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.
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.
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.
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
Hmmm...I guess people who do spin will now have two choices: Equinox AND Soulcycle. Wait....does Equinox Yorkville offer spin?
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.