The neighbourhood of Bloor West Village is located on the north side of Bloor Street, from Jane Street to just east of Runnymede. It is best known for its very popular shopping district, with its cafés, shops, restaurants, fruit & vegetable markets and flower shops. Bloor West Village has a distinct Eastern European flavour and its Business Improvement Association (BIA) was the first of its kind in Canada. Neighbourhood streets in Bloor West Village are tree-lined and populated by young families, seniors and singles, making it a diverse and engaging community.
The homes in the Bloor West Village neighbourhood were built mostly in the first half of the 20th century, between the wars. They display Arts & Crafts architecture and rich period details, such as leaded and stained glass windows, oak and gumwood trim - with high baseboards and backbend casings, and ornate French doors with beveled glass. The typical Bloor West Village homes are two-storey detached or semi-detached with 3 or 4 bedrooms and laneway parking or mutual driveways. Private driveways are rare and highly coveted, making the easy access to public transit a great option for many residents.
Hop on the subway at either of the two subway stops in Bloor West Village and make your way downtown in just 15-20 minutes. Travel by car to either downtown Toronto or the airport is easily accessed by the Gardiner Expressway, from the foot of South Kingsway.