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Bloor West Village is a neighbourhood in the west of Toronto, flanked by two subway stations (Jane... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
Wonderful district for Saturday morning food shopping......

This is a wonderful area for food shopping on a Saturday morning. Lots of great European type... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue D
Toronto, Canada
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Neighborhood with excellent schools and a popular playground particularly attractive to families with children.
Bloor St. W. | (between Jane St. and Runnymede Road), Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N8, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-767-6026
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All reviews small town feel jane street clothing stores european style subway line book store great shopping specialty shops lots of shops great place to visit delis ukrainian stroll runnymede park bookstore shopkeepers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bloor West Village is a neighbourhood in the west of Toronto, flanked by two subway stations (Jane and Runnymede) and offers something for everyone. Cafes, restaurants, specialty shops (food, fashion, tea, stationery, kitchen gadgets), and delis. All this in just a few blocks, so that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful area for food shopping on a Saturday morning. Lots of great European type bakeries and Chinese fruit and vegetable shops. Could use a few more places to enjoy a meal with friends as a few have shut down over the past...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue D
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Variety of cute little stores and look for unique things, bakeries, cafes, pubs and restaurants. on both side of the street. Nice for a stroll and to sop for a coffee and pastries or icecream or eat something new and different.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gemelli523
Reviewed December 10, 2018

If it is a sunny, winter day, a walk along Bloor West Village has its charm.From flower shops to the little shops and boutiques you can find treasures here and there that you will not find in any other store. Along the way you come...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

If you prefer to shop at little retail stores instead of big supermarkets this is a great area. There are many fruit and vegetable stores as well as butchers and bakeries. Also boutiques and wine and liqure stores.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda N
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Fun area to get different food and see wonderful bakeries. In the summer you can cross the street and go to high Park, and all year there are many European restaurants with authentic cuisine to test you.All home n]made for the most part.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Evelin H
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kasunia
Reviewed October 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
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
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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Joan S
Bloor West Village Restaurants (14 Replies)
We are staying at the Old Mill Inn this month. We might eat at their fine dining restaurant, but would like the option of walking to a nice nearby restaurant on Bloor West. Could anyone recommend a good place? (nothing fancy and we like most cuisines) Thanks!
June 07, 2013|
Response fromphpr|
Yes ... there are sidewalks. Go to google maps and take a little walk around the area. Joan - you may have to jump on the subway for a couple of stops. Going east from the Old Mill you'll hit Bloor West Village and High Park areas.
Brisbane, Australia
Tips for Toronto - Recommended Places to live in Toronto (1 Reply)
Hi, I thought some people might find this useful. Districts in Toronto Houses Good areas: Don Mills, North Toronto, Annex Very good areas: Kingsway, Lawrence Park, Leaside, Bloor West Village Best areas: Rosedale, Forest Hill, Kingsway, Riverside Apartments Good areas: Don Mills, North Toronto, Central Toronto Very good areas: Bayview, Kingsway, Lawrence Park, Bloor West Village Best areas: Rosedale, Bridlepath, Forest Hill, Kingsway A good choice of...More
August 15, 2007|
smaller Gems (2 Replies)
Hey as a Native of T.O. and a Chef I have to say you dudes chose some seriously expensive picks. Try some of these: Torito for Spanish Tapas in Kensington Market, Vertical Restaurant, GioRanna's Really Really Nice Restaurant (this really really is the name of it), Freshwood Grill for organic and natural burgers and comfort food, Marben for a cool vibe and delicious dishes, Villa in Bloor West Village, Chez Victor-costly but kicks butt. For cheap ghetto fabulous cuisine try South Indian Dosa...More
September 03, 2008|
Response frombro|
Trhee-do a search of some of my reviews. From Opus to Californias, Restoran Malaysia to JK's Wine Bar. Ghandi Roti to The House of Chan. Lots of different optionS, lots of different prices, lots of different locations.