The Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood is midtown’s bustling central hub with a plethora of places to eat, shop, and hang out. With Toronto Life recently solidifying it as the number 1 neighbourhood in the city, it’s no wonder more and more Torontonians are looking to make this area home. The art of transformation is definitely alive and well at Yonge and Eglinton as more highly desired hot spots and amenities continue to arrive on the scene. These are just some of the reasons why Yonge and Eglinton is a one-stop-shop for an exciting lifestyle.
Delectable Places to Dine
Photos courtesy of Sip Wine Bar
The neighbourhood has experienced a culinary revolution in recent years. With gourmet food and delectable drinks, restaurants like CIBO and Sip Wine Bar have become go-to places for a night in Midtown. The neighbourhood is also a cultural hub for dining, with Italian, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, and other cuisines from around the world to choose from, you’re sure to find a unique place to go.
Photos courtesy of Canon Blanc
You don’t need to travel down to Queen Street to shop the hottest retailers, when trendy boutiques are within walking distance. From home decor, to unique clothing and jewelry, every type of shopper will appreciate the selection of stores at Yonge and Eglinton. Health and beauty lovers can enjoy recent additions like Kiehl’s, Saje, and Holika Holika, while athletic enthusiasts are catered to with shops like Lululemon, and a Sport Chek with valet service, and fashion forward shoppers have endless options from boutique stores to popular retail.
Those who live at Yonge and Eglinton know that there are numerous way to fill their leisure time. The area is surrounded by endless green space for walks and bike rides. A newly renovated Cineplex gives film lovers the ultimate movie going experience with a VIP lounge, and theatres that have comfortable, reclining seats. After-work drinks or a date night on the town are easy with a wide array of luxe wine bars, and authentic pubs in the neighbourhood.
Aside from being located on the Yonge-University subway line, Yonge and Eglinton will also be home to the highly anticipated LRT lineh. The Eglinton Crosstown will run East-West and connect residents to the Bloor-Danforth line, the Scarborough RT, and multiple GO Transit stops.
There are more exciting changes at Yonge and Eglinton planned. The RioCan Yonge-Eglinton Centre is also under continued development and will soon feature over 260,000 square feet of retail space and more than 70 retailers – meaning more hot spots will be setting up shop.
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