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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 […]

Holiday Magic Continues in Bloor-Yorkville!

  The Holiday season has arrived, and with that comes a flurry of events, travel and, of course, shopping! Make your shopping experience a memorable one, and check out the beautiful holiday displays our retailers have created. Photographer Henry Lin snapped a few of our neighbourhood favourites! Head down to Bloor-Yorkville this weekend and take […]

Harry Rosen Partners with DAVIDS Footwear!

Exciting news for Bloor-Yorkville! Two of our iconic area retailers announced yesterday that they will be joining forces. Harry Rosen, a Canadian leader in luxury menswear retail announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement to operate and expand DAVIDS Footwear stores. Just a few steps away from each other, the Bloor Street […]

Saint Laurent Secures Mink Mile Storefront – Retail Insider

French Luxury brand Saint Laurent (formerly Yves Saint Laurent) will open a large boutique on the ground floor of Holt Renfrew in downtown Toronto this fall, featuring its own street-front entrance onto Bloor Street West. The Saint Laurent boutique is the latest addition to the 50 Bloor Street West Holt Renfrew flagship, which is about to see substantial renovations that will […]

BLOOR-YORKVILLE SHINES BRIGHT FOR HOLIDAY MAGIC

On Saturday, November 18, the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (BYBIA) will kick off the holiday season with Holiday Magic, the spectacular annual community concert event in support of the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research (CANFAR). Between 5:00pm – 6:30pm, families, friends and music lovers are invited to the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland & Bellair Streets) for the Official “Flick the Switch” […]

Detox Your Life with help from The Detox Market

If you are looking for excellent, natural beauty products, then take a stroll down Scollard Street and visit The Detox Market. This simplistic store, highlights their natural products with knowledgeable, and very friendly staff. The green beauty store originated as a pop-up shop on the bohemian Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California. The popularity for […]

A walk down memory lane

(originally printed September 6, 2017, The Globe and Mail – article by Harold Robinson/Bernadette Morra – Special to The Globe and Mail) Toronto’s tony Yorkville has a vibrant history and is in the midst of another reinvention. Bernadette Morra surveys the locals about its evolution – and the latest wave of luxury arrivals.  From hippies on acid trips […]

Toronto Fashion Week – A Great Success!

Last week Bloor-Yorkville was buzzing with activity, as the highly-successful Toronto Fashion Week event made the neighbourhood even more fashionable than usual. The Bloor-Yorkville BIA was a proud Community Sponsor of the event, and the event was sponsored by Freed Developments, and three of our BIA members; Yorkville Village, Hill & Gertner and The Hazelton […]