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Planning a trip to Yorkville in Toronto? This Leopard chicks go to Yorkville: Toronto travel video will give a quick off-the-wall (and I mean off-the-wall) glimpse of Toronto’s swankiest neighbourhood.
What can you see in Yorkville, Toronto?
Yorkville has glamour. Here you’ll find five-star hotels such as the Park Hyatt Toronto, the flagship Four Seasons Toronto and the Hazelton Hotel. You’ll also find Victorian row houses (at least what’s left of them) and a wealth of high-end boutiques, restaurants and blue chip art galleries.
The main sport here, however, is people watching. Pull up a chair at an outdoor cafe such as Lettieri or kick back on the patio of the Hazelton Hotel and stare from behind your sunglasses. There is plenty to see.
Yorkville, Toronto is historic
Toronto’s Yorkville has a wild past. Back in the 60s the city’s counter culture ‘hippy’ movement was centred here, and future big stars like Joni Mitchell and Neil Young played in the many coffee houses. Oh, how things change.
About the Leopard Chicks go to Yorkville: Toronto travel video
This crazy Leopard Chicks video gives you a look at Yorkville’s past and present, from an angle you’ll blink twice at – trust me, you may never look at Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood in quite the same way.
Where is Yorkville located?
Yorkville is a small concentrated neighbourhood of monied shops and condos that runs north behind Bloor Street’s Mink Mile, a major shopping street that Chanel, Gucci and Hermès call home. To get to Yorkville exit Bay subway station. The main streets to look for are Cumberland, Yorkville, Hazelton and Bellair.
In Yorkville don’t miss the park
Even the park in Yorkville is designer. Check out Yorkville Village Park on Cumberland Street, where each section represents a section of Canada’s diverse geography. You’ll find Scotch pines, wetlands, a groovy-looking metal waterfall that brings to mind Niagara Falls plus a great big rock that was brought in at a huge expense from the Canadian Shield. Who says Yorkville isn’t authentic?
For more info on Yorkville visit the From Love Beads to Lamborghinis article I wrote for the Toronto Tourism Website.