Hazelton, Cumberland, Scollard and Yorkville all streets recognizable by anyone that has been to Toronto. From Hazelton Lanes to Yonge & Bloor Yorkville is host to major luxury boutiques such as Chanel, Brunello Cucinelli, Kiton, and Versace. If roaming the shops may happen to make you hungry, don’t worry fine dining is only steps away. Notable restaurants include ONE, Sotto Sotto, Kasa Moto and Joso’s. The heart of Yorkville lies at Yorkville Park. On a warm summer day you can find patrons sitting outside in this space enjoying an ice cream from Summer’s or an espresso from Zaza’s.
When it comes to properties in Yorkville you can find everything from large penthouses at premium apartment buildings to quaint, unassuming Victorians along Hazelton Avenue that prove to be spectacular homes. Many of these homes are listed on the Toronto Historical Board’s inventory of Heritage Properties. The stunning ornamental brick patterns, cast iron fences, gables and rich landscaped gardens will distinguish these homes as you walk through the neighbourhood. Convenience is key in this prime midtown location as it hosts three subway stops connecting you to Toronto’s vast public transit system.
Named after the Town of York which proceeded the City of Toronto, Yorkville was first incorporated as a village in 1853. The oldest structure in the area is the historic Yorkville Fire Hall located beside the Four Seasons at 34 Yorkville Avenue. The Fire Hall still bears the original coat of arms of Yorkville village on its tower. Yorkville was the first village annexed by the City of Toronto in 1883 but has always maintained its own identity as a place distinctive neighbourhood onto itself. It has been through many transformations from hippie haven in the 1960’s to a shopping mecca in the 1980’s & 1990’s and now to its reincarnation as a premium area for the finer things in life.