About Bloor West Village
Bloor West Village runs along the commercial stretch of Bloor between two neighbourhoods (Runnymede and Swansea), to the west of High Park. It is an area of the city with picturesque, graciously tree-lined, streets. It’s also a neighbourhood that takes pride in its appearance.
Maybe the happiness of the Bloor West Village community can be attributed to their family-oriented, community-focused, and convenient, surroundings. Local schools are within walking distance and the ‘wonder years aesthetic’ of the area provides the perfect stomping grounds for children to play road hockey, climb trees, have lemonade stands, walk their dogs, and intermingle.
Homes in the area are mainly brick or stone, detached, classic dwellings, with modern improvements and upgrades, and are popular with young families. But, just like homes in the area, the makeup of Bloor West Village residents is a consistent mix between ‘the old’ and ‘the new’.
With over 400 boutiques, shops, grocers, cafes, restaurants, and pubs a brisk walk away, this Toronto neighbourhood is worth the trip (or investment) at every turn. In fact, the Bloor West BIA (Business Improvement Association) has been so wildly successful in building a prosperous community of small businesses that it serves as a model for other BIAs who have tried to follow in their footsteps. And when we say ‘other BIAs’ we mean it: over the years over 80 BIAs have tried to copy the model that Bloor West Village set up. The resulting beautification of the area (starting from a $47,500 initial investment) has left the streets glistening just a little brighter, the shops just a little more welcoming, and the return on investment just a little higher.
When you live in Bloor West Village you truly live in a village in the city. You have the best of both worlds matched with the convenience of location and accessibility. Not too shabby if you ask us…