You’ve come a long way Yorkville – Metro Home
Mar 17 2016

Originally a low-rent corner of Toronto’s downtown, Yorkville’s rows of artists’ studios and coffee houses became a Mecca for Canada’s thriving 1960s counter-cultural revolution, once frequented by the likes of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Things didn’t start to happen until the 1950s when the Bloor subway line went in.

Major changes began to take place a decade later when the eclectic little village north of Bloor Street went from beat-generation to the Mink Mile. Yorkville has long been Canada’s most celebrated luxury shopping and culture district, home to the city’s finest shops, cafés, restaurants and hotels, with such celebrated names as Holt Renfrew, Louis Viton, Prada, Chanel, Gucci and Cartier.

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