January 2015 in Yorkville

Tuesday Mar 3rd, 2015

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  SOTTO SOTTO HOW A SMALL RESTAURANT BECAME A 'SECOND HOME' FOR A-LISTERS On Christmas night, a still-unexplained fire destroyed the building at 116 Avenue Rd., home to Spuntini restaurant on the top floor an the aptly named Sotto Sotto (Italian for underneath) in the basement.  Many Yorkville residents were tipped off to the three-alarm disaster via the throngs of smoke and screaming sirens. Ninety firefighters worked to put out the blaze, which officials... [read more]

November in Yorkville

Tuesday Nov 4th, 2014

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Change Remains The Constant in Yorkville.   Impeccably dressed in a crisp black blazer and plaid Moschino pocket square, with a vodka martini in hand, designer William MacDonald surveys the early evening streetscape at Bay & Yorkville. His perch is the plush dbar in the Four Seasons Hotel. It's a scene MacDonald has watched for decades since first venturing into Yorkville from his home in the Beach at an impressionable age of 16. "We'd go to the Ralph Lauren store at... [read more]

New 59-Storey Tower Proposed For Scollard St. in Yorkville

Tuesday Jul 12th, 2016

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NEW 59-STOREY TOWER PROPOSED FOR SCOLLARD ST. IN YORKVILLE A residential tower has been proposed by the Cityzen Development Group for the southwest corner of Yonge and Scollard Streets in Toronto's tony Bloor-Yorkville area. Designed by the highly regarded Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB Architects, the 59-storey structure with a marble and white concrete-clad exoskeleton is meant as an architectual gateway to the Yorkville area from the north. 1 Scollard is proposed as a slender tower of... [read more]

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