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Boho meets style in Yorkville, the fashion, art and trendy-dining hub of Toronto. Originally a Victorian village, bohemian enclave and music scene of the city, Yorkville is now a posh hangout for Toronto’s culturati. Whether you’re stealing the scene at the hotel or wandering the Mink Mile on Bloor Street, you’ll feel apace with the city’s pulsing energy and eclectic vibe. Start your day at FIT, the hotel’s 24/7 gym, then hit the town. Browse the boutiques, explore the museums, relax at the cafés and scour the galleries — you’ll be just steps away from it all.

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The Yorkville Scene

Much like the city it calls home, Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood is a melting pot of style and culture, where high-brow botiques share space with urban parks and minimalist architecture rubs elbows with Victorian rowhomes. Ground Zero for Toronto's buzziest events, Yorkville is flush with galleries, trendy eateries, museums and some of the city's best people-watching. Spend the day browsing the shops on the stretch of Bloor Street known as "Mink Mile" or wandering Gallery Row on Hazelton Avenue — just be sure to save enough energy for patio- and rooftop-bar hopping come nightfall.

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Must-Experience Events

Yorkville Murals

Yorkville is quickly becoming a hotbed of thought-provoking public art, thanks in no small part to this annual, eight-day cultural event, which bills itself as "a celebration of contemporary muralism." Expect plenty in the way of activations: art installations, artist convos, panel discussions, film screenings and more.

Toronto Pride

This month-long celebration of Toronto's diverse 2SLGBTQ+ community — think headliner performances, street fairs, pool parties, drag shows, and more — ends in a blowout of a festival weekend each June. Events are centered around Bloor Street and the nearby Church-Wellesley neighborhood, which holds the banner as Toronto's Gay Village.

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest

For one weekend each winter, the streets of Bloor-Yorkville freeze over in the best way possible: local artists fashion tens of thousands of pounds of ice into ephemeral sculptures. Consider it the Toronto spin on a Canadian tradition.

Exploring Yorkville


Wander Bloor Street, the epicentre of Toronto fashion, and you'll pass Hermès, Chanel and Balenciaga storefronts, as well as Toronto’s trademark high-end department store, Holt Renfrew. At Yorkville Village, you'll find outposts of Canadian labels — some exclusive to Toronto — and global designers intermingling with trendy eateries, art installations and pop-up boutiques.


Whether you're moved by pop art, photography or contemporary work, the world-class galleries that dot Yorkville hold some of Canada’s biggest names in the art world and serve as Toronto's exhibition hub.


Near the hotel you'll find the Royal Ontario Museum, with its Daniel Liebskind-designed crystal structure affixed to the heritage 1914 stone façade. A true national landmark, the museum houses more than 13 million artworks, cultural artifacts and natural specimens. After exploring the ROM, wander over to the Gardiner Museum, a celebration of clay and ceramics in all their forms.