A Village within the City
May 20, 2015 - Toronto
Welcome to Yorkville, one of the city’s oldest and most prestigious cultural hubs where residents have access to the finest cuisine, entertainment, shopping, arts and culture and education all available at your doorstep.
Directly across from Minto Yorkville Park is the famous Sassafraz Restaurant, a true institutional fixture in Yorkville since the 1960s, serving up world-class French cuisine. In the mood for Italian? Only a short stroll down the street you will find Cafe Nervosa, where you can enjoy a casual meal and a glass of sangria al fresco on their ivy-clad patio. During Toronto’s TIFF, there is no better restaurant to see and be seen than at celebrity chef Marc McEwan’s ONE Restaurant located in The Hazelton hotel.
Throughout the year, the neighbourhood is buzzing with local and international festival, guaranteed to have something for everyone. During the winter months, take part in Icefest, where the Village of Yorkville Park is transformed into a winter wonderland of breathtaking ice sculptures. As the weather gets warmer, take part in World Pride, one of the world’s largest Pride festivals, or Hot Docs and TIFF, two film festivals celebrated in the area.
New York has the stylish 5th Avenue. Paris has the Champs-Élysées. Toronto has Yorkville. Often referred to as the Mink Mile, Yorkville’s Bloor Street shopping district is a world-class shopping destination with many of the country’s flagship stores located along this strip. The area includes an array of international luxury retailers like Hermés, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Cartier and Louis Vuitton, as well several more ubiquitous brands like JCrew, Club Monaco and Zara. Whatever your shopping desires, you can find it in Yorkville.
Yorkville has long been recognized as a premier area for art galleries, museums and antiques, boasting over 40 unique galleries showcasing a mix of international and Canadian art. Take a stroll to The Royal Ontario Museum, which was recently renovated by famous architect Frank Ghery, and is one of the largest museums in North America. Explore the smaller galleries adorning Yorkville’s Victorian houses and indulge in a one-of-a kind masterpiece for your suite.
Located next to Yorkville is the University of Toronto, one of the country’s most prestigious educational institutions. The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings of 2015 ranks the University of Toronto at 16th place globally and 1st in Canada, while the QS World University Rankings of 2014 placed the university at 20th in the world and 1st in Canada. The school includes 180 acres of land in the city’s prime downtown core and is home to the country’s best law school, medical school, dental school and business school. Notable alumni include Rogers Communications’ Ted Rogers, writer Margaret Atwood and journalist Malcolm Gladwell.
Buying an investment condominium at Minto Yorkville Park gives you the security of a positive return on investment and steady rental income. Right now is a great time to consider an investment property in Toronto with continuous, year-over-year increases in immigration to the city, low rental vacancies in the neighbourhood and the security of a 2 year rental guarantee.
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