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Bloor West Village

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Address: Bloor St. W. | (between Jane St. and Runnymede Road), Toronto, Ontario M6S1N8, Canada
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quaint stretch for all amenities

very quaint and interesting strip. Has all the essentials, food, drink and shops to enjoy either day or evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

very quaint and interesting strip. Has all the essentials, food, drink and shops to enjoy either day or evening.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great hood and lots to do. Excellent shopping and more and more food spots along the way. Best place to eat is Falafel World.

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I don't find it too impressive. Lots of shops, that's all it is. Good to kill time in a lazy afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love going to this neighbourhood even though it's almost at the end of the Bloor line on the subway. Lots of small, interesting specialty shops and a great neighbourhood vibe. I love the Coffee Tree...great selection of coffees on brew and available to buy in beans and ground form. They do really have what they boast as "The Best... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The little shops are nice. It's not what it used to be. Big business is pushing mom & pop out grudgingly. It's still nice to walk around & shop on a warm day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's fun to roam down the street and explore the different shops, bakeries, restaurants and salons. A very pleasant place to spend a morning or afternoon!

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

When ever I visit my daughter in Toronto, I go to Bloor West Village. It is peaceful, Classy and beautiful

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Well known for it's fruit and vegetable stores, delis, restaurants, meat and cheese shops. mostly eastern European stores.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The neighbourhood around Bloor Street West is a buzzing and lively area to visit. Nice, friendly people and a lot of shops & cafes to enjoy. Visited during a day out in Toronto recently. Nice!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The people are fine, the restaurants are nothing fancy, and the shops are largely independent but not of the interesting variety you would see on Queen West. If you live in the area it can be a good place to walk through for a bit and there are a few shops of note: Bloor Meat Market, Max's, etc. But if... More 

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The go-to area for new business start-ups, the spry and creative persona of the West End thrives along its streets. Its independent boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and shops offer brands that can't be found elsewhere. Buildings with ground floor consumer spaces sport up-top artist's lofts, and the West End attracts artists, designers, and fashion industry professionals to its living quarters. It is in the cross-hairs of gentrification, but still resisting it with ironic relish. Hot deals can still be found here on furniture and knick-knacks,. Its call to culinary glory is in its well-priced homemade Polish food, hosting Toronto's go-to spots for hot pierogis and cold borscht. High Park, the largest green space in the city, is a place for dreamers and poets to wander and rest, not to mention a number of energetic actors staging outdoor plays in the summertime.
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