A melting pot of Toronto’s finest retail offerings, restaurants, and entertainment establishments, Midtown’s appeal is far-reaching. Spanning its length is Yonge, one of Toronto’s most recognizable streets — especially for tourists — drawing big-name retailers to its sides like a magnet. Starting at its southern border, the university area by Dundas is populated by budget eateries. Independent boutiques and upscale restaurants are more common towards the affluent areas of Yorkville, Forest Hill and Rosedale. The stretch just north of Eglinton features the likes of West Elm, Kiehl's, Lululemon, and the main shopping draw of the area, the Yonge Eglinton Center mall. Up towards the North Toronto Area, local shops and cafes reign supreme. Beaconing with its new condo developments, detached houses, expansive green spaces, and diversity of schooling options, Midtown is an attractive area for young professionals and families alike.