Bloor-Yorkville is booming and there’s little wonder why. The prestigious neighbourhood has it all!
From high-end stores and gourmet restaurants to swanky hotels and spas, the same reasons to visit Bloor-Yorkville also apply when it comes to buying, and then some.
Shopping for condos in the area? Here are 10 reasons to buy in Bloor-Yorkville.
1. The TTC Is At Your Doorstep
Getting around via the TTC couldn’t be easier for those who live in the Bloor-Yorkville area. Not only do residents get easy access to Lines 1 and 2 via Bloor-Yonge station, but they also have their pick of three other terminals less than 10 minutes apart.
2. It’s Oh So Walkable
One of the biggest perks of living downtown is that, for the most part, you can get around without ever needing a car. For those in Bloor-Yorkville, this has never been more true. MOD Developments’ latest residential tower, 55C, is located in the heart of Bloor-Yorkville and has an incredible walking score of 99. Pedestrians can get to school, shops and parks by foot in 15 minutes or less.
3. The DVP Is Literally Right There
Turn right and drive down Bloor for seven minutes and before you know it you’ll be getting on the DVP. Even though there’s so much to see and do in Bloor-Yorkville, sometimes it’s just nice to be able to escape the city for the weekend. With the DVP down the street, you’ll easily be able to hop on and drive off instead of sitting in traffic downtown.
4. The Best Schools Are Just Down The Street
Bloor-Yorkville is less than 15 minutes away by foot from two of Toronto’s top universities. Stroll over to UofT in seven minutes or take the TTC to Ryerson University in nine minutes. With commute times like these, you’ll never have a good enough excuse for being late to class.
5. You’ll Never Go Hungry
Bloor-Yorkville is home to some of the best restaurants in the city. Whatever you’re craving, there’s an option in Bloor-Yorkville for you. Check out iconic gourmet eateries like Buca Yorkville on Scollard or more laidback spots like The Wickson Social located on the ground level of FIVE St. Joseph. And if eating in is more your thing, a range of grocery stores like Whole Foods, Eataly and Pusateri’s offer delicious prepared foods and specialty products.
6. The Best Stores And Boutiques Surround You
If high-end fashion is your thing, you’ll feel right at home in Bloor-Yorkville. Mod’s 55C Bloor-Yorkville Residences is just five minutes away from The Mink Mile and just nine minutes away from Eaton Centre, so there’s plenty of shopping options regardless of your price point.
7. Art And Culture Abounds In This Neighbourhood
Three museums and 10+ galleries call Bloor-Yorkville home. This neighbourhood is not just the best in the city for art, antiques and culture, it’s considered the best in the country. Explore the ROM for free on the third Monday of each month between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. then check out the Gardiner Museum on Wednesday nights for half the cost of regular admission.
8. Health And Wellness Is A High Priority Here
Those who live in Bloor-Yorkville have their pick of the best spas, gyms and wellness centres. Barry’s Bootcamp, Soul Cycle and Equinox all have locations in the area, but if you live in a building like 55C, you’ll never have to leave home to get in a great workout. The new development from MOD will have a state-of-the-art gym complete with a variety of zones including cycling and boxing studios. Emergency care is also right around the corner with five of the city’s best hospitals within 20 minutes of the neighbourhood.
9. There Are All Sorts of Things To Keep You Entertained Here
Movies? Check. Parks? Check. Clubs? Check. No matter what your hobbies are, Bloor-Yorkville has something to offer. Catch a flick or two at the Cineplex Varsity theatre or hop on the TTC to catch a game at Scotiabank Arena — with a commute time of 15 minutes, you’ll never miss tip-off.
10. It’s The Place To See And Be Seen
Did you know Mark Wahlberg has a condo in Yorkville? That’s right, if you buy in Bloor-Yorkville, Marky Mark could be your neighbour. “The Departed” star is just one of many celebrities you might bump into in Bloor-Yorkville. Yorkville is a hotbed of hot bodies with A-list actors dining and shopping in the area all-year-round, so don’t be surprised if someone asks for a selfie shortly after you move in.