Toronto Neighborhoods • Yorkville


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken:  2008     City: Toronto     Country: Canada      Pictures Attached: 30     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood



Yorkville Pictures

by Parent on Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:36 am


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. Its Victorian-style homes, quiet residential streets, and picturesque gardens survived into the 20th century, when it was annexed by the City of Toronto. In the 1960s, Yorkville flourished as Toronto's bohemian cultural centre. 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. Yorkville was also known as the Canadian capital of the hippie movement. 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. 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. Today, some of the city's most exclusive retail stores line its streets, including Prada, Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and other upscale designer boutiques.

Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (386.91 KB) Photo viewed 4071 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) High rises under construction in the backalleys. (399.17 KB) Photo viewed 1245 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) The ROM Crystal. (96.04 KB) Photo viewed 1310 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Bloor and Bay looking east. Cancer? No, a low-level cloud from Lake Ontario. (149.54 KB) Photo viewed 1255 times
Pic. 4. Bloor and Bay looking east. Cancer? No, a low-level cloud from Lake Ontario. View photo in original size (730x982 pixels).


Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (400.67 KB) Photo viewed 1208 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) The Bay Department Store on Bloor Street. (400.54 KB) Photo viewed 1214 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Bloor Street. (430.27 KB) Photo viewed 1190 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Holtz Renfrew on Bloor Street. And Shopsy's Hotdog Stand. (165.24 KB) Photo viewed 1196 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Looking south on Bay Street from Bloor Street. (184.16 KB) Photo viewed 1260 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Banana Republic on Bloor Street. (212.13 KB) Photo viewed 1265 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (157.92 KB) Photo viewed 1195 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Bloor Street. (149 KB) Photo viewed 1201 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) The ROM Crystal. (134.59 KB) Photo viewed 2598 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (217.9 KB) Photo viewed 1632 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Gawking at the ROM Crystal. (459.13 KB) Photo viewed 2576 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Boutique Monaco. Previously the Department of Household Science, University of Toronto. (428.45 KB) Photo viewed 2536 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (477.72 KB) Photo viewed 2602 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Yorkville Residences. From $1.9 million. (124.1 KB) Photo viewed 1232 times
Pic. 23. Yorkville Residences. From $1.9 million. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Rolls Royce Motor Cars Toronto. (501 KB) Photo viewed 1170 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (406.45 KB) Photo viewed 1208 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (468.78 KB) Photo viewed 1168 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Prince-Arthur Street. (203.35 KB) Photo viewed 1211 times
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Picture of Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Shopping District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (203.79 KB) Photo viewed 1362 times
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Map of Yorkville neighborhood.

Last edited by Parent on Wed May 28, 2008 10:12 pm, edited 4 times in total.
 
 
 
 
Map of Yorkville. Pictures by Parent within 4 kilometers of Yorkville Neighborhood.

 
 

Neighborhoods Nearby Yorkville - Pictures by Parent



Queen`s Park Neighborhood by Parent. Queen's Park is an urban park in the Downtown area of Toronto. Opened in 1860 by Edward, Prince of Wales, it was named in honour of Queen Victoria. The park is the site of the Ontario Legislature, which houses the Legislative.. Distance from Yorkville: 0.7km S, 8 pictures.

Rosedale Neighborhood by Parent. Rosedale is one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Toronto, Canada. Based on home pricing, it is considered amongst the most desirable neighbourhoods in Canada. It is known as the area where the city's 'Old Money' lives, and is.. Distance from Yorkville: 1km NNE, 17 pictures.

Discovery District Neighborhood by Parent. The Discovery District is an area of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is noted for its concentration of hospitals and scientific research facilities, particularly in biotechnology. The district is roughly bounded by Bloor.. Distance from Yorkville: 1km S, 28 pictures.

The Annex Neighborhood by Parent. The Annex is an affluent neighbourhood located east of the Koreatown and west of Yorkville. It has traditionally been home to many of the University of Toronto's faculty, as well as housing the university's student body. It is.. Distance from Yorkville: 1.2km W, 14 pictures.

Casa Loma Neighborhood by Parent. Casa Loma is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto and is named after the famous castle. It is bounded on the north by Spadina Road and Lonsdale Road, on the east by Avenue Road, on the south by the CP railway tracks, and on.. Distance from Yorkville: 1.6km NW, 17 pictures.

Dundas Square Neighborhood by Parent. Yonge-Dundas Square (commonly called Dundas Square) is a public square in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Dundas Street. It was opened to the public in November 2002,.. Distance from Yorkville: 1.8km SSE, 19 pictures.

Chinatown Neighborhood by Parent. This is one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. It is centred around the intersection of Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, and extends outward from this point along both streets. It has grown significantly over the.. Distance from Yorkville: 1.9km SSW, 12 pictures.

Koreatown Neighborhood by Parent. The Toronto Korean Business Area, known more generally as Koreatown (or Korea Town), is centred along Bloor Street between Christie and Bathurst Streets. Also known as "Little Korea", Koreatown came into prominence.. Distance from Yorkville: 1.9km SWW, 21 pictures.

Kensington Market Neighborhood by Parent. Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The Market is one of the city's oldest and most famous neighbourhoods, and in November 2006, it became a National Historic Site... Distance from Yorkville: 1.9km SSW, 15 pictures.




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