55 Bloor Street West
M4W 1A5 Toronto, Canada
tel: +1 416 928 3553
fax: +1 416 928 2034
Yorkville has come a long way since the 1960s when it was the heart of Toronto's hippie scene and looked-down-upon by polite society. It is now a very trendy, very upscale neighbourhood, and a delightful place to spend an afternoon window-shopping. Yorkville is bounded to the south by Bloor Street, which is where you can find Chanel and Cartier and other such big names. Within Yorkville itself, you will find some of the city's most expensive luxury hotels, boutique shops, classy restaurants and an abundance of spas. On Cumberland Avenue, there is a modern park, where you can catch some sun on the Big Ugly Rock (you'll know it when you see it) and watch the world go by. During the film fest, this is also a prime spot for star-gazing, as the expensive hotels play host to all the visiting celebrities. And it's also worth taking a walk up Hazelton Avenue, which is leafy and tree-lined and home to a variety of art galleries as well as old houses full of character.
Photo courtesy of Bloor-Yorkville