Entrepreneur Joseph Bloor founded the Village of Yorkville in 1830 as a residential suburb. The residential area is distinguished by Victorian Mews, quaint residential streets, vibrant flower baskets and picturesque gardens that have drawn some of Canada's most celebrated musical talents, including Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell, to the area in the 1960's when bohemian culture flourished here. Yorkville was also known as the Canadian capital of the hippie movement. Since then it has undergone quite the transformation. A certain prestige to the name itself within the city of Toronto automatically evokes images of wealth, style and luxury when mentioned. Its high end shops & boutiques, restaurants & cafes make it the perfect place to spend the afternoon.