The elegant Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood is home to designer boutiques, spas, restaurants, plush hotels and world class galleries, more than 700 businesses in all. Stroll along quaint laneways and unique side streets, and experience the ultimate fusion of historic charm and modern seduction. Tune into jazz at a café, meet a friend for brunch or shop for the season’s most sought after fashions.
The Bloor-Yorkville BIA spent more than $20 million to improve the streetscape along Bloor, now dubbed “The Mink Mile,” including the planting of 134 beautiful London Plane trees in innovative and sustainable soil cell systems, the widening of its pedestrian-friendly sidewalks dotted with granite benches, the installation of seasonal flowerbeds and attractive up-lighting. The area is also bicycle-friendly by providing bike lanes and 80 bike rings.
The Village of Yorkville Park on Cumberland is another favourite of residents and visitors alike. Created to reflect the various Canadian landscapes, the park features Scot pines and crabapple trees, and nods to wetland and prairie. The park’s 650-tonne granite outcropping, known as “The Rock,” is also a popular landmark.
The Bloor-Yorkville area’s celebrations include Icefest in February, music concerts, artisans’ markets, car shows, beauty and wellness events, among many others. There are also historic walks and gallery tours of the area.
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