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Yorkville Design Centre is a Canadian owned and operated, full service design centre supplying only world renowned Downsview Kitchens cabinets.  When you do business with us, you are investing in lasting quality to enhance the value of your home.

Yorkville Design Centre uses Downsview Kitchens cabinetry exclusively.  One of the reasons we only specify Downsview Kitchens cabinets and doors is because of their stringent adherence to high standards of environmental protection in their choice of...

More and more people are becoming concerned about their energy use and its effect on the environment.  We have realized that every time we do work requiring more than our own human power, we are increasing the carbon dioxide in the air and...

Glass has an obvious function—to provide a transparent barrier.  In keeping with this function, most people only think of using glass for windows or see-through walls.  But glass is a great eco-friendly product.  It can be recycled over and over...

If you watch any HGTV, you likely have seen shows where homeowners define whether a home is a good purchase based on whether a granite countertop has been installed in the kitchen or bathroom.  That’s the common wisdom.  Want the best—get...

Using recycled materials engineered for excellence is one of the newer developments in the design world, and there are a number of materials you can choose from.

Glass is the number one recyclable material.  You can use it for almost any surface...

One thing that stops many allergy-prone people from making changes is the anticipated release of toxins into their homes during a renovation. ...

Making a green lifestyle an integral part of how your kitchen functions is as simple as making green solutions obvious. 

Design your recycle containers to be in specially crafted drawers that separate garbage into wet and dry recyclables.  As...

The simple answer is YES! 

By far the most talked about eco-friendly backsplash material these days is glass.  Glass is a great choice because it provides you with so many different styles to choose from.  You can go for a mosaic, or a more...

People who watch the cooking channel often get the idea that a great kitchen needs the biggest appliances a room can take—a full size fridge, a full size freezer, and at least a six burner cooktop.  Although you will be prepared for any number of guests...

Juice bars are the latest way to incorporate green living into lifestyle and nobody does it better than Union Juice. The juice is not the only headlining factor of the site. This architectural feat, which captures contemporary design in bright colours and...