I agree with most of that, though I do think there are three obvious deficiencies (which was nearly cost no object, so they should've managed a top-notch finished product):Im surprised at some comments here. Areas seem rather cosy and once things are finished, and the construction at the Yorkville and Avenue is complete this might work out reasonably well. I spend a fair bit of time there, it will take some patience. They have some decent tenants to build around - Whole Foods, Equinox, TNT, inteesting food court. Seeing some creativity every day.
They should never have wrecked the original design and turned it into some anonymous no-place shopping mall.I agree with most of that, though I do think there are three obvious deficiencies (which was nearly cost no object, so they should've managed a top-notch finished product):
1. A really bland and non-contextual exterior treatment on the Avenue frontage.
2. A positively horrendous pedestrian area at the Yorkville entrance.
3. A very suburban mall-esque food court experience.
Those are all just mistakes in my mind, and they didn't have to happen.
Good call. Also, not sure if it's been noted on here, but there's also now an iQ opened in the Equinox lobby (but accessible to non-members), and it's scrumptious.I was pleasantly surprised at how busy Yorkville Villiage was yesterday. The Miele cafe is a nice spot to have a free coffee/latte and some small bites of food for free.
Hmmm...I guess people who do spin will now have two choices: Equinox AND Soulcycle. Wait....does Equinox Yorkville offer spin?Soulcycle will open in Yorkville Village. They've signed a lease for a storefront location.
https://fcr.ca/uploads//properties/site-plans/Yorkville Village ST LVL (1).pdf
Equinox Yorkville offers plenty of spin classes. They still differ enough from those at SoulCycle that it shouldn't be over-saturation. Also, only Equinox members can attend a class at Equinox, while SoulCycle does not require membership.Hmmm...I guess people who do spin will now have two choices: Equinox AND Soulcycle. Wait....does Equinox Yorkville offer spin?
Looks like Petite Shell is now going to be called The Alternative Cafe.Does anyone know anything about Petite Shell, a coffee place opening at the street level of Yorkville Village? It seems to be a grab-and-go coffee place? I think they're from New York? They don't have a website, and their Facebook page doesn't seem to say much.