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Bloor West Village

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Address: Bloor St. W. | (between Jane St. and Runnymede Road), Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N8, Canada
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+1 416-767-6026

Neighborhood with excellent schools and a popular playground particularly...

Neighborhood with excellent schools and a popular playground particularly attractive to families with children.

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Fun place to visit while in Toronto

We accidentally stumbled upon this town during a trip to Toronto and instantly fell in love. Great place to walk around, shop, or grab a bite to eat. There are lots of friendly... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2013
Allison P
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We accidentally stumbled upon this town during a trip to Toronto and instantly fell in love. Great place to walk around, shop, or grab a bite to eat. There are lots of friendly people walking around, and it seems as though many people walking down the street know each other. Many eateries to choose from, and the one we chose... More 

1 Thank Allison P
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Every Sunday morning I go to Bloor West Village to shop for my fruit and vegetables, bakery items, and fresh flowers. The atmosphere is great. Surprisingly the fruit and vegetables are cheaper than at the big box stores as are the beautiful fresh flowers. I love going there, it is a lovely start to my week.

3 Thank Heather K
Detroit, Michigan
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

There are so many different shops and intriguing store fronts that becon you to enter, in this diverse neighborhood. It's a blend of old and new with restaurants and bakeries for every kind of palate. Have brunch or just coffee in one of the many "outside" cafes. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Nila01
Edmonton, Canada
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I really love this area and try to visit it whenever I go to Toronto. Clean, safe, and has tons of personality. Sit in a café or just people watch.

Thank work2travel
Oakville, Canada
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187 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Go early at night - like 6 or so - to get parking in a public lot behind Bloor, or maybe on street if you're lucky. Walk a few blocks to get the feel of this great neighbourhood.

Thank Oakvillain
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

If you want to experience shopping or window shopping or go for dinner or beer in a local Toronto setting, this is the place. Great neighborhood, great crowd, and the beautiful High Park is just a walking distance. Lots of local stores and restaurants and pubs.

Thank ssdu18
Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I last visited a few days ago, this was the area I've lived in for over 3 years. To be safe, over 3 1/2 years. It got different shops ranging from restaurants, bookstore(s), drugstore(s)/pharmacies,hair salon/barbers, etc.. Excellent!

Thank czechdel
Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Sure there are a few nice restaurants, but try walking along Bloor Street on a weekend. Not sure why so many people have to have these monster strollers.

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Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Very European community feel in this neighbourhood. Spent alot of time here from my teen to present and my parents still live here. Sad that Toronto decide to put way too many condominiums on the lake shore in this area, it has ruined the cosy feel of this area by overcrowding it with people.

1 Thank Celia R
Malibu, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Great area for bars, restaurants and night time scene. Good for couples and groups of friends. All styles of bars and places to eat with every price range and type of cuisine.

1 Thank Thomas S

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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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