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Things to Do Around Bloor-Yorkville


Bloor-Yorkville is definitely one of the best places to visit or even live in. It has everything you need and is extremely convenient. There are so many exciting things to do around Yorkville and is where some of the best restaurants are located there. I personally love the atmosphere of Yorkville, especially during Christmas when all the Christmas lights are up. Yorkville is also known as a shopping paradise so you're in luck if you love shopping. In this post, we have gathered some of the things you can do around Bloor-Yorkville. Wait no further, let's begin!


Attractions

Royal Ontario Museum



The Royal Ontario Museum was founded in 1914, showcasing art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages. It is the largest and most comprehensive museum in Canada among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America and is the most-visited museum in Canada. It has a world-class collection of 13 million artworks, cultural objects and natural history specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. Some of their current exhibitions include "Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic" in which visitors would get to experience the magical world of this much-loved bear and his friends. If you love Winnie the Pooh, this is a must-see. Another exhibition that's currently on is "Egyptian Mummies: Ancient Lives. New Discoveries." which showcases who mummies were and how they lived.


Bata Shoe Museum (BSA)


You may think to yourself: another museum? Yes, another one but this is not like any typical museum. The Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) regularly displays over a thousand shoes and related artifacts, chosen from a collection of over 13,000 objects. It showcases the world's largest collection of shoes throughout history, in this iconic, award-winning building designed by architect Raymond Moriyama’s. It's currently holding a new exhibition called "The Great Divide" which shows footwear in the Age of Enlightenment, a period in European history from the end of 17th to the end of 18th century when philosophers and scientists wrestled with concepts of 'human nature' and 'natural rights'. Make sure you check it out if you're into fashion!


Shopping

Yorkville is the paradise for shopping so if you're ever visiting Yorkville, definitely shop around Bloor Yorkville for all the high-end fashion and boutiques. This stretch of Bloor Street is known as the “Mink Mile” due to its concentration of high-end designers like Tiffany, Chanel, Gucci and Hermès. Whether you’re browsing or buying, you’ll feel like the crème de la crème as you admire the endless selection of luxury goods.


Stay


If you are ever visiting Yorkville and will be staying for a few nights, come stay with us at Avalon! All our premium suites at Avalon are fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen and all the amenities you need. Our suites have 2x more space than your average hotel room and you get the entire place by yourself. We have a variety of suite options ranging from studios to 2 bedroom suites so you can definitely find one that accommodates your needs. Just looking for a place for yourself or an economy stay? Our studios may be a good choice for you! Each studio has a queen size bed with a private bathroom (with a bathtub!) Looking for a place for your entire family or with friends? Our 2 bedroom suites can accommodate up to 5 people! Each of these has 2 separate bedrooms with 2 queen size beds and a large sofa bed, 2 private bathrooms with a bathtub and a study area. We even have a washer/dryer in all our suites. With all these features, staying in any of our suites will definitely make you feel at home. Still wondering why us? Location, location, location! We're located in the heart of Toronto's most upscale neighborhood at the corner of Yorkville & Avenue Rd. All the attractions mentioned above are within a 10 minute walking distance! To learn more, visit our website https://www.avalontoronto.com/ or call us at 416.731.1372.


Eat & Drink


While indoor dining in the Toronto region is prohibited by the Canadian government due to COVID-19, you can still pick-up food from your favourite restaurants and eat at your comfort at Avalon! All our premium suites are fully furnished so feel free to opt-out for utensils to keep it environmentally friendly. One of the best things about staying in our premium suites is that we are surrounded by a variety of restaurants. We’re located in the Yorkville area, right in the heart of downtown Toronto so you will definitely find a restaurant you like.

Yorkville is really a place full of fun things to do. I hope this post gave you some ideas of things you could do around Yorkville so you won't be clueless the next time you visit. If you are ever looking for short term rentals in Yorkville, come stay with us at Avalon! To make a reservation, visit our website https://www.avalontoronto.com/ or call us at 416.731.1372.

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