This neighbourhood is located about 30 minutes' walk from The French Connection

It can be reached  by walking along Davenport Road to Avenue Road, along Designers' Walk and then south towards Bloor Street.The walk will take about 30 minutes.

For the less hardy, the subway stop is Bay. 

Flower-filled courtyards, restored Victorian homes and sophistication plus is what you'll find in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville, the city's most fashionable shopping district. Accessible by car, the area offers ample parking, or take the TTC to Yonge/Bloor or Bay stations. More than 700 shops can be found on the 27 blocks that make up this neighbourhood, including galleries and museums and restaurants. "Bloor-Yorkville is also home of the Toronto International Film Festival in September and host of the Yorkville Quarter Jazz Festival in June," says Karen Leyland, Marketing Co-ordinator for the Bloor-Yorkville BIA.

 The village of Yorkville was founded by entrepreneur Joseph Bloor in 1830. It became home to long-haired hippies in the '60s. In those days, some of Canada's finest musicians could be seen playing regularly in the Riverboat coffeehouse, including Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Today, Bloor-Yorkville offers some of the classiest hotels in the world including the Four Seasons-Yorkville, the Radisson Plaza and the Park Plaza Hotel. This village still remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in North America.--Erina Kelly

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