Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood has been the site of much intensification over the past several years, with new high-rise developments adding even more vitality to what is already one of our city's most vibrant and sought-after locales. The juxtaposition of high-density pockets and premium retail against parks and charming blocks of historic single-family housing help to make Yorkville such an in-demand location. Aerial views of the neighbourhood help to show off this blend of built forms, and the frequent transitions between high-rise corridors and quiet, tree-lined residential streets. We took to the skies this weekend to capture a drone video of this fast-changing area, so hit play, and we will guide you through (or above) the changing Yorkville neighbourhood.
Taking off from Jesse Ketchum Public School, it doesn't take too long for the impressive Bloor-Yorkville skyline to reveal itself, becoming visible at around the ten second mark. Included in this view is the taller 56-storey tower of U Condominiums in the centre, and the New Residences of Yorkville Plaza on the far right. As the drone continues to climb, the shorter 46-storey tower of U Condos also comes in to frame.
Flying to the south, the under-construction behemoth at One Bloor East comes in to the shot at 0:40 seconds. At the 49 second mark, we move eastbound for a closer look at some of the newly built condominium towers on Davenport, including The Florian and The Yorkville.
At the 58 second mark, we turn north for a look at the construction of 181 Davenport. At 1:07, we point our eyes in the sky downward to check out the relationship between Jesse Ketchum Park and the surrounding neighbourhood.
Enjoy the flight!