Yorkville is Gearing Up for Summer!

June 4th, 2014

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Yorkville is at its best in the summertime. With the outdoor promenades and gorgeous storefronts and patios, it’s the best neighbourhood for an evening stroll or a glass of wine on a patio at any time of day. This summer, Yorkville will also be hosting a number of events for everyone to enjoy. Here are our top picks for the season.

5TH ANNUAL YORKVILLE EXOTIC CAR SHOW

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If you haven’t been before, the Yorkville Exotic Car Show is something you must check out this summer! Some of the world’s most exclusive vehicles will be on display on Bloor Street, including Porsche’s, Ferrari’s, and Lamborghini’s. The best part about this event? It’s a great Father’s Day activity! Come down to Bloor Street on June 15 to catch the cars blaze through the neighbourhood.

PRIDE OF BLOOR-YORKVILLE CONCERT FOR WORLDPRIDE 2014
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Mia Martina

One of the largest international parties is coming to Toronto this year and Yorkville will be front and centre! Our city is hosting World Pride between June 20-29 and on June 21 the Pride of Bloor-Yorkville Concert will light up the Village of Yorkville park. Don’t miss performances by the Juno-nominated Mia Martina, along with

SUMMER MUSIC IN THE PARK
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David Leask, one of the performers in this summer’s concert series.

Weekends in Yorkville are not to be missed this summer! All of you casual Yorkville strollers will be treated to outdoor entertainment on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Village of Yorkville Park with live music from 11:30am-2:30pm on Friday’s, and from 1:30pm-4:30pm on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. What a great way to spend an afternoon in the city!

HEALTH STARTS HERE WEDNESDAYS

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Looking for new healthy recipes to try? Whole Foods will be sharing their favourites every Wednesday between 4pm-7pm throughout the summer. Great way to explore the store and find new flavours and meals you love.

HERITAGE TORONTO TOURS – THE YORKVILLE MUSIC SCENE OF THE 1960s
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Joni Mitchell

 

If you want to learn more about Yorkville’s humble (hippie) beginnings, before the days of luxury, this tour is a great start! Heritage Toronto has developed a tour that centres around the Yorkville music scene of the 60s, a place where Joni Mitchell and Neil Young got their start. They’re doing 3 of these tours this summer – don’t miss it!