Yorkville is one of the most celebrated areas in the city of Toronto, known for its high-end spots and luxurious ambiance. Although is has maintained this status for quite a long time now, the last few years have been notable in the way the Yorkville district is changing. As the closest prime location to our Zinc Developments office, as well as the site for a few of our projects (see 36 Hazelton and 11 Bishop), we are passionate about the growth of this ever-changing neighbourhood.
Founded in 1830 by Joseph Bloore/Bloor, Yorkville was originally a site for Victorian looking homes in an area surrounded by greenery and all things residential. In the 80's, luxury fashion retailers marked their territory when Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen set up shop on the main street. Now, the area has very few of the hottest names in the retail industry missing from their roster, the most recent additions being the announcement of an 8,700 square foot Chanel flagship to replace the Teatro Verde space on Yorkville Avenue, and the opening of a gorgeously designed Christian Louboutin boutique on the same street. It's no wonder that Bloor-Yorkville is recognized as one of the world's top ten shopping destinations.
Shopping aside, Yorkville is the destination for high-end hotels, including the Four Seasons, The Hazelton Hotel and the Windsor Arms. All of these locations house hot-spot bars and restaurants that no matter which night of the week, are bustling with all kinds of people, Toronto-residents and tourists alike.
Yorkville blends historic lands and structures with a modern take on beauty and elegance. While maintaining much of the original heritage, Yorkville has successfully become the central focus of the city of Toronto when it comes to tourism and prime real estate. It's dynamic neighbourhood combines luxury with history and somehow remains picture-perfect.
At Zinc, we strive to bring the best quality to our projects without sacrificing character or heritage. Having said that, it certainly makes sense why Yorkville, Toronto would be such a prime location for some of our developments.