey (1924-2000 professional ice hockey player David Meyer (born July 24, 1947) is an English actor He is the twin of Anthony Meyer who has often appeared alongside side him in film Landscape architecture involves the investigation and designed response to the landscape
At one end, a paved square of land is dotted with Scot's pines growing out of circular benches. Further west, is a set of metal archways among a row of crabapple trees. Next, there's a marshy wetland. A silver-coloured metal structure houses a waterfall bordering one side of a courtyard filled with benches and chairs, while a 650-tonne hunk of billion-year-old granite, cut out of the Canadian Shield and transported to the park in pieces, forms the other border. The Canadian Shield &mdash also called the Laurentian Plateau, or Bouclier Canadien (French &mdash is a large geological shield covered by
The park has received the American Survey of Landscape Architects Award.
Bloor-Yorkville has also become the home of some of Toronto's most exciting and dynamic events.
The Toronto International Film Festival ( TIFF) is a publicly-attended Film festival held each September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Hazelton Lanes is an upscale Shopping mall located in Yorkville, an affluent neighbourhood in Toronto Holt Renfrew is a chain of high-end Canadian Department stores It is comparable to Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue in the United Hudson's Bay Centre is an international style office Skyscraper in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Manulife Centre is located on the southeast corner of Bay and Bloor streets adjacent to the southern edge of the Yorkville district of Toronto Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is a 31 floor hotel in the trendy Yorkville district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Windsor Arms is a Boutique hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. One is the number 1 and it may also refer to One (pronoun, a personal pronoun in the English language Companies organizations Toronto, Ontario, Canada is called "the city of neighbourhoods" because of the strength and vitality of its many communities This page lists leading upscale shopping streets and districts by city. Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar.