Bloor West Village
Bloor West Village, a Business and Real Estate Focal Point
Bloor West Village is located between two older Toronto neighbourhoods. It is a popular focal point for real estate in Toronto's west end, as well as a spot with a high concentration of Real Estate brokerages, To the north is Runnymede, a former streetcar suburb and to the south is Swansea, a former village dating to the 19th century. Bloor West Village is also considered the name of the immediate vicinity of Bloor Street.
This hip Toronto community encompasses a popular shopping district in along Bloor Street between Jane St and over to Ellis park road, and enjoys a high profile in the Toronto Real Estate market. Provided homes are priced correctly, this is one of the best selling communities in the GTA
The larger area includes Runnymede, Swansea and High Park. Bloor West Village created the world's first Business Improvement area in 1970, and residents and visitors alike enjoy the benefits almost 40 years later.
Shopping in Bloor West Village
The shopping district of Bloor Street West consists of more than 400 shops, restaurants and other businesses.
The neighborhood has a great mix of stores including specialty clothing stores, book stores, restaurants and cafés that are mostly eclectic independent businesses rather than large chain stores.
The businesses organized themselves in to a business improvement area in 1970 , this was one of the first BIAs in Canada, and in the forty years since the idea has spread to many other areas in Toronto and Canada .