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Where to spend the day shopping in Yorkville

From designer boutiques carrying the latest trends, high-end galleries & antique shops, it’s no wonder why Yorkville has earned the reputation as Toronto’s Madison Avenue. Lined with flagship stores from Prada, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, this area of the City is a veritable shopping Mecca for anyone with a love of labels.  With an illustrious array of places to shop, here are some of our personal selection of the best places for shopping therapy:

 

Holt Renfrew:

 

Canada’s flagship of high-end fashion retail has drawn comparisons to both Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrods respectively. Hosting four floors of retail space, Holt Renfrew carries high-end names like Giorgio Armani, D&G, Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton often showcased through in-store runway demonstrations. Explore and shop at your leisure while concierges tend your every need. Want a break or to relax after a long day of shopping, unwind at their café and indulge in a flaky, French pastry and frothy cappuccino or even better still, pamper yourself at the in-house spa!

 

Yorkville Village:

 

Formerly known as Hazelton Lanes and located in the heart of Bloor-Yorkville, Yorkville Village boasts upscale shopping at its best. Here you can find designer brands interlaced among unique boutiques in this vibrant and beautifully designed environment. Shop for shoes, handbags, accessories and haute couture from designers like Badgley Mischka, Christian Louboutin, Monique L’huillier, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Zac Posen…just to name a few.

 

Divine Decadence Originals:

 

A vintage couture boutique located on Cumberland Street.  Each piece is artfully displayed and personally collected by owner Carmelita Blondet. The offerings at Divine Decadence range from different countries and time periods; with unique finds like a 1910 embroidered-silk cape from Spain, a cream silk lace dress from 1930 and a Persian lamb and mink coat from 1965. With unique vintage couture such as this, it’s no wonder the boutique’s client list includes celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Lauren Hutton and Lady Gaga.

 

Leatherfoot:

 

Tailoring isn’t only about suits but can be for shoes as well. This men’s footwear emporium does exactly that when it comes to its discerning customers. Leatherfoot offers enthusiasts premium, handcrafted shoes with collections representing craftsmanship and style, unavailable anywhere in Canada. Walls of radiant oxfords, derbies and brogues, displayed in all shapes, stains and sizes. With the option of standard sizing in soft suede driver moccasins by La Cordonnerie Anglaise or oxfords by Saint Crispin, their true passions shine through in made-to-order services for anyone wanting customization.

 

119 Corbo:

 

This speciality boutique has become a Yorkville institution & home to the most innovative of high fashion collections. Located inside a historic Toronto townhouse with a chic interior, it houses two floors of the world’s most sought after fashion labels along with groundbreaking collections. In fact, Corbo was the first retailer in Toronto to introduce Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik shoes, long before their starring turn in Sex and the City. Featuring other high-demand designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Miu Miu, it’s no surprise that 119 Corbo is the go-to destination for celebrities and fashion aficionados alike.

 

Whether shopping for the hottest trends, stylish classics, or designer fashions, Yorkville has become an internationally recognised destination and a shopper’s paradise.

 

1 Yorkville is Poised for Patio Season

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Patio season in Toronto is drawing near and residents of 1 Yorkville are poised to enjoy some of the City’s finest. Yorkville boasts a number of picturesque porch spaces from which to enjoy cocktails, nibbles and rays of sunshine.

Some of the most notable patios include:

Bar Reyna which sports a gorgeous all-season patio. A sophisticated space decorated with jewel tones, gold accents and ornate pendant lights where patrons can enjoy Mediterranean snacks and signature cocktails.

The Pilot with its eclectic menu and live jazz features a heated rooftop patio known as The Flight Deck that offers a great view along with a relaxed vibe.

Trattoria Nervosa, the well-known little yellow house in Yorkville is home to a chic rooftop patio where you can enjoy classic Southern Italian food while casting a gaze on the passersby.

Hemingway’s, a lively pub and a Yorkville mainstay where you can get a taste from down under while perched on casual rooftop patio.

Residents of 1 Yorkville also have a stunning spot from which to soak in the sun or the city lights, right at home, on the rooftop. This luxurious retreat offers a sun deck and fire pit lounge to sip drinks by; along with an outdoor cinema, dining and entertaining space. Those who call 1 Yorkville home are perfectly poised to enjoy patio season.

1 Yorkville – Redefining Service

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Service is defined as providing an accommodation or activity for assistance. At 1 Yorkville, service has been redefined with a Signature Concierge Service that is exclusively available to its residents.

The Signature Concierge Service is reflective of the commitment to the highest level of service that is seen throughout the entire property. An expert staff has been assembled to cater to the residents of 1 Yorkville in order to provide a truly distinctive living experience.

The 1 Yorkville Signature Concierge can be considered the ultimate butler, accommodating requests with impeccable manner and capability, without being obtrusive. This unparalleled service provides distinct privileges which are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No ask it too great when it comes to providing discreet, efficient and invisible service to ensure the lives of residents are lived most luxuriously.

