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Yorkville Hosts Toronto Fashion Week Amid Neighbourhood Transformation

By Craig Patterson Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville area continues to establish itself as an important fashion hub. Toronto Fashion Week has just concluded at Yorkville Village, marking the first time that such an event has been held inside of an enclosed shopping centre in Toronto. Hosting a fashion week in a shopping centre made sense — several of the brands on the […]

BIA Week at City Hall

Last week the Bloor-Yorkville BIA participated in BIA Week at City Hall. Organized by TABIA (Toronto Association of BIAs), the event saw 57 of the City of Toronto’s 83 BIAs participating. Each BIA highlighted their areas, bringing awareness to the public and City Staff of the many efforts, streetscape projects and events which BIAs carry […]

Toronto Fashion Week Returns to Bloor-Yorkville Next Week!

Toronto Fashion Week Returns to Bloor-Yorkville Next Week! In anticipation of Canada’s foremost event for fashion, art, music and culture, Toronto Fashion Week® has revealed its designer line-up for the Fall/Winter 2018 season. Bloor-Yorkville BIA is proud to be a Community Partner in the three-day event, taking place Feb. 5-7 with more than 20 shows and events, which will proudly display the […]

Gardiner Museum to present Yoko Ono: THE RIVERBED

The Gardiner Museum is pleased to present a three-part installation by Yoko Ono entitled THE RIVERBED. Yoko Ono is a forerunner of Conceptual art, frequently involving collaboration, audience participation, and social activism in her artwork. The exhibition runs from February 22 to June 3, 2018. Visitors will mend broken porcelain cups as part of Yoko Ono’s […]

Retail Redevelopment Proposed for 101 Yorkville Avenue

Originally posted January 8, 2018 | by Nathan Petryshyn | Urban Toronto The City of Toronto has received a proposal for the redevelopment of 101 Yorkville Avenue. The site currently contains a 1978 3.5 storey modernist commercial building, well known for its large setback from Yorkville Avenue and multi-level architecture—including street-facing retail ether half a flight above or […]

CHANGE OF LOCATION: BLOOR STREET ENTERTAINS “AFTER PARTY” MOVES TO THE ICONIC FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

by Debbie Osske, CANFAR Director of Events, Stewardship, and Volunteer Relations. Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Contemporary Furniture and Jackie-O completely transformed the Four Seasons Hotel ballroom with custom-made furniture for CANFAR’s Bloor Street Entertains. This year’s event raised more than $725,000 (including donations). If you are going to improve on something that everyone has grown […]

Caryl Baker Visage – XTREME LASHES!

For three years Caryl Baker Visage – Yorkville, located at 60 Bloor Street West, has been ahead of the lash industry, offering lash extensions, well before the popularity of the procedure hit an all time high, here in Toronto, early last year. And during those three years, Kyla Garritano, owner of the Yorkville location, has […]

Bloor-Yorkville BIA Wins TABIA Award – Event Category for Icefest!

On Tuesday, December 5th, the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area was presented with a Toronto Area Business Improvement Area (TABIA) Award in the Event category for its efforts for fundraising at Bloor-Yorkville Icefest. Since its inception, Bloor-Yorkville Icefest has enticed approximately 500,000 visitors to the neighbourhood. Bloor-Yorkville BIA Director of Marketing, Rick Kaczmarek, explains how it […]