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Things to do in Yorkville, Old Toronto

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“The best place for shopping and chic restaurants. Not to mention the street festivals!”
  • 313 locals recommend
Department Store
“Think of Holt Renfrew like the Canadian Saks. This huge department store carries high fashion brand names. There's also a cafe in case you need some energy for fuel to carry on shopping. For Men's clothing walk one block west to Holt Renfrew Mens.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Come here for some patio beers in the sun. Multi-levelled outdoor seating for summer refreshments. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Campaign Office
“"Toronto's trendy Yorkville neighborhood, formerly a hippie haven in the 1960s, has emerged as one of the city's swankiest areas. The shopping is good, the culinary scene is impressive, and the bars are some of the finest in Toronto. If you're down for a classy time, Toronto's Yorkville has some of the best nightlife around"”
  • 58 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Perched on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre on Bloor St, this bar offers one of the best views of Toronto (because you can't see the CN Tower from the CN Tower). Said to be the highest patio in all of Canada, the Panorama serves up a 180-degree view of the city.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Event Space
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“Fashionable corner dining room with a popular patio, serving French-inspired Canadian cuisine.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“One of my favourite spots in the city. A wide variety of Italian dishes for every taste. Everything on the menu is amazing. Often busy but worth the wait”
  • 36 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Yorkville is the most sophisticated and romantic venue with Italian food restaurants, salons, beautiful lights, and dessert. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Nicer place and more pricey than average but worth every penny. Amazing French Toast. Reservations recommended. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Library
“If you are curious where our Canadian tax money is going to, this library is one example. All the services here are free, including the media room. Only the 3D printing has a small charge and Balzac's coffeeshop is separate. Don't forget to check out the newspaper room in the basement and the art gallery next to the lobby.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Hip, lively restaurant & lounge serving steaks, seafood & cocktails in a sleek, ultramodern setting.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“They have daily deal for a slice of cake of the day + coffee for less than $4. They also have decent space for people to eat and sip coffee and if you manage to get a seat in the corner, it’s a comfy spot to linger, do people watching or do your own thing. Also the surrounding neighbourhood is posh, beautiful and very lovely to roam around - very recommended. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Sotto Sotto - $$ - Sotto Sotto’s Italian cooking is flavourful, filling and traditional. And on any given night, you just might spot a celebrity or two.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“My favourite place for traditional English pub fare. Great on Sunday for a roast in particular. A favourite with locals always for food and drink. Instagram friendly bathrooms.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Best ice cream made fresh straight from the store. Burnt Marshmallow flavour is exceptional. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“North America's fourth-largest city can be more of a trend-chaser than -setter, quick to fawn over the latest shiny thing. But the town has been digging away long enough for gems to have emerged. For the tried, true, and utterly essential dining experiences of Toronto, read on. obsession with quality ingredients — he knows when to gild the lily with truffles and melted burrata and when to let lampredotto just be a crusty bun filled with tripe and spicy tomato sauce.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Come here for some patio beers in the sun. Multi-levelled outdoor seating for summer refreshments. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Perched on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre on Bloor St, this bar offers one of the best views of Toronto (because you can't see the CN Tower from the CN Tower). Said to be the highest patio in all of Canada, the Panorama serves up a 180-degree view of the city.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Event Space
“Fashionable corner dining room with a popular patio, serving French-inspired Canadian cuisine.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“One of my favourite spots in the city. A wide variety of Italian dishes for every taste. Everything on the menu is amazing. Often busy but worth the wait”
  • 36 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Nicer place and more pricey than average but worth every penny. Amazing French Toast. Reservations recommended. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Hip, lively restaurant & lounge serving steaks, seafood & cocktails in a sleek, ultramodern setting.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Sotto Sotto - $$ - Sotto Sotto’s Italian cooking is flavourful, filling and traditional. And on any given night, you just might spot a celebrity or two.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Gastropub
“My favourite place for traditional English pub fare. Great on Sunday for a roast in particular. A favourite with locals always for food and drink. Instagram friendly bathrooms.”
  • 19 locals recommend

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