Situated at in The Midtown Heart of North America’s Fourth Largest City
The intersection of Yonge and Bloor is where Toronto seems to catch its breath and become something different, a place with a fresh sense of character, pleasure, culture and leisure. It is a place of urban transformation. Yonge Street is the longest street in the world, beginning on the edge of Lake Ontario at the foot of Toronto, and as it passes through the city, it acts as a kind of measuring stick, delineating urban growth, character and mood. At the point of Yonge and Bloor, which has long been the central axis of Toronto, the deep downtown is left behind, and a relaxed, upscale atmosphere begins. In the history of the city, Bloor Street was the boundary that marked the beginning of the affluent residential neighbourhoods, where stone mansions were built on the edges of deep, verdant ravines. This important intersection remains an area of aspiration, a place to live and work and shop that suggests an established, uptown urban lifestyle.
The city’s main east-west and north-south subway lines on Bloor and Yonge respectively intersect here, providing unparalleled ease of getting to all parts of Toronto.
Newly installed bike lanes along Bloor Street are part of the city’s efforts to facilitate different modes of transportation. To the east along Bloor, major arterial roads, including the Don Valley Parkway and the Bayview Extension, allow easy exit routes to the countryside and the lakeshore.