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If you are sick of downtown hussle and bustle and want to experiance a more authentic Toronto... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kasunia
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Toronto, Canada
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West Village is the place to see. It is aliive with culture and items of every kind. I love to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
leahhannah2018
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Toronto, Canada
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Neighborhood with excellent schools and a popular playground particularly attractive to families with children.
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Bloor St. W. | (between Jane St. and Runnymede Road), Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N8, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 11, 2009

This area was originally a Ukrainian enclave, became somewhat of a slum at one point and then was gentrified. A few Ukrainian businesses and organizations are still present, but the newer businesses range from dollar stores to very fashionable shops. There are relatively few chain...More

6  Thank JohnTheBear
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Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are sick of downtown hussle and bustle and want to experiance a more authentic Toronto residential neighborhood, check it out. It still has MANY small mom and pop shops and since it is a Ukrain and Polish area, lots and lots of delicatessen...More

Thank Kasunia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

West Village is the place to see. It is aliive with culture and items of every kind. I love to walk the whole street from Bloor and Yonge to the wast as far as my feet can take me. I never get tired of walking,...More

Thank leahhannah2018
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Lots of shops but not many restaurants really. I finally found something at Jane Street - forgot the name but it was small but good. Shopkeepers are very friendly!

Thank Christine B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Bustling commercial and high-end resident area with great small shops, businesses, LCBO and a librarian. Mega Save Optical has lovely frames and lenses for as low as $120 . Highly recommended.

Thank CrazyCannuck
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We stayed in this part of town and it was the best choice! Was able to walk to some really fun (and delicious) shops. The streets are nice and the homes were all so different. Still don't understand how they get a car up the...More

Thank tcorn1
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I like this neighbourhood, usually budget friendly, lots of student friendly places due to promiscuity with the University, you will find a very good diversity of good quality restaurants, best sushis and korean places of the city. Subway line all along is also very convenient.

Thank AmelieSL
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Festival was supposed to start at 17:00 but by almost 18:00 most vendors were not ready to sell their wares and I was really looking forward to some perogies..We left after less than half an hour. Pretty disappointing.I doubt whether I'll bother to come to...More

Thank Anonymous77777
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a European style street with shops, less stressfull than other similar well known areas like Chinatown or Yorkville. You can actually find parking too. Feels clean and prices are reasonable. It is my favorit.

Thank Kupec_Samo
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at an Airbnb not far from Bloor West Village n from the first evening we arrived in the country we were able to make use of everything that this area had to offer. Lots of food options including a few halal places. We...More

Thank Swisschocmad
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Love Bloor West Village. So many small shops and lots to see. The Bakeries are awesome with side walk tables. Just feel the love in this area. I am a people watcher so it is up my alley. Just makes you smile. oh and the...More

Thank Karen P
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Jill H
April 1, 2018|
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Response from bankrbear | Reviewed this property |
Most shops do observe Easter as a holiday. There might be a restaurant or pub open tho
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kristaylor428
July 17, 2017|
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Response from FirstCircle | Reviewed this property |
Bloor West Village is not a bad place, but it depends on where you want to live and how accessible you need to be to things. We lived for a while between Bloor West Village and the Junction and we found it to be a good mix... More
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MrsGura123
May 25, 2017|
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Response from CrazyCanuck2011 | Reviewed this property |
20 minutes by subway/underground train from the center of downtown Toronto. hotels are very expensive and sterile. I recommend airbnb. lots of great options.
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