This neighbourhood is an exciting collision of bold modern architecture and old world European charm. Historic buildings house specialty boutiques, art galleries and cafes along narrow paths and streets. The Royal Ontario Museum juts out onto Bloor with its award-winning Crystal designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. This modern theme is carried continues into the skyline, with luxurious downtown condos like the Chaz Yorkville.
Chaz Yorkville is one of a select few downtown Toronto condos surrounded by the flagship designer boutiques in Yorkville. From the most coveted haute couture fashion houses to world-class jewellers, residents are spoiled for choice. At the heart of this exclusive shopping is the flagship store of Canada’s own Holt Renfrew. The largest of their department stores across Canada, the Bloor-Yorkville location has four floors of retail space, a salon and spa, and modern café and restaurant. The shopping experience in this neighbourhood is reminiscent of those in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Chaz Yorkville is a modern luxury condo centrally located in the heart of this unique shopping experience.
While there are many condos in downtown Toronto, few can claim to be only steps away from the Royal Ontario Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum, and the Gardiner Museum. Residents of this downtown Toronto condo also have access to world-class performance art at Kroener Hall and intimate film screenings at the Isabel Bader Theater and Varsity cinemas.
Yorkville Toronto has not always been the centre of luxury and style. Founded in 1830, the village of Yorkville was a quiet and picturesque residential neighbourhood filled with Victorian-styled homes and lush gardens. The two main industries in the village were brick and beer making. The village made yellow bricks that were used to construct the Yorkville Firehall.
In the 1960s, Yorkville was the home of Toronto’s bohemian culture. Yorkville nurtured artists like Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell, as well as literary giants like Margaret Atwood. Young hippies flocked to the cafes and poetry readings. In 1968, Rochedale College opened on Bloor Street as an experiment in counter-culture education.
The Yorkville we know today emerged in the 1970s and 1980s when the Bloor-Danforth subway line was completed and retailers like Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew moved into the neighbourhood. This change in scenery was marked by the construction of office towers and condos along Bay and Bloor. A booming market and the demand for downtown Toronto condos, especially in this exclusive neighbourhood, soared. There are now over twenty luxury condos in the neighbourhood. Chaz Yorkville joins illustrious company as one of the premiere downtown condos in an exclusive, storied and historic community.
The Yorkville neighbourhood surroundings Chaz Yorkville is not just condos, shopping, dining, and art and culture, though our residents will have access to the best. Hidden in this neighbourhood are charming parks and world renowned festivals and events.
A series of unique urban garden spaces along the south side of Cumberland are designed to celebrate the neighbourhood and reflect Canada’s unique landscape. A set of striking metal archways among a row of crab apple trees and a waterfall create the centerpiece of the Village of Yorkville Park. Scott pines and marshland surround the park. A 650 tonne, billion year old hunk of granite carved from the Canadian Shield sits next to the Bay subway station and is a popular spot for children and summer dates.
This intimate community also has the benefit of the Frank Stollery Parkette, Jesse Ketchum park, and Town Hall Square.
Every year at the end of the summer season, Yorkville becomes a hub for Hollywood celebrities and film fans from around the world. This unique neighbourhood is an oasis from the busy crush of film premieres and press conferences for filmmakers and actors. Don’t be surprised to see your favourite a-list star casually popping in and out of the specialty shops or grabbing lunch in between appearances. Residents of the downtown condos in this neighbourhood, will feel the excitement and partake in this world-renowned festival in a way unlike others.
Downtown condos with the location, amenities and facilities of Chaz Yorkville are a rare find. You’ll love the award-winning and modern design Chaz Yorkville’s suites have to offer and you won’t be able to resist the exclusive and sophisticated neighbourhood that surrounds your new downtown Toronto condo.