The Yorkville Group is a well-known real estate developer that has participated in the Toronto, Muskoka and Georgian Bay markets for 35 years.
In the 1970’s and 80’s, Yorkville identified and created the vast majority of all infill lot severances in the Rosedale, Forest Hill and Yorkville areas of Toronto, and acquired and developed miles of shoreline in the Muskoka Lakes of Rosseau and Joseph. These activities resulted in the creation of many of Toronto’s most prestigious homes, Port Carling’s Steamboat Bay and Lake Rosseau’s famous Harraby Point, as well as Rosedale’s One Chestnut Park (developed into Canada’s first $1,000,000 plus per suite condominium).
Yorkville became well-known for high value, prime real estate ownership and development of properties such as the Windsor Arms Hotel, 555 Avenue Road (now the Korean Consulate), and the One St. Thomas Street lands. Yorkville specializes in complex land assemblies, density transfers and the conversion to condominium of several high-end apartment buildings.
Over the past three decades Yorkville’s land assemblies, acquisitions and rezonings have resulted in providing thousands of condominium suites in buildings such as:
- 55 Bloor Street East (Signatures on Bloor)
- 1121 Bay Street (Elev’n 21)
- 150 Roehampton Avenue (A LEEDS Gold Recipient)
- 1040 Broadview Avenue (Minto Skyy)
- One St. Thomas
- The Hazelton Hotel
Other Acquisitions and Completed Projects in the Past Decade Include:
- The Georgian Bay Club: a world-class, private Golf Club with residential enclaves, in The Town of the Blue Mountains, named Best New Private Course in Canada -2005- Golf Digest.
- Georgian Meadows: a 450 lot, highly successful residential land development project in Collingwood, the largest single family detached subdivision in the area’s history.
- York Row: 28,000 square feet of land at the corner of Yorkville and Hazelton Avenues, now The Hazelton Hotel, an ultra high-end Hotel, with some of Canada’s most expensive Condominiums.
- 8 Colborne Street (The Cosmopolitan)
- Yorkville’s Renaissance Court.
- Toronto’s Masonic Temple (The Concert Hall).
Projects Under Construction Include:
- MuseumHouse: an ultra-luxury ($1.5M to $12.8M) 19 storey, 26 suite condominium on Toronto’s Bloor Street West, directly across from the new Royal Ontario Museum Crystal entrance. Regarded as Toronto’s most exclusive boutique building, with suites in the $1,000 to $2,250 per square foot range.
Occupancy Summer/Fall 2011
- Splendid China Square (5 Phases):
A major condominium retail mall (500,000 square feet) and hotel development in Toronto at the heart of Canada’s largest Asian community, and incorporated with the area’s transportation hub and GO Transit station.
Phase I – Complete
Phase II – presold with construction beginning spring 2011.
Current Projects Owned and in Various Stages of Development Include:
- The Woodbine International Centre: an 800K square foot condominium complex comprising a 400 suite hotel, conference centre and spa, 300K square feet of retail and a three acre roof garden.
- Markham Centre Towers: a 2000 suite residential condominium and retail development on 12 acres at the heart, and incorporating the transportation centre, of Markham’s new Town Centre.
As principal, Yorkville has made hundreds of land use applications (many dealing with several of Toronto’s most important historic buildings). Over thirty of these have been taken through the Ontario Municipal Board, all successfully.