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Address: Bordered by Avenue Rd. | Yonge and Bloor Sts., and Yorkville Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 4169283553

Formerly populated by Bohemians and hippies, this gentrified neighborhood...

Formerly populated by Bohemians and hippies, this gentrified neighborhood now contains a variety of posh stores and boutiques.

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Yorkville was once a hippie hangout where famous folk singers flocked in the 60s, now is one of Toronto’s most elegant shopping and dining areas. The neighbourhood offers many... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yorkville was once a hippie hangout where famous folk singers flocked in the 60s, now is one of Toronto’s most elegant shopping and dining areas. The neighbourhood offers many small courtyards, alleyways and charming Victorian homes plus first class designer boutiques, antique shops and galleries. Also, a modern park that is located in the very heart of the neighbourhood makes... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of the nicest location we really enjoyed, it had high end up scale stores and cafes and art galleries. Really liked!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

High end shops, restaurants, hotels and more. Great place to go shooping. Yorkville is where all the celebrity sightings are during the yearly TIFF festival

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once a small area of Toronto that spanned about 3 by 5 blocks, it had wonderful character, old homes, and an artsy feel. Now it's a sea of condos--either built or under construction--and a plethora of high end 5th Avenue-worthy stores. My fondest memory was Flo's Diner, which, while relocated a block over, just isn't the same. It is at... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yorkville was such an amazing place in the 1960's and 1970's...the place where musicians and artists hung out before they were famous (Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, etc.) There were groovy second hand stores and you could smell weed and patchouli wafting through the streets. Now...it is an elitist enclave for bourgeoisie yuppie's and hipsters. The place were the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over rated...so called 'high end' experience - meh. Come and people watch and see their expressions of 'could be somewhere else'. Small strip of boutiques, bistros, etc., overpriced in general... as my title states, sure...if in the area: otherwise not worth the visit as there are many more interesting places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurants and some great shopping. Even a nice urban garden. You can find a few nice outdoor eating places. Currently there is a lot of construction going on. Hopefully the caracter of the neighborhood will stay the same. The area would be great as a pedestrian only zone.

Thank Alexandre M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This particular area including famous Bloor street was a tiny village in 1830. Yorkville in the 1960's was a street lined with Victorian houses turned into Cafes and restaurants for the Bohemian lifestyle of that time. Nowadays it has gone a complete transformation into an exclusive shopping area for the very affluent crowd. Bloor Street is referred as the "5thAvenue"... More 

Thank JeanandSue
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Montreal I was expecting miles and miles of walking. Yorkville isn't that! It's a small walk that has tons to look at. Little boutiques, restaurants / cafes. Great food and an great place for drinks. Walking outside is a terrific place to people watch or look at the expensive sports cars going by. Expanding this area would be... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bit of a letdown.. just more for people who are into shopping. nothing new or different about it from anywhere else in the US.

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