Bloor Yorkville

Bloor Yorkville
Bloor – Yorkville
Bloor St to the S, Davenport Rd to the N, Yonge St to the E, Avenue Rd to the W

Bloor – Yorkville is a district in Toronto, well known for its shopping. It is roughly bounded by Bloor Street to the south, Davenport Road to the north, Yonge Street to the east and Avenue Road to the west, and is considered part of the ‘The Annex’ neighbourhood officially. It is recognized as one of Canada’s most exclusive shopping streets.

Flower-filled courtyards restored Victorian homes and sophistication is what you will find in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville area. Accessible by car, the area offers ample parking, and extensive TTC service at Yonge / Bloor and Bay stations. More than 700 shops can be found on the 27 blocks that make up the Bloor-Yorkville business area, including galleries, museums and restaurants.

Year-round attractions include the Royal Ontario Museum , the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and the Village of Yorkville Park (located on Cumberland St.). Bloor-Yorkville is also home of the annual Santi Wine Festival in May and the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Upscale Bloor Street, the main shopping avenue, vies nationally with Vancouver’s Robson Street. In 2006, both were the 22nd most expensive streets in the world, with rents of $208 per square foot. In 2007, Bloor and Robson slipped to 25th in the world with an average of $198 per square foot.

Yorkville now commands rents of $300 per square foot, making it the 3rd most expensive retail space in North America. Bloor St. was recently named the 7th most expensive shopping street in the world by Fortune Magazine, claiming tenants can pull in $1,500 to $4,500 per square foot in sales.

With more than 2500 businesses, the association is one of the largest organizations of its kind in Canada. The “Village of Yorkville” was founded by entrepreneur Joseph Bloor, and has been around for over 150 years. In the 60′s, the area was home to long haired hippies, and some of Canada’s finest musicians (Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young) could be seen playing regularly in its coffee houses. Today, Bloor-Yorkville offers internationally renowned boutiques remaining one of the most popular tourist attractions in North America.

Bloor Yorkville Map and Parking

Click on the map below for names of stores and shops in Yorkville. Look for the parking signs for ideas on where to park.

Bloor Yorkville Map

Toronto Yorkville Hotels and Condos

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville
Four Seasons Toronto Yorkville
InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
Park Hyatt Toronto Yorkville
Canada Suites Yorkville
The Hazelton Hotel Toronto Yorkville
Windsor Arms Yorkville

Directions and Map to Bloor Yorkville

By Car

Bloor Street and Yonge Street are major Toronto streets that intersect in Bloor-Yorkville. If travelling from the north, east or west, take Hwy. 401 to Yonge Street or Avenue Road, and go south to Bloor. Or, take Hwy. 401 to the Don Valley Parkway. Travel south to the Bloor/Bayview exit, and travel west along Bloor Street. If traveling from the south, take the Gardiner Expressway to Bay Street or Yonge Street, and continue north to Bloor Street.

By TTC Public Transit

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has three subway stations in the Bloor-Yorkville area (Museum, Bay, and the Yonge/Bloor interchange), in addition to several bus routes. For hours of operation and fare information, call the TTC at (416) 393-4636

Map of Bloor Yorkville Location

Bloor Yorkville Video

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