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Shopping

Whether shopping for the hottest trends, stylish classics, or designer fashions, Bloor-Yorkville is a shopper’s paradise! Recognized internationally as one of the top ten shopping destinations, Bloor-Yorkville is often compared to other acclaimed areas such as Fifth Avenue in New York, Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, and Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Lined with international labels such as Prada, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, as well as Canadian retail icons Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew, and William Ashley China, Bloor Street is Canada’s fashion mecca.

Our five shopping centres — Holt Renfrew Centre, Manulife Centre, Hudson’s Bay Centre, Cumberland Terrace and Yorkville Village offer an array of shopping experiences and services, from cappuccinos to personal shoppers. In between shopping, let our salons and spas pamper you with a relaxing treat! With over 125 hair salons, spas, and estheticians, you can indulge in never ending soothing treatments.

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Dining

Day and night, the neighbourhood vibrates with energy and excitement. Whether you prefer casual, romantic or exotic dining, Bloor-Yorkville is home to some of the city’s finest culinary artists. Whatever your taste, you are sure to find something that pleases your palate!

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Galleries and Museums

The Bloor-Yorkville area has long been known as the premier destination in Canada for purveyors of fine art and antiques. Having nearly 40 art dealers and galleries located in the neighbourhood, with everything from renaissance works to modern sculptures, and everything in between, one will surely discover many awe-inspiring pieces. Not to mention all the great works on display by the many Canadian artists of the past and present.

Below is a listing of Bloor-Yorkville’s galleries and museums, many of which regularly host art shows and special exhibits. Click on a business listing to go directly into their sites. Some galleries even offer guided tours.

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Bloor-Yorkville Entertainment

While Bloor-Yorkville is a wonderful place for strolling, shopping, dining and nightlife, it is also home to incredible cultural destinations, such as the world renowned Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), The Royal Conservatory and the Gardiner Museum, which is the only ceramic museum of its kind. The ROM is one of Canada’s largest museums of world cultures and natural history, while Gardiner Museum houses an unsurpassed ceramic collection of more than 3,000 pieces, to include ancient American vessels, fine porcelains of Asia and Europe, and dynamic contemporary pieces.

For lovers of music, some local restaurants will feature smaller live music performances, and on a larger scale, The Royal Conservatory offers a wealth of musical performances including classical, jazz, pop, opera, and world music in 3 state of the art performance halls.

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Salons

For all your pampering needs, Bloor-Yorkville is the health and beauty capital of Toronto, offering a huge array of services from over 125 salons and spas. Whether you are looking for a cut & style, a basic blow dry, a mani/pedi or your lashes and brows need a bit of special attention, our salons and spas will be sure to take care of your needs.

Make a day of it and enjoy some spa time with relaxing massages, facials, hot baths and wealth of special
treatments to make you feel rejuvenated. Our luxurious spas are here to meet and surpass your highest expectations.

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Health and Wellness

Look good and feel great! Bloor-Yorkville has plenty of professional health and wellness service providers, who will offer you the best advice and service in fitness, diet, nutrition, chiropractic, dental and healthcare.

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Bloor-Yorkville Accommodations

Boasting some of the city’s most luxurious guest rooms and spectacular panoramic views, our hotels ensure a comfortable, elegant and memorable stay. For business or pleasure, you can stay where visiting celebrities reside and rest in style. Our world-class hotels are located in Toronto’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment quarter, and are just minutes from the business district.

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Bloor-Yorkville Business

Beyond shopping and entertainment, Bloor-Yorkville offers a variety of professional service options from accountants and optometrists to real estate brokers and lawyers. The neighbourhood is home to many lead advertising firms, as well as numerous consulate offices.

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Summer Music in the Park

As a Designated Tourist District, Bloor-Yorkville is excited to host residents and visitors for another season of the Summer Music In The Park music series taking place throughout the summer in the Village of Yorkville Park, located at Bellair St. and Cumberland St. Stroll through the neighbourhood, have a seat and tap your feet to the smooth summer sounds ranging from piano virtuoso Attila Fias and his trio, Celtic/American with David Leask, jazz with Raz Hilland Trio, Latin with Farrucas Duo, to an exciting combination of blues, dance, funk, jazz, pop & rock with Turbo Street Funk.The Summer Music in the Park concert series takes place Fridays 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and Saturdays and Statutory Holidays between1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, from June 3 – September 10 (weather permitting).

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See You Soon in Bloor-Yorkville

Cross over into the world of Bloor-Yorkville – the ultimate fusion of historic charm and modern seduction. We are Toronto’s most celebrated neighbourhood of style and culture offering a unique blend of designer boutiques , fashionable restaurants, plush hotels and world class galleries…700 in all! The Bloor-Yorkville BIA was founded on July 22, 1985 in response to the tremendous commercial, retail, residential and tourist growth that began in Toronto, at that time.

The Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area has a membership of nearly 1600 business. Any business to include property owners/managers, located within commercial assessed buildings, within the tax base. The basic BIA boundaries and pays business taxes, is automatically a BIA member, as a special levy is applied to the tax base. The basic BIA boundaries are St. Paul’s Square to the west side of Avenue Road and Scollard street to Charles Street. You can confirm with our office, if you are located within the boundaries or not. 

Our Mandate

To improve, beautify and maintain municipally owned lands, buildings and structures in the area beyond such improvement and maintenance as is provided at the expense of the Corporation of the City of Toronto at large; and to promote the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area as a business and shopping area.