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    Toronto West End REALTOR®

    Sofie Gagatek, Real Estate Broker

    First National Homestead-Realdom Inc., Brokerage

    BLOOR WEST VILLAGE SCHOOLS

    Unlike Roncesvalles Village, this area is generally on the subway line. The area is bookended by the following subway stations: Jane subway to the west and Runnymede towards the east. No trundling streetcars here. Who said they were ever romantic….Here we’re talking about everything north of Bloor Street West and south of Annette between Glendonwynne Avenue all the way to Jane Street.  The portion of BWV that is north of Annette and stretches up to Dundas Street West is interestingly referred to as "Bloor West Village North" by some.


    BWV  boasts the country's first formally organized BIA (Business Improvement Area). Many a neighbourhood have followed BWV’s format since. The Green P situation here is bar none, the P’s are all located on the north portions of Bloor West. Starting from the east, you have the P between Kennedy Avenue and Glendonwyne, the P between Beresford and Durie Street, followed by the P between Windermere Avenue and Willard Avenue. Finally, the last P is located between Willard and Armadale Avenue. Wow, that’s a lot of P’s…..not to mention street parking. Tough to beat.

    Bloor West Village Toronto

    Bloor West Village is like the west-end version of Leaside with the exception that Leaside as of the last 10 years boasts a more impressive retail mix. Hey, that’s just my opinion. It’s certainly not a statement of fact. Judge this on your own when you’re doing a drive-by on the weekend. The neighbourhood is made up of mostly young families that have slowly edged their way in during the early 2000’s. In addition, you have your well-healed boomers here too that do a nice job of maintaining and/ or renovating their homes to decent standards. As far as housing stock goes you have a bevy of solid detached homes as well as semis sprinkled with some condos as referenced above. As far as parking, most homes have pad parking in addition to street parking.  


    There’s a small but nevertheless handy LCBO at the corner of Glendonwynne and Bloor, opposite the Runnymede Public Library. There are some decent pubs along the strip that can cater to most crowds as well as an abundance of bakeries, flower shops, coffee shops as well as clothing retailers and restos.  The retail mix has drastically changed since the BWV's heyday in the 80's. Among the remaining hotspots, The Coffee Tree never disappoints. Queen's Pasta has been a perennial favorite forever, it's the like the west-end version of Grazie.  If you're looking for a decent hair salon along the strip, you've got plenty. Among them you'll find JC Salon, Capucci's and Vescada that have been giving people good hair for yonks. As far as pet stores, you have Global Pet Store, Pet Valu towards Armadale further west and Mipupico west of Jane.. The institution better known to many as the Groom Pet Store is no longer.

    Bloor West Village

     *props go out to Toronto Life’s Real Estate Guide 2010 for their boundary maps

    **also note: above map highlights Bloor West Village, High Park North and Bloor by the Park located east of Keele and north of Bloor Street West**


    As far as recreation, try a 399 acre park for size. No, that's not a typo. It's really that big, rivalled only by Central Park in Manhattan. High Park not only boasts many picnic areas but a huge off-leash dog area, tennis courts, public pool, skating rink, baseball diamond, mini zoo, the Grenadier restaurant, adventure playground, large pond and outdoor amphitheatre. For further amusement, one can turn to the Annette Recreation Centre that's connected to the Annette Street Public School. One can also find several libraries, namely the Runnymede Library, Annette Street Public Library and Jane Street Library. There once was a movie theatre (I watched E.T there for the first time, quite a big deal back in the day) located on Bloor, west of Jane. Sadly the Humber Cinema has made way for another condo. 

    • St. Pius X, 71 Jane Street, 416-393-5237  

    • St. Cecilia, 335 Annette Street, 416-393-5218

    • Annette Jr. & Sr., 265 Annette Street 416-393-9040

    • Humberside Collegiate Institute, 280 Quebec Avenue 416-393-0000

    • Western Technical Commercial School, 125 Evelyn Avenue, 416-393-0500
    • Runnymede Jr. & Sr.Public School, 357 Runnymede Road, 416-393-9055

    • Runnymede Collegiate Institute,  569 Jane Street , 416-394-3200

    • James Culnan Seperate School, 605 Willard Avenue, 416-393-5325
    • King George Junior Public School, 25 Rexford, 416-394-3060

    BLOOR WEST VILLAGE LISTINGS

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    $1,365,000

    562 Beresford Ave

    MLS®#:W4949641
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Runnymede-Bloor West Village - Toronto
    • 3+2

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    Well Maintained Charming 3+ 2 Bed Detached In Bloor West/Junction . Large Extended Main Floor Filled With Natural Light. With Open Concept Living/ Dining That Walkthrough To A Rarely Offered Oversized Family Room/ Kitchen Combo . Upstairs Has 3 Bright Bedrooms. While The Basement Has 2 Additional Bedrooms & A Rec Room. Large Backyard, Has Fully Bri....More details

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    $99,000/Net Lease

    238 Runnymede Rd

    MLS®#:W4837526
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Runnymede-Bloor West Village - Toronto
    • 1

    Most Recognizable Barbershop In Bloor West Village! Current Owner Has Been In Business For 23 Years - Finally Retiring, Finally Your Chance To Own A Successful Barbershop Business In Toronto's Number One Neighbourhood! Great Exposure At Bloor And Runnymede: High Pedestrian And Vehicular Traffic - The Shop Is Never Empty - High Income, Low Expenses!....More details

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    $1,929,000

    583 Durie St

    MLS®#:W4958914
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Runnymede-Bloor West Village - Toronto
    • 3+1

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      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    The Ultimate In Luxury Living! Defined By Exceptional Elegance & Style, Attention To Detail, Exquisite Craftsmanship & Luxury Finishes. This Vast Home Provides Spacious Comfort For The Family & Entertaining. Luxury Enhanced W/Oak Staircase, High Smooth Ceils, Quartz Countertops & Backsplash, High End Cstm Cabinets W/Hardrock Maple Interiors W/Soft ....More details

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      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    MLS®#:W4959765
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Condominium
    Community:Runnymede-Bloor West Village - Toronto
    • 2+0

    • 2

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      1000-1199 Sq Ft

    Comfortable Living In High Park North - 960 Sq.Ft 2 Bedroom Condo With Two Walkouts To 300 Sq.Ft. Terrace. Great For Relaxing And Entertaining. Freshly Painted, Updated Kitchen Reno, Engineered Floors & Ceramic Floors. Ample Storage. Steps From High Park Subway, Bloor West Village & Junction. New Management & Friendly Neighbours.A Unique Location O....More details

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      1000-1199 Sq Ft

    $249,900

    2372 Bloor St W

    MLS®#:W4924191
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Runnymede-Bloor West Village - Toronto

    Great Opportunity For A Turnkey Operation. This Well Established Restaurant Has Been A Mainstay In The Bloor West Villiage For Over 45 Years. Currntly Operating As An Eastern European Esablishment With A Loyal Following. Take Over As Is Or Greate Your Own Fresh Eatery In The Trendy Village. Llbo And Seats 33(During Covid 20). Fully Equipped Ki....More details

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    $1,649,000

    596 Willard Ave

    MLS®#:W4957593
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Runnymede-Bloor West Village - Toronto
    • 