Yorkville Village (was Hazelton Lanes)

Yorkville Village by Kasian for First Capital Realty
  • Yorkville Village by Kasian for First Capital Realty
  • Yorkville Village by Kasian for First Capital Realty
  • Atrium, Yorkville Village by Kasian for First Capital Realty
  • Atrium, Yorkville Village by Kasian for First Capital Realty
  • Hazelton Lanes Renovation by Kasian for First Capital Realty, Toronto
  • Hazelton Lanes Renovation by Kasian for First Capital Realty, Toronto
  • Interior, Hazelton Lanes Renovation by Kasian for First Capital Realty, Toronto
  • Atrium, Hazelton Lanes Renovation by Kasian for First Capital Realty, Toronto
  • Hazelton Lanes 2011 Revitalization, image courtesy of Johnson Chou Architects
  • Hazelton Lanes 2011 Revitalization, image courtesy of Johnson Chou Architects
  • Hazelton Lanes 2011 Revitalization, image courtesy of Johnson Chou Architects
  • Hazelton Lanes 2011 Revitalization, image courtesy of Johnson Chou Architects
  • Hazelton Lanes 2011 Revitalization, image courtesy of Johnson Chou Architects
  • Hazelton Lanes 2011 Revitalization, image courtesy of Johnson Chou Architects
  • Hazelton Lanes 2011 Revitalization, image courtesy of Johnson Chou Architects

From the 2011 Renovations (now out-of-date):

Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre is embarking on an exciting transformation. The centre’s owners, Hazelton Lanes Inc., together with Whole Foods Market and TNT The New Trend have joined forces to re-establish the charming centre as an all year round community hub for Bloor-Yorkville residents and surrounding neighbourhoods. Changes will include a major expansion of Whole Foods via the creation of a 50,000 sq. ft. flagship food emporium to be complete with gourmet take out and dine in facilities; the joining of TNT Woman, TNT Blu Concept and TNT Gallerie into a two-level boutique; and the complete makeover of the shopping centre’s indoor courtyard into a new centre piazza, to be named the “Oval Square”.

“Hazelton Lanes provides the Yorkville community and Torontonians a convenient and well appointed place to shop for their daily needs and services,” says Hazelton Lanes Vice President Edward Liu, “with the introduction of the new Oval Square the neighbourhood will gain a special gathering place which they can access all the year round.”

Designed by award winning Johnson Chou Architects Inc., the Oval Square, located at the south end of the property, will be a model of comfort and sophistication offering visitors a haven in which to relax and unwind. It will serve as the heart of the complex and will feature:

· An architecturally striking balustrade that wraps around the upper level of the courtyard, consisting of mezzanines and a variation of balconies accessible through openings in the archways.
· A new boldly designed curved stairway - to serve as a key landmark for the centre and link the upper and lower potions of the square.
· A variety of seating options to be enjoyed by patrons to the centre including cozy conversation areas with soft seating, built-in lunch bars, community tables and free standing tables as well as wi-fi connectivity.
· A permanent raised platform/seating area that will double as a stage for special events such as celebrity appearances, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and community events.

Fueled by the explosion of residential growth within the immediate area, the joint 10-million dollar investment for renovations is supported by two of Hazelton Lanes’ key anchor tenants, Whole Foods Market and TNT The New Trend - proving their confidence in the centre as a premium location for business in the Bloor-Yorkville community. In the past eight years the neighbourhood surrounding Hazelton Lanes witnessed a population growth of more than 10,000 people, with a further 30 to 40 per cent increase expected in the next two years (estimate from Bloor-Yorkville BIA).

In 2009 and 2010 alone, almost 4,000 residential units were constructed and marketed in the area (RealNet Canada Inc. Bloor-Yorkville Submarket Report – June 2010). It is expected that once these units are all occupied, the 2 million visitors currently frequenting Hazelton Lanes annually will increase significantly.

Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre, a hidden gem in Yorkville, continues to offer a mix of retail and services to better serve the needs of an expanding Bloor-Yorkville population who currently rely on the centre for services including: local pharmacy, post office, health clinics, hair salon and spa services, restaurants, grocery store, fitness centre, pet groomer, etc.

Hazelton Lanes Shopping Center - located at 87 Avenue Road Toronto, ON, Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre has been serving the Bloor-Yorkville community for over 35 years and boasts to be the centre of firsts - home to Canada’s flagship Whole Foods Market (since 2003) and Marina Rinaldi (since 2006 and plus size sister-store of MaxMara); executive fitness centre - The Yorkville Club (a full-service facility with concierge) and as of recent, a new TNT mega clothing emporium. Hazelton Lanes is a community hub and provides services such as 30 minute pet-sitting services, parking and detailing in its underground facility. Hours of operation are Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm; Thursday 10 am – 7 pm; Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. All statutory holidays (except Christmas Day), 10 am – 6 pm. Hazelton Lanes is accessible via TTC, walking distance from Bay subway line. For more information visit www.hazeltonlanes.com

Project information

55 Avenue Road, Toronto
Kasian
Retail
Pre-Construction
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