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You Are Here: Eat, Shop & Explore in Yorkville

LOOK BEYOND THE BIG BRANDS ON BLOOR STREET AND YOU’LL DISCOVER YORKVILLE’S ECLECTIC MIX OF LOCALLY OWNED UPPER-TIER BOUTIQUES, GALLERIES AND RESTAURANTS

Axe and Hatchet Toronto Yorkville

Axe and Hatchet Grooming Club

1 Throw a stone in Yorkville and you’ll hit a highly credentialed salon; the pickings are slimmer for men in need of a new ‘do. Fortunately there is Axe & Hatchet, an unpretentious “grooming club” for perfectly executed old-school haircuts and shaves. 101 Yorkville Ave., 416-901-3634; axeandhatchet.com

2 Part of an elite group of spas highlighting treatments and products by Swiss brand Valmont, Spa at the Hazelton is one of Toronto’s most intimate retreats for facials, massages and more. 118 Yorkville Ave., 416-963-6307; thehazeltonhotel.com/spa

3 Esteemed fashion plates George and Lisa Corbo curate trendy ready-to-wear attire for both sexes at George C, one of the couple’s three unique Yorkville boutiques. 21 Hazelton Ave., 416-962-1991; georgec.ca

4 Need a new wallet, handbag or suitcase? Visit Betty Hemmings Leathergoods—or better yet, book an appointment to have one of the shop’s concierges bring their best products to you. 162 Cumberland St., 416-921-4321; bettyhemmings.com

5 In the midst of one of the city’s more conservative neighbourhoods, Serpentine boasts significant swagger, with rugged avant-streetwear from labels like Delusion, Julius_7 and Rick Owens. 132 Cumberland St., 416-513-1818; theserpentine.net

Pink Tartan Toronto Yorkville

Pink Tartan

6 The sophisticated seasonal separates and ensembles of designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran’s Pink Tartan label help set the tone for women’s couture across Canada. 77 Yorkville Ave., 416-967-7700; pinktartan.com

7 The Craft Ontario Shop boasts a profusion of unique functional and decorative items—in every form and media imaginable—handmade by Canadian artisans. It’s also a hub for Inuit and Aboriginal works. 118 Cumberland St., 416-921-1721; craftontario.com

8 The accoutrements of luxurious living are collected at Teatro Verde, a staple for home items and hostess gifts within a stately Georgian mansion. 98 Yorkville Ave., 416-966-2227; teatroverde.com

9 Leatherfoot imports coveted men’s footwear brands, including Saint Crispin’s and John Lobb, for the most discerning shoe fetishists. 24 Bellair St., 416-967-3668; leatherfoot.com

10 The just-below-street-level location lends an intimate atmosphere to the dining room at Yamato—though there’s still space for a sizeable sushi bar and teppanyaki grill tables. 24 Bellair St., 416-927-0077; yamatorestaurant.ca

Buca Osteria Bar Yorkville Toronto Four Seasons Hotel

Buca Osteria & Bar

11 Traditional Italian recipes and ingredients are modernized and urbanized by chef Rob Gentile and his team at seafood-focused Buca Osteria & Bar. Try the carved-tableside branzino for a taste of culinary theatre. 53 Scollard St., 416-962-2822; buca.ca

12 Representing a diverse clutch of Canadian historical and contemporary artists—from William McElcheran to Norval Morrisseau—venerable Kinsman Robinson Galleries is among the standard-bearers of Yorkville’s well-established fine art scene. 108 Cumberland St., 416-964-2374; kinsmanrobinson.com

13 Jewellery designer Jaleh Farhadpour’s concept boutique, Archives, showcases her own distinctive creations plus exclusive, highly desirable pieces from an international roster of cutting-edge artisans. 1275 Bay St., 416-922-2229; archivesltd.com

14 Trend-obsessed foodies tend to overlook it, but Pangaea continues to serve very fine fare and wine in Yorkville. Notably, the restaurant crafts and ages its own small-batch cheeses on site. 1221 Bay St., 416-920-2323; pangaearestaurant.com

15 One of Yorkville’s more easy-going spots, The Pilot is best known for its Saturday afternoon performances featuring highly regarded members of Toronto’s jazz establishment. 22 Cumberland St., 416-923-5716; thepilot.ca

GET THERE! Access Yorkville via Bloor-Yonge, Bay or St. George subway stops. Bloor Street West, crammed with international luxury retailers, is the area’s main thoroughfare. The smaller independent shops and restaurants are located on the quieter streets directly north.

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