Yorkville, Toronto

Welcome to Yorkville

The epicentre of urban sophistication in Toronto’s Midtown

Yorkville is a bustling urban neighborhood full of sophistication. It sits in a prime midtown location that is close to the bustle of downtown while still being a desirable destination in its own right. Residents of Yorkville are lucky to have many of the city’s premier events happening in their own community.
Yorkville was incorporated as a village in 1853. Fifty years later, it was the first village to be annexed into the city of Toronto and bore the name of York, the city’s forerunner. By the 1960s, it was well known as a hippie haven, but it then transformed into a shopping destination through the 1980s and 1990s. Yorkville has continued to flourish as one of Canada’s most prominent shopping districts.
Many of the homes here are single-family Victorian row houses built in the late 19th century. They, along with other Yorkville homes for sale, have unique detailing and gorgeously landscaped gardens, and many of them can be found on the Toronto Historical Board’s Inventory of Heritage Properties. Yorkville real estate is one of the most sought-after when it comes to neighborhoods for Toronto natives, but also for buyers nationally and internationally.

What to Love

  • Home to many of Toronto’s best events
  • Luxury shopping
  • Award-winning dining
  • Historic row houses
  • Beautiful public parks

Local Lifestyle

Yorkville is a bustling center for events, dining, and shopping. It has an exciting pace of life full of sophistication and luxury. Some of Toronto’s most well-known events happen in the heart of Yorkville, giving residents a front-row seat to culture and excitement. This neighborhood is the ideal home for young professionals, and many people move here from around the globe. Life in Yorkville is all about convenience, culture, and luxury, and there are plenty of those to go around.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Yorkville is known for its incredible shopping and dining scene. With luxury stores and famed restaurants, residents of Yorkville live moments away from some of the best that Toronto has to offer.
Hemingway’s is an iconic Toronto spot that’s famous for its rooftop patio and late nights. Set in a gorgeous array of historic row houses, Sassafraz is a magical little spot serving French-inspired Canadian cuisine. The comfortable atmosphere of Dimmi Trattoria evokes Southern Italian romance for its diners as they eat traditional dishes. For more Italian delights, visit the chic rooftop at Trattoria Nervosa.
Bloor-Yorkville is a premier shopping destination in Toronto. Luxurious brands such as Chanel and Louis Vitton sit alongside high-end boutiques. Wolford is a luxury fashion boutique full of gorgeous women’s fashions. Or stop by Over The Rainbow to shop Toronto’s best denim store. Just above Bloor Street, Yorkville Village has options like the luxury Italian menswear of Via Cavour and the children’s fashions of Jacadi Paris.

Things to Do

Yorkville is a beautiful community with incredible public spaces, but what it is really known for is hosting some of the most well-known events in Toronto. Residents have things to do year-round, whether they want a quiet afternoon at the park or to experience the glamour of an international film festival.
Village of Yorkville Park was the result of an international design competition and is one of the most beautiful places in Yorkville. It has a rain curtain/icicle fountain and is a beautiful place to get outdoors year-round. Ramsden Park is a large city park with an artificial ice rink, a playground, and tennis courts. There are also many small pockets of nature throughout Yorkville, such as Frank Stollery Parkette. Yorkville is also home to The Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Yorkville is home to the famed Toronto International Film Festival, which brings film premieres from around the world to Toronto. Another Yorkville tradition is the outdoor concert series Summer Music In The Park. When the weather turns frigid, the artists of Bloor Yorkville Icefest create jaw-dropping ice sculptures throughout the city. Every Father’s Day, attendees of the Yorkville Exotic Cars Show flock to Bloor Street to view some of the world’s most prestigious and impressive automobiles. 


Yorkville is served by the Toronto District School Board as well as several private school options.

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Overview for Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario

10,047 people live in Yorkville, Toronto, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $170,900. Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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