Bloor West Village
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Located in the west end of Toronto, Bloor West Village borders Old Mill and Baby Point to the west, Swansea to the south, High Park to the east, and The Junction to the north. Official boundaries are Jane Street to the west, Bloor Street to the south, Runnymede Road to the east, and Dundas Street West to the north.
Traditionally, people only considered Bloor West Village to be south of Annette Street, but the boundaries have expanded north to Dundas Street over the years. Some people will refer to the area north of Annette Street as “Upper Bloor West Village.”
Bloor Street is the hub of activity for Bloor West Village with lots of options for restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Annette Street is quickly becoming a great shopping and restaurant destination too. Larger shopping malls like Stock Yards Village and Sherway Gardens are less than a 15 minute drive from Bloor West Village. Bloor West Village is a popular neighbourhood for families. It has many excellent schools and is within walking distance of High Park – Toronto’s biggest and best known park. This west end neighbourhood is highlighted by the Bloor West Village retail district which attracts shoppers from all over the city.
Bloor West Village is home to mostly detached two storey homes built in the 1920s, situated on mature tree lined streets. Many of the homes are Craftsman style with large front porches. Bloor West Village homes have great curb appeal, and the pride of ownership shows here. We are seeing some houses being replaced with custom built modern homes, but many owners are choosing to renovate the existing home while still maintaining elements of the historical charm of these beauties. Original hard wood floors, stained glass windows, wood burning fireplaces, and large front porches can be found in Bloor West Village.
At this point, condo options in the area are generally located just outside of Bloor West Village in High Park and Old Mill; however, there are new condos recently built or on the near horizon.
The Bloor subway line (Line 2) runs through Bloor West Village, with a stop at Jane Street and a stop at Runnymede Road. Commuting from Bloor West Village is easy as many homes are walking distance to the subway line or bus route. You can be on the Gardiner Expressway in under 10 minutes, or Highway 427 in about 15 minutes.