Once a hotbed of peace and poetry, the village of Yorkville was also the launchpad for 1960s Canadian folk luminaries Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Gordon Lightfoot, and and hosted the likes of James Taylor and Simon & Garfunkel. All graced the stage at the Riverboat (134 Yorkville Ave, east of Avenue Road) – at one time Canada’s most famous coffeehouse.

Bloor-Yorkville is now home to some of Toronto’s best-known cultural attractions: the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Ceramic Museum, and Koerner Hall co-exist within steps of high-end retailers and restaurants. There’s still lots of great live music, including the annual Toronto Jazz Festival, running in late June each year. 

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