Yorkville

Toronto's equivalent to Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive, Yorkville, and Bloor Street in particular, is a dazzling spread of high-price stores stocked with designer clothes, furs, and jewels along with restaurants, galleries, and specialty boutiques. It's also where much of the excitement takes place in September during the annual Toronto International Film Festival, reportedly the world's largest and most people-friendly film festival, where the public actually gets to see premieres and hidden gems and attend industry seminars. Klieg lights shine over skyscrapers, bistros serve alcohol until 2 am, cafés teem with the well-heeled, and everyone practices air kisses. Yorkville is also home to a unique park on Cumberland Street, designed as a series of gardens along old property lines and reflecting both the history of the Village of Yorkville and the diversity of the Canadian landscape.

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