Bloor West Village Toronto real estate information
A relatively small neighbourhood, prime Bloor West Village is located between Bloor Street in the south, Runnymede in the east, Annette in the north and Jane in the west.
Bloor West Village is a family-oriented neighbourhood with good schools and easy access to public transportation and shopping. Majority of homes of Bloor West Village are similar in size and design, two-storey detached or semi-detached brick dwellings with front porches, fireplaces, oak floors and trim. They were built between 1912 and 1923. Good quality of original construction lead to just few houses being torn down. Only a small number of recently constructed houses can be found in the area.
Many of the original homes were updated and renovated. Beautiful oak and maple trees shade the streets, many of which have speed restrictions.
Bloor Street is always busy with people walking. Shopping and dining is excellent here, with many boutique stores and delis, fruit and vegetable markets, cafes and restaurants. Even from the most western part of this district it is not too long a walk to High Park, but parkland along Humber River also provides great walking opportunities.
Subway line runs on Bloor with Jane and Runnymede stations serving the neighbourhood. Busses run on Jane, Annette and Runnymede. Access to Gardiner Expressway eastbound is easy via South Kingsway, westbound is best reached by Islington.