Undoubtedly one of Toronto’s most highly sought-after neighbourhoods
Undoubtedly one of Toronto’s most highly sought-after neighbourhoods, Bloor West Village offers residents a wonderful blend of space, greenery, shops and eateries, and close proximity to downtown. In fact, it’s a very popular neighbourhood for families, considering all the great schools that are within walking distance of all the homes in the neighbourhood, as well as High Park - Toronto's largest and most popular park.
The majority of residences in Bloor West Village are single family homes. The properties in this neighbourhood are all quite similar to each other, considering they were all constructed within a short period of time between 1912 and 1923. One of the telling features of homes in the area are the deep front porches that are shaded by the towering Oak and Maple trees lining the streets in this community.
Most of the homes in the area, which is bordered by Bloor St W, Jane St, Runnymede Rd, and Annette St, have distinct and similar interior features, including beautiful oak accents, hardwood flooring, and traditional fireplaces. Prices range anywhere from the $400’s to over $1 million.
Shopping and socializing make up a huge part of the scene in Bloor West Village, particularly along Bloor St itself. In fact, it is the shopping district that has made Bloor West Village one of Toronto's most popular communities.
The Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area boasts more than 400 shops, eateries and professional services, serving local residents quite well. All of their shopping needs can be met right within the confines of this quaint neighbourhood.Enjoying local fare is just as important in Bloor West Village as is the shopping. With a smorgasbord of delicatessens, specialty food shops, bakeries, cafes and restaurants, residents have their pick of the litter when it comes to appeasing their palette.
Among all the shops also include fruit and vegetable markets, video stores, dry cleaners, convenience stores, and other shops that cater to everyday household requirements. Independent and chain stores are also featured in Bloor West Village for those looking for more of a one-stop-shop experience.
Those who enjoy the outdoors can take advantage of the 399-acre greenspace - High Park - located within walking distance of Bloor West Village. With picnic grounds, flower gardens, outdoor amphitheatre, sports facilities, pathways, large pond, and an adventure playground, there is no shortage of things to do to fill one’s day in High Park.
The Annette Recreation Centre located in the area offers an indoor pool, gymnasium, and baseball diamond, perfect for residents of all ages, and ‘The Humber’ movie theatre is conveniently located on Bloor St, west of Jane St.
A number of fascinating and vibrant events take place in Bloor West Village every year, including food festivals, June Sidewalk Sale, Ukranian Festival, Halloween Festival, Calvacade of Lights, and Christmas in the Village.
Restaurants/Cafes: The Good Fork, Bukhara Grill, Patisserie, Asa Sushi, The Kennedy Public House, Red Bean Espresso, Baka Gallery Café
Groceries: Metro, No Frills, Bloorcourt Village Market, Astra Deli and Catering, Cobs Bread
Fitness: Generate Fitness, System Fitness, Think Fitness
Shopping: Accessorize Me, Arka Shoes, Book City, Bread & Roses, Brown’s Sport and Cycle, Jumpin Childrens Clothing
Parks: High Park, Neil McLellan Park, George Chater Park
Many of Toronto’s most highly regarded schools are located right here in Bloor West Village.