Neighbourhood Spotlight: Yorkville, Toronto


From a modest village to a bohemian bolthole, Yorkville has flourished throughout the ages and now stands as one of Toronto’s most exclusive and upscale neighbourhoods.

The history of Yorkville

Yorkville began life as a quiet residential village, but the population quickly ballooned, and in 1883 it was annexed by the city of Toronto.

The community continued to develop, and by the1960s it became known as a hippie hotspot. It was the focus of Canada’s counterculture movement, and fledging artists would gather at venues such as the famous Riverboat Coffee House, where the likes of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young first cut their teeth.

Over the following years Yorkville became increasingly gentrified, and these days it’s known as an affluent neighbourhood with some of the most expensive real estate in Toronto. Nevertheless, it retains a sense of its history, boasting a laid-back vibe and a village-like atmosphere right in the heart of the city.

Modern day Yorkville

If you ask the locals what Yorkville is famous for, they’ll all say the same thing – shopping. Yes, Yorkville is absolutely Toronto’s shopping mecca. Along Bloor Street’s ‘Mink Mile’ you’ll find all the major designer fashion labels, something which has repeatedly earned it a spot as one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world.

Along with high end shopping, Yorkville also boasts independent boutiques, fine dining restaurants and a vibrant but sophisticated nightlife. Throw in the elegant courtyards, peaceful green spaces and cultural gems (including the Royal Ontario Museum), and you start to appreciate why this place is so popular.

This popularity has made Yorkville a prosperous place, and as such the property on offer is at the higher end of the market. There’s a reason we describe Yorkville as ‘a village for the city’s finest’!

Luxury rentals in Yorkville

If Yorkville is where you would like to live, we want to help you find your perfect home. Our tenant placement services are 100% free for tenants, and our agents are happy to assist in your search throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Although we specialize in furnished luxury rentals, we also have beautiful long-term and unfurnished suites. Our website is a great place to start your search and working with an agent ensures that you are quickly informed of new listings that may have just become available.

Another very powerful tool is our new listings feed which will send you an email as soon as a new listing is added to our website. It’s easy to subscribe – simply opt in when you receive the confirmation email – and you can always opt out when you have found your dream home.

List with us

Alternatively if you have a property that you would like to rent out, you can list with us for free. Our tenant placement service can help you find the perfect tenant, after which our property management team in Toronto can take over the day-to-day running of the suite.

You may also be interested to know that our Vancouver office has an investment realty team that can help buyers and sellers of investment real estate get the return on investment they are looking for.

To find out more about the ways Rent it Furnished can help you, contact us and speak to one of our experienced agents.

Written by Lottie Laken