Culture

Bloor Street West Is Not Just About World Class Shopping. Cultural Destinations Are Part of The Attraction, Too.

You’re never far from a respite of beauty when you’re living at The One. It is a luxury to be minutes away from Toronto’s leading cultural institutions. On a whim, you can pop into The Royal Ontario Museum, a signature piece of architecture by Daniel Libeskind where fascinating exhibitions from around the world are on display. You can have lunch in the restaurant of the Gardiner Museum of ceramics and spend time enjoying one of their exhibitions and events. The Bata Shoe Museum is a treasure trove of social history – from the ancient part to the present – as told through footwear, making it the world’s leading museum of its kind. Koerner Hall and the Royal Conservatory of Music have an exciting schedule of performances in a variety of musical genres.

Panel discussions, debates and talks with global innovators, thinkers and leaders are often hosted on the nearby campus of the University of Toronto.

Innovative, street-focused, multi-disciplined arts festivals, such as Luminato and Nuit Blanche, take place along Bloor and Avenue Road, just to the west of Yonge. The Art Gallery of Ontario, recently re-designed by architect Frank Gehry is a few blocks to the south. Bloor-Yorkville may be in the heart of Toronto, but it is a highly walkable, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, filled with charming history juxtaposed with modern architecture, together creating a stimulating sense of community.