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Review of Bloor West Village

Bloor West Village
Ranked #69 of 501 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Neighborhood with excellent schools and a popular playground particularly attractive to families with children.
Barrie, Canada
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67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This popular Village in the West End of Toronto has a Historical European background and can now be considered Multicultural as it grows in International influences. Tourists or local city residents love to enjoy a day in the Bloor West Village by eating at the Bloor-Jane Restaurant an old fashion diner which serves up a great morning breakfast. You can continue the stroll East from Jane Street towards the High Park area and find other beautiful clothing boutiques, bakeries, coffee and wine shops along the way. The Cheese Boutique carries a variety of products from countries around the World including caviar. The Kingsway Meat Products & Deli provides fresh cut European Deli Meats A variety of restaurants can be found throughout the Village which are available by choice for lunch or supper.
The subway system is available as a way of transportation and the Village provides great parking facilities for those people who would like to drive. This Village is always busy with crowds of people shopping daily and yet you can still find those little intimate places for the two of you to enjoy. Bring a camera and take some wonderful pictures to remember that special day with your loved one.

Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Quaint Area - Nice Way to Spend a Sunday Afternoon”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Wanting to do something a little bit different on Mother's Day with my family, I suggested a stroll through Bloor West Village. It seems alot of other people had the same idea, although we had no issue finding parking across the street from High Park. What I really like about this area is how few big box retailers are in the area (like on Queen St. West or Bloor St further East). Yes there is a Starbucks, and a SoftMoc, but otherwise, what you will find is some very quaint eclectic shops that sell everything from clothing, shoes, jewelry to a store that sells wooden stamps and journalling supplies. The main area isn't extremely long, but long enough for an afternoon stroll coupled with a pleasant lunch. The sidewalks would be easy to manage with a stroller, and a wheelchair could get through with relative ease, although there was some congestion outside of the flower shops that put there flowers along the sidewalk. There are a few restaurants in the area, offering a nice assortment of options, everything from a raw vegetarian restaurant to a burger place, and another restaurant that was featuring gluten free options. I would suggest that this strip makes for a nice stroll for someone with young kids (a stop at the High Park zoo) or someone walking with an older relative.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank shareyyz
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Toronto, Canada
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112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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“Bloor West made for great afternoon”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

the weather made the stroll along bloor nice lots of interesting shops and Orwell's pub was a fun stop good food and golden nectar to wash it down

Visited April 2014
Thank Jerome J
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good place to stroll and shop in outdoor setting”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is where i grew up in the 60'-70's. It was a quaint 'village' at that time with interesting shops, fruit stores and meat markets. This high rent area has changed that somewhat and the feeling is not quite as quaint. It is still a nice place to shop with some European stores still surviving.
The Humber river park and High park are to the West and East of this area. Nice for walking.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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383 reviews
185 attraction reviews
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“Very nice”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I love to go to Bloor west village, you have lots of different shops, great experience, love all the different types of food, it's so nice to walk, I go there quite often, and still find it be exciting. give yourself at least 3 hours and you should be good.

Visited April 2014
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