When it comes to variety, Yorkville is where it is at. This Toronto neighbourhood offers a nice blend of luxury condo apartment buildings, commercial space, hotels, restaurants, and shopping.
While the commercial center of Yorkville is located on Cumberland Street and Yorkville Avenue, there are residential areas within the neighborhood as well. This is where you will find a selection of Victorian houses, many of which have been updated over the years while still holding onto many original details.
Yorkville, named after the Town of York, first came into existence in the 1830’s. Despite the fact that it is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Toronto, Yorkville has kept up nicely with the times.
In addition to adding luxury condos to the selection of single family homes, the area has grown its commercial presence over the years. In fact, in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Yorkville “came into its own” as a shopping destination for people from all over the city.
While there are many newly built luxury condos in this neighborhood, it is the Victorian houses built between 1870 and 1895 that make Yorkville one of the most coveted areas in all of Toronto.
Many of these historical homes show off features that are more than 100 years old, including cast iron fences, decorative brick and much more.
To show just how well the homes have been cared for, many have been listed on the Toronto Historical Board’s Inventory of Heritage Properties.