by Nutan Brown
on Monday, August 17th, 2020 at 10:36am.
Located between Runnymede and Jane just north of Bloor, Bloor West Village is an excellent destination for living, shopping, dining and much more. With its strong family-oriented community and close proximity to excellent schools, Bloor West Village is particularly popular among families looking to stay close to the city, but in an area with a distinct community feel. And the fact that it’s located within walking distance to Toronto’s High Park only makes it that much better.
Homes in Bloor West Village
Homes in this area are all fairly similar in size and style, having been built in a relatively short period of time between 1912 and 1923. Here you will find mainly semis and detached homes, with modern improvements and upgrades.
Beautiful front porches and tree-lined streets add unique character to the homes, most of which feature decorative oak accents, hardwood floors, and fireplaces. No cookie cutter developments in this neighbourhood!
This type of architecture and layout naturally attracts first-time home buyers, and 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’.
Living in Bloor West Village
Schools in the Bloor West Village area are fantastic and highly sought after. With a great selection of schools, both private and public, children in Bloor West Village have excellent access to some of the best education Toronto has to offer. Erudite Private School, Humberside Montessori School, St Pius X Catholic School, and the prestigious Blyth Academy with its brand new 2018 campus are all within walking distance.
The retail district is as much about eating as it is about shopping. With over 400 boutiques, shops, grocers, cafes, restaurants, and pubs, it attracts people from all over the city. And with many of the shops locally owned, shopping in the community provides business for those who live there too.
Convenience stores, fruit and vegetable markets, dry cleaners, and other shops catering to everyday household needs can be found on Jane and Annette Streets as well. No matter what you are looking for, chances are you can find it in Bloor West Village!
Bloor West Village has everything to offer, especially for families looking for a community vibe close to the city. Its proximity to excellent schools, shopping, dining and Toronto's best park, make it one of the most attractive neighbourhoods in Toronto.