Yorkville is a district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, well known for its shopping. It is a former village, annexed by the City of Toronto. A neighbourhood of style and culture offering a unique blend of designer boutiques, fashionable restaurants, plush hotels and world class galleries. In fact, it is one of Canada's most exclusive shopping districts. In 2006, it was the 22nd most expensive street in the world, with rents of $208+ per square foot.
Yorkville is a 10 minute cab drive or 20 minute on public transit from Inglis House.
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Also a must see: National Geographic - Toronto Walking Tour: Yorkville. You'll see the famous Philosopher's walk on the tour.
Yorkville still remains the top celebrity hangout in Toronto, and celebrities are seen throughout the year. The place to see the who's who and it's not uncommon to see these celebrities walking or shopping about while take time off from shooting movies. It is best known for it's boutiques and fashion and it is a mecca for some of the best art galleries in the city !
Yorkville has upscale shopping, restaurants, and the first five star hotel in Canada. Upscale boutiques include Burberry, Prada, Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Holt Renfrew, Tiffany & Co., Escada, Ermenegildo Zegna, Cartier, Harry Rosen, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Vera Wang, Lacoste, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Williams-Sonoma, Bang and Olufsen, Betsey Johnson, Max Mara, Montblanc, Bulgari, Birks, Coach, Guerlain, Swarovski, and other upscale designer boutiques. The Holt Renfrew store on Bloor is the luxury retailer's flagship and largest store with four floors and boutiques. Many flagships of other companies are located here as well, such as Harry Rosen, Town Shoes, Lacoste, Gucci, Coach, and Chanel (in which the Canadian flagship became one of the largest in the world.) Browns Shoes opened on Bloor, with merchandise that is much more expensive than at their other boutiques.