This service allows everyone the time and freedom to enjoy their passions without having to worry about time consuming tasks that can at times be a nuisance. The 1 Yorkville Signature Concierge Service will look after details such as: • Dining recommendations/reservations

• Theatre, concert, show & sports event ticket booking

• Drop off/pick up of laundry & dry cleaning

• Gifting services – flowers, chocolates, baskets

• Airline reservations, airport transfer/limousine services

• Pet care – walking, training, grooming

• Grocery shopping & floral delivery

• Relocation services – packing, moving

• Housekeeping & interior decorating

• Fitness training & translation services

It is the belief at 1 Yorkville that home is where the heart is, and the Signature Concierge aims to make the experience as memorable as possible. Only one opportunity remains to experience this type of luxury living. Visit us to learn more!

The Galleria at Emerald Park: Retail and Offices at the Heart of this Jewel

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Emerald Park, North York’s premiere address where residential and commercial spaces are seamlessly brought together for vibrant living.

The striking and luminous green residential towers of Emerald Park are connected by a commanding three-story podium that houses irresistible shopping, dining and business services. The Galleria at Emerald Park has an incredible street presence with large boulevards flowing from its base and floor with a beautiful combination of clear and tinted glass that bring the indoors out for passersby to see.

Located in an already bustling neighborhood at Yonge and Sheppard, the Galleria at Emerald Park injects further excitement into the landscape. Stroll the cobblestone streetscape created inside the atrium flooded by natural light and peruse two floors of enticing retail shops linked by escalators. Picnic in an urban park without having to pack a basket. The food court offers many delectable options and international flavors to be comfortable enjoyed at café tables under a canopy of trees.

A prestigious business environment is housed on the third level where office spaces have been designed with comfort and efficiency in mind. Floor to ceiling windows offer an incredible view not only to the retail located below but vibrancy of the surrounding area.

The Galleria at Emerald Park is ideally located in this well established area of North York. It features direct access to subway lines and easily accessible by car on Highway 401 offering ample underground parking.

It’s all about location and The Galleria offers a prestigious location creating the perfect business environment with landmark architecture and easy transportation access.

Exhibit: Experience the Art of Living

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Overlooking the Royal Ontario Museum the Exhibit residences are a true work of art. Exhibit is distinguished by unrelenting craftsmanship and an eye for detail crafted with unique architecture and fabulous amenities.

One suite remains in this unique residence, a penthouse suite in Cube 4 which showcases the extraordinary. Take in a panoramic view of the Toronto city skyline with over 50’ of south facing exposure. This 2,386 sq. ft. suite is one of the limited edition suites, designed by one of Toronto’s premiere architects, R. Varacalli Architect Inc. Its design is inspired and unique with high standards of luxurious finishes.

Crafted with exquisite attention to detail, from wrap around windows and balconies, and forever-protected views to the south; to exclusively-designed, European-inspired kitchens complimented by Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. It is a spacious, open-concept penthouse suite, boasting an abundance of walk-in closets within its gorgeous interior.

Additional amenities include above-ground parking in a separate cube at the rear which is also wrapped by windows to provide natural lighting throughout the parking garage. There is also an entertainment floor featuring several lounges with bar and private dining areas; a party room and an outdoor rooftop garden with a shimmering reflecting pool. Residents also have access to a fitness gallery equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a yoga studio.

Located within easy walking distance of fabulous shopping, delightful dining and entertainment on Bloor and in Yorkville, Exhibit has proven to be one the latest in a string of iconic projects by BAZIS in Toronto’s most sought after locations.

Emerald Park: A Gem in North York

 

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In the heart of North York is a gem we call Emerald Park. Since completion in 2015 these condominium towers have punctuated the skyline with their distinguishing and striking architectural concept. Two luminous green glass towers with distinctively flared tower tops have become home to residents and businesses alike in this area. Continue reading

Luxe Holiday Decor Ideas

When it comes to holiday decorating, you can really go in whatever direction you like! If you have a thing for the nostalgic, you can have your decor give a nod to the past. If you’re eccentric, your holiday decor can be quirky, colourful, and fun. If you prefer the finer things in life, then a luxe holiday it is! Luckily lots of holiday decor lends itself quite naturally to a luxe holiday decorating scheme. With all that silver, gold, and tasteful sparkle, you can easily turn your home into a luxurious winter wonderland. Here are some ideas to help inspire your very own luxe holiday.  Continue reading

Colour Stories: Our Favourite Rose Gold Decor

Rules that apply to the world of fashion often spill over to the world of decor and design. If animal print is trotting its way across the runways, it’s likely to find its way into your home. If boutique windows are filled with bright polka dots, they may find their way into the textiles you use in your home as well. And metallics? Well, metallics are always a must in any solid wardrobe. So, when rose gold started to appear everywhere in the world of fashion and beauty, it’s no surprise that home decor was close to follow. Here are some of our favourite rose gold decor inspiration and pieces.  Continue reading