A village established in 1830, Yorkville became a hippy gathering place in the 1960s and incubated famous talents like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot. Nowadays, anchored by Bloor Street’s Mink Mile and the Manulife Centre, Yorkville is home to world-class galleries, shops and restaurants.
First, cruise Yorkville, Cumberland and Avenue Road for some incredible shopping from both local and international designers. You’ll find beautiful shoes at Jean-Paul Fortin, Toronto-designed, Indian-influenced, super glamourous clothes at Mani Jassal’s showroom, Kate Spade bags, and so much more. Later, visit Mayberry Fine Art and the Liss Gallery to view some contemporary fine art. As for dining options, try Alobar Yorkville, the newest offering from renowned Toronto chef Patrick Kriss, the charming Cibo Winebar or Trattoria Nervosa, a friendly resto in a little yellow house.
On Bloor Street’s Mink Mile we have upscale retailers including Tiffany, D&G, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and the flagship Chanel Boutique. We recommend Harry Rosen, providing wonderful service with its concierge and shopping assistants, for the best in menswear from all corners of the earth.
The Manulife Centre, also on Bloor, is home to the enormous Birk’s jewellery store, Bay Bloor Radio for your audio needs, Indigo, many fine services, Cineplex Varsity Cinemas and the OneEighty, a restaurant and bar that offers stunning views of the CN Tower and downtown from two of the highest patios in the city.
After all that running around, you’ll need some soothing and pampering. The aesthetic of the nearby Anndore House is industrial retro calm. The hotel’s in-room services include WiFi, a flat-screen plasma television, an iPod-compatible vinyl record player with records, and CO Bigelow bath amenities in an ensuite bathroom with a luxurious rainforest shower. The comfortable king-sized beds are wonderfully sleep-inducing and many of the rooms have one or two comfy leather club chairs. And, of course, you can dine at Constantine, our in-House restaurant.
Toronto’s Yorkville is some of the best shopping in the world, and we have the world-class Anndore House to follow it up! Come shop and stay in Toronto.