Bloor West Village

Overview

  • A vibrant village bounded between three older Toronto neighbourhoods from the 19th century; south of the Junction, north of Swansea and west of High Park
  • Immediately fronting Bloor Street, BWV is known for its popular strip between Jane St and Ellis Park Rd. This created the world’s first Business Improvement Area in 1970, owing much of its original identity to businesses and residents with an Eastern European heritage
  • Homes in this area are hard to find, as they sell very quickly!
  • While many of the original semi-detached and detached style homes are still in use today, many new families are updating the structures while keeping the original charm
  • Although it is the ideal spot for first time buyers, residents of this area consist of a mix between ‘the old’ and ‘the new’
  • With over 400 shops, restaurants, cafes and services that are primarily eclectic and hip, it is worth the trip or investment!
  • BWV hosts several annual festivals and events such as the Annual Ukrainian Festival in September, as well as other festivals in July (with lots of amusement & entertainment), October (spooky Halloween festival), and it also participates in the Toronto city-wide “Cavalcade of Light” in December!
  • Walk to both Jane and Runnymede subway stations, Humber theatre, and Bloor St W’s cafes, shops, bars & restaurants – some of the favorite restaurant spots are; Bloom, the Good Fork, Queen’s Pasta, Falafel World, Grillway and Queen Margherita Pizza