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Bloor West Village

One of the most sought after neighbourhoods in Toronto has always been Bloor West Village. This beautiful tree lined west end neighbourhood has always been a draw for shoppers looking for the latest in fashion and the freshest produce and baked goods. With a stock of strong schools and its proximity to the lake and parks, there is something for everyone living in Bloor West Village.

Houses in Bloor West Village

Populated by mostly 2 story detached and semi-detached homes build between the 1880’s and the 1920’s, Bloor West Village homes feature deep front porches overseeing the majestic old oak and maple tree lined streets. Many homeowners have kept the hardwood floors and decorative wood accents that originally were a staple of every Bloor West Village area home prior to modern renovations that became popular in the 80’s and 90’s.

Schools in Bloor West Village

Elementary

Annette St. Public School
Runnymede Public School
St. Cecilia
St Pius X

High Schools

Humberside CI
Western Technical Commercial School

Recreation in Bloor West Village

Bloor West Village is conveniently located between High Park and the Humber River Park and is only minutes away from the Toronto Lakefront. These 3 local treasures are a feast for runners, cyclists and nature lovers alike. In addition to the large parks mentioned, the Bloor West Village landscape is dotted with small little parks with playgrounds and green space available to the community.
Nearby recreation centres and libraries make Bloor West Village residents never starved for something to do.

Shopping in Bloor West Village

Stop for a coffee and a pastry in one of the many area bakeries while you window shop book stores and clothing stores navigating through fruit and vegetable markets all while planning which fine dining restaurant or pub to have you evening dinner at. Shoppers from across Toronto shop in Bloor West Village for the range of specialty stores that are available. You can park at one of the many parking lots located throughout Bloor West Village or take the TTC for a hassle free shopping day.

Festivals in Bloor West Village

Ukrainian Festival – One of the most popular attractions in Toronto is the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival. Every September, the streets of Bloor West are shut down to vehicular traffic and filled with merchants, rides and a large entertainment stage. Come try the various foods available and become Ukrainian for a weekend in Bloor West Village.

July Festival – A local fair organized by the Bloor West Village BIA, the July Festival provides entertain for the whole community. Kids rides, petting zoos and a bandstand is set up to provide stage shows and dances with local entertainment.  Aided by the local merchants the July Festival in Bloor West Village is always a fun time for all.

Halloween in Bloor West Village – Festivities include Pumpkin Carving, Face painting, clowns, a treasure hunt and of course Halloween treats. For young and old, the Bloor West Village Halloween festival is one to check out.

Cavalcade of Lights – The Streets of Bloor West are illuminated leading to the Alex Ling Fountain catching the eye of anyone strolling along during the holiday seasons. Residents don’t disappoint with many locals lighting up their own homes for all to see.

Bloor West Village Sidewalk Sale – Everyone loves a sale and the store owners of Bloor West Village use the sidewalk sale as a way of bringing the savings to you. Tables are set up, BBQ’s heat up and fun times are had by all during this three day event.