The School of Makeup Art Ltd. is located in Toronto's Yorkville area.
Yorkville is Toronto's most upscale shopping district and is located in the heart of the city. It is a fascinating blend of the old and the new. Yorkville is also home to many art galleries, design shops, boutiques and fine dining restaurants offering food from around the world.
The village of Yorkville was formed in 1853 as a middle-class suburb of the city, with Victorian Mews homes, picturesque gardens, and quiet streets. The village existed as a separate political entity with its own town hall and coat of arms until 1883 when it was annexed by the quickly-expanding City of Toronto. The area remained residential until the early 1950s when many small specialty shops (that were being pushed out by large development projects downtown) relocated to Yorkville.
During the 1960s, Yorkville became the centre of Toronto's hippie culture. Flower children from across North America flocked to the area to visit the many coffee houses, and watch musicians such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Gordon Lightfoot begin their careers.
Now a trendy shopping and dining area, many of the charms that have helped Yorkville thrive since the 1850s are still present. The streets are lined with beautifully restored Victorian homes, some converted into outdoor cafes, antique shops, art galleries, designer boutiques, and restaurants. The area is linked by hidden laneways, and features cobblestone courtyards with rustic-styled lamp posts and wrought iron park benches.
Bloor Street West, on the edge of Yorkville is Toronto's premiere shopping strip. Dubbed "the Mink Mile," it's home to big name designers with stores such as Chanel, Cartier, Tiffany, Giorgio, Herme's, Eddie Bauer and Benetton. Toronto-based institutions include Roots (great leather coats and other casual wear), Harry Rosen (men's wear), Holt Renfrew (clothing for men and women), Club Monaco (sports and club wear), Birks (jewelry), and William Ashley's (glass-wear and table settings).
Yorkville streets stay alive at night, with people out for cocktails at romantic piano bars or trendy nightclubs.