Yorkville is rooted in the hip counter-culture of the 1960s, when packed coffeehouses—along with regular sightings of Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young—were the “same old.” Today, while the demographic has shifted, Bloor–Yorkville (as it’s also known) remains the city’s heart and soul. Well-to-do residents relish in the historic charm of updated Victorian houses, all wrapped by hearty trees and picturesque gardens. And, day or night, endless excitement is just steps away: the world-famous Royal Ontario Museum and Canada’s first five-star hotel, dining courtesy of Toronto’s finest chefs, and one-of-a-kind boutiques and art galleries in what has been recognized as “one of the world’s top 10 shopping destinations.” Of course, this makes it extremely popular with tourists and visiting celebrities.