Yorkville Real Estate For Sale

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Welcome to YORKVILLE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE where we are continuously building a Real Estate Web Portal to serve the Neighbourhood of Yorkville in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located at the north end of the Downtown Toronto core, this neighbourhood is bounded by Avenue Rd. to the west, Yonge Street to the east, Bloor St. W. to the south and Davenport Ave. to the north.  Yorkville is also considered a part of The Annex Neighbourhood and encompasses the eastern perimeter of this district which stretches west to Bathurst Street.
As depicted in the above map of the city, Yorkville is centrally located along the north perimeter of Downtown Toronto and is considered one of Toronto’s most fashionable and prestigious Residential Real Estate Districts.  Mostly renown for the many upscale condominiums there are a limited supply of the stately homes available and recent developments of townhomes as well. Having a Yorkville home means that you are in very close (if not immediate) proximity to downtown shops, entertainment districts and to Bay Street and Toronto’s Financial District. This area is a much sought after location with prices for Real Estate Listings often exceeding a million dollars.
Yorkville is also considered one of Toronto’s most fashionable and prestigious Commercial Real Estate Districts with Bloor Street West, Cumberland Street, Yorkville Avenue, Bellair Street and Hazelton Lanes offering upscale and trendy shops, galleries, salons, cafes and restaurants.
Yorkville is rich in Real Estate History:  The area of Yorkville was founded in 1830 by then prominent citizens of the Town of York (early Toronto): Joseph Bloor and William Jarvis. Their goal was to provide a garden suburb on what was a suburb of the town.  When the Town of York became the City of Toronto in 1833, the Village of Yorkville maintained its independence and was only annexed to the City in 1883.  It wasn’t until the completion of the Bloor Danforth subway line (public transit) in 1966 that higher population densities were allowed by the City’s official plans:  Homes along Bloor Street were converted to shops and condominiums.  In the 1960’s and 1970’s Yorkville became a bohemian mecca for the hippies:  The CBC presents an excellent Documentary into this time period.
During the 1970’s and 1980’s high end retailers began locating along Bloor Street and low rise office buildings were replaced with high-rise office buildings.  As demand for the prime downtown location increased the once run down area attracted substantial real estate investment and renewal resulting in the posh lifestyle enjoyed by those living in the Yorkville of today.
It is fitting that this Toronto garden oasis of the 1800’s has become one of the prized real estate locations in the City of Toronto.  Land is at a premium and most all pieces of Yorkville property have been developed or are being developed mostly in the form of condominium towers.  While there are a few Yorkville houses that exist in the neighbourhood the residential area is most renowned for the luxury condos. According to Wikipedia: Yorkville now commands rents of $300 per square foot, making it the 3rd most expensive retail space in North America. Bloor St. was recently named the 7th most expensive shopping street in the world by Fortune Magazine, claiming tenants can pull in $1,500 to $4,500 per square foot in sales. Yorkville homes sell for a million dollars and more while one bedroom condos start at around $350,000.

The original architecture of Yorkville Houses presented the Victorian style homes imported during the 1800s from Europe.  Most have kept the Victorian architecture of the early days yet their new home owners have in most cases completed extensive renovations to keep current with modern day advances in technology: e.g. building amenities to suit their needs, electrical and plumbing upgrades, etc.  As the Yorkville Homes and buildings are an important part of Toronto's heritage Historical Designations strive to protect many of the Yorkville buildings. The Yorkville Public Library (built by the famous steel tycoon and philanthropist: Andrew Carnegie) and the Yorkville Fire Hall are examples of this.
Modernism often reflects the architecture of the new condominium developments.  To attract the upscale clientele large lobbies promoting elegance for sale are most often the norm.

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Yorkville Avenue as of May 2010

Yorkville Avenue as it was in 1975.

Yorkville Living means being close to the action.  The community is always a buzz with activity. Living here offers amazing location and convenient access steps away from most everything: shopping, entertainment, cultural expositions at the Royal Ontario Museum, the University of Toronto, the Toronto Reference Library and the office towers of Bay Street to name just a few.
Being literally in the centre of the city also means excellent access to roadways when entering or leaving the city. While parking is also at a premium in Yorkville, both the Bloor / Danforth AND the Yonge / University subway lines (public transport) are in close proximity.

Numerous Yorkville Condominiums have been built or are in the process of being developed in the neighbourhood.  Current (May 2010) Real Estate Listings of Yorkville Condos for sale show prices ranging from $350,000 (One Bedroom) to over $12 million (Three Bedrooms /Two Baths).  Amenities such as 24 Hour Security and Concierge, Valet Parking, Fitness Centers, Saunas, Swimming Pools, Games Room, Party Room and so forth would be some of the features one might find when searching for Yorkville Real Estate For Sale.  The more expensive units may also include terraces, Jacuzzi, fireplaces and the like.
As mentioned Yorkville Land for Development is scarce; if any can indeed be purchased.  Of course with the ingenuity of Industry Captains willing to invest in a Yorkville Real Estate Gem there will no doubt continually be development whether it be by acquiring an existing Yorkville Property for sale to build the next best architectural masterpiece or by buying a series of Yorkville Buildings. As the saying goes there is a price for almost any real estate and acquiring Yorkville Land would well express this adage.
While Yorkville has a high population density the neighbouring Rosedale area to the north has ample green space including several public parks complete with walking trails, hiking trails and bicycle paths.  Within Yorkville itself at the corner of Bellair and Cumberland is the award winning Village of Yorkville Park which was built in 1993 on what used to be a parking lot.
At the north end of the Downtown Toronto core, residents of Yorkville have access to an extensive array of services, shops, restaurants and entertainment. Living in this prestigious entertainment area in the centre of Toronto, means a short stroll home after a business or social function. Several Private Schools and Public Schools and a good selection of Child Care Facilities are within fifteen-minute drive of this distinguished neighbourhood.
While the who’s who of Yorkville is very discreet this is where you are most likely to see celebrities, especially during the Toronto Film Festival.  When enjoying a stroll through Yorkville it is not unusual to spot an exceptionally fine car or two as in a Lamborghini, Ferrari or Maserati.  Yorkville may indeed be the place in Toronto to see and be seen and represents a sound Real Estate Investment into quality Downtown living with a Residential flavour (flavor) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Yorkville Living includes having a central Toronto location with excellent access to Toronto’s major transportation routes (major roads and highways) which serve the city to and from all directions: Minutes from Yonge & Bloor or to the Don Valley Parkway (DVP).  Yorkville Homes are often complimented with Estates north of Toronto on either sides of the DVP & Highway 404.  In non rush-hour it’s a half-hour drive north to one’s e.g. Gormley Real Estate (Aurora, Newmarket areas). The DVP is also the transportation spur that leads to the many Ontario vacation areas such as Georgian Bay, Muskoka, Haliburton and The Kawarthas. Living in Yorkville means that you can be at the island airport within 15 minutes and Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport within 40 minutes..
Having a home in the Downtown Toronto Core results in the concentration of public services being conveniently close by.  As with all of Toronto, the city’s Public Services supply basic needs: Water, Sanitation, Public Transit, Snow Removal, Parks & Recreation, etc.  Toronto is a leader in the Health Care field. Numerous Hospitals, many of which have gained international notoriety, are within a 10 to 15-minute drive.
Toronto is an excellent city to call home.  With extensive services and a city budget in the billions so much is here to serve you.  As a native Torontonian I am available to show you around and can network you with whichever services you may require.

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