Yorkville Village is a shopping mall in Toronto, Canada. It is located in the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, along Avenue Road, north of Bloor Street. It is being redeveloped and until January 25, 2016, it was known as Hazelton Lanes.
Hazelton Lanes opened in 1976 with 60,000 square feet (5,600Â m2) of retail space. It was positioned as a luxury shopping centre and attracted some prestigious retailers. It was expanding to triple its previous size in 1988/1989. Hazelton Lanes began to experience difficult times in the early 1990s with the recession that gripped Toronto and much of Canada. Many of the upscale stores in Hazelton Lanes closed their doors, and some of them moved to the Mink Mile along Bloor Street. Brick-work on parts of the complex’s exterior fell into disrepair.
The complex was bought by First Capital Realty in 2011. The corporation is spending CA$100 million to redevelop Yorkville Village. The redevelopment will add 5,000 square feet (460Â m2) to the existing 210,000 square feet (20,000Â m2) of space and replace all mechanical systems. The rebuild has added an Equinox Fitness as its second anchor, which opened its doors on February 3, 2016. The mall is also anchored by Whole Foods Market. Along the Avenue Road frontage, a new double-height glass facade is being added. The mall will also add an entrance from Yorkville Avenue.