Bloor West Village is one of Toronto's most popular neighbourhoods, due much in part to its culturally diverse shopping and dining district. Bloor West is home to a variety of mid-range shops and restaurants, sure to tickle anyone's fancy. As Canada's first official Business Improvement Area, Bloor West Village has been extremely successful in developing and promoting itself, such that it now attracts people from across Toronto to its boutiques, cafes, delicatessens, pubs, and various community events. One such event is the annual Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival, which is testament to the Eastern European presence that continues to thrive here.
While all the activity on Bloor is certainly an attraction, homes in Bloor West Village are themselves the impetus for so many to want to live in the community. Built in the early 1900's, most Bloor West Village homes are Edwardian or Tudor influenced, with lots of wood trim and accents throughout. Solid oak staircases and big front porches are mainstays in these houses, which are typically four-bedroom, two-storey, and detached in design.
Another reason why Bloor West Village is adored by so many is its close proximity to natural environs. With High Park and the Humber Valley Ravine resting on either side of the community, one can find wildlife, sporting facilities, biking and hiking trails, and so much more, all within walking distance.
Baby Point, just west of Jane, is a small enclave of upscale homes that many home buyers associate with Bloor West Village. The most distinctive Baby Point homes are quite regal in appearance, resembling old English manor houses. The hilly and winding roads of Baby Point jut into the Humber River Valley, providing many properties with a scenic vista of the Humber Ravine from their backyards.
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Bloor West Village spans from Runnymede Road across to Jane Street, and from Bloor Street north to Annette Street. Baby Point is the finger of land that extends into the Humber River Valley (see map). Homes in Bloor West Village and Baby Point can be found in Toronto Real Estate District W02.