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Toronto Yorkville Photo Gallery

The village of Yorkville was formed in 1853 as a middle-class suburb outside of Toronto proper, with Victorian mews housing, picturesque gardens, and quiet tree-lined streets. It has its own Town Hall and Coat of Arms until 1883, when it was annexed by quickly expanding Toronto.

Now a trendy shopping and dining area, many of the charms that have enabled Yorkville to thrive since the 1850s remain. The streets are lined with charming Victorian restorations, some converted into outdoor cafés, antique shops, art galleries, and designer boutiques.

Bloor Street West, at the southern edge of Yorkville, is Toronto’s premiere shopping street. Dubbed the “Mink Mile,” it is home to high-end designers like Chanel, Tiffany, Giorgio, and Hermes.

One Bloor has risen above this key downtown intersection, signaling a return to living in the city.

Heading south on Yonge, Yorkville's poshness disappears although new residentials have appeared everywhere.

Back on Bloor, heading west, the Royal Ontario Museum's modern facade was a $30 million gift from Michael Lee-Chin. It was inspired by gems and minerals and opened in 2007.

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