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Holt Renfrew department store midtown Toronto

Shopping in Bloor-Yorkville: High-End Fashion and Boutiques

Check out our sample itinerary for a day spent exploring Toronto’s most upscale shopping district. 

It won’t take you long to realize why Bloor-Yorkville is known as Toronto’s Fifth Avenue.

A woman walks past the Chanel store in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood
Yorkville is home to the 'Mink Mile' of designer shops

Places to eat in or near Bloor-Yorkville

All that shopping works up an appetite and there are many options for dining in Bloor-Yorkville, from the ultra-sophisticated to the more reasonably priced.

Sassafraz

Check out Sassafraz (famous for its celebrity sightings) for classy fare in an urban chic setting. Enjoy this fashionable corner dining room with a popular patio, serving French-inspired Canadian cuisine. 100 Cumberland St.

Duke of York Pub

Opt for a cozy pub experience at the Duke of York. Whether you choose the beautiful garden patio or one of the bar areas inside, you’ll feel cozy and happy at the original British pub in Toronto. 39 Prince Arthur Ave.

The One Eighty

For a delicious meal paired with an unbeatable view of the city, take the elevator up 51 floors to The One Eighty at the Manulife Centre. Boasting the highest patio in Canada, The One Eighty has a menu to rival its scenery, combining tapas-style appetizers with seasonal mains and desserts.

Cibo Wine Bar

If you prefer to stick to the ground, check out Cibo Wine Bar instead. Cibo’s bold and beautiful space is a blend of old world rustic and modern industrial chic. Taste authentic southern Italian cooking paired with perfect wines. 133 Yorkville Ave.

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Enjoy dinner at one of Yorkville's high-end restaurants

Bloor-Yorkville in a day

Morning: Bloor Street and Holt Renfrew

Begin your morning by exploring the many designer shops and boutiques lining Bloor Street. Starting at the intersection of Bloor and Avenue (closest subway stop: St. George Station), head east toward Yonge Street. This stretch of Bloor Street is known as the “Mink Mile” due to its concentration of high-end designers like Tiffany, Chanel, Gucci and Hermès. Whether you’re browsing or buying, you’ll feel like the crème de la crème as you admire the endless selection of luxury goods.

Make your way over to the Holt Renfrew Centre, home to high-end department store Holt Renfrew’s flagship location. With four floors of retail space (including brands like Giorgio Armani, D&G, Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton), a salon, spa, restaurant and café, Yorkville’s Holt Renfrew can be compared to Saks Fifth Avenue in New York or Harrods in London. Explore at your leisure, then check out the Centre’s many other retailers including Aritzia, M for Mendocino and Zara.

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Go for a stroll around Yorkville Village

Afternoon: Yorkville Avenue and Yorkville Village

Take a stroll around Yorkville and Cumberland Avenue. Quieter than Bloor Street, these blocks boast a selection of smaller boutiques like Pink Tartan and Kimina Fashion. The Yorkville Village Shopping Centre offers even more in the way of unique fashion and lifestyle brands—some of which are exclusive to Toronto.

Evening: gallery viewing and dinner

Bloor-Yorkville may be known primarily for its shopping, but it’s also a hotspot for fine art galleries. More than 40 art dealers and galleries can be found in the neighbourhood, carrying everything from the classic to the modern. Head to Liss Gallery to browse contemporary paintings, photography, sculptures and limited edition prints. Or check out Mayberry Fine Art for paintings by the Canadian Group of Seven and leading artists from across the country. Whether you’re a collector or simply an admirer, you’ll love exploring Yorkville’s artistic side. 

After a day of dining and high-end shopping, there’s nothing better than a night of rest and relaxation at one of Yorkville’s luxury hotels such as the Four Seasons, the Park Hyatt, the InterContinental. Shopping in Bloor-Yorkville is an experience like no other. Regardless of how many shopping bags you leave with, you’re sure to leave with great memories.

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Spend the night at the InterContinental in Yorkville

How to get to Bloor-Yorkville

Located right in the heart of the city and steps away from Yonge and Bloor, getting to the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood is a breeze.

By TTC: From Union Station, take Line 1 Yonge-University subway to Yonge to Bloor station. On Line 2 (travelling east/west), you can exit at St George, Bay or Yonge.

By car: Take Highway 401 to Yonge Street or Avenue Road, and go south to Bloor Street. Or take Highway 401 to the Don Valley Parkway. Travel south to the Bloor/Bayview exit and travel west along Bloor Street.

Toronto has emerged as a major style destination. Stores abound with luxury designer items, unique vintage finds and top home décor, and high fashion can be found around every corner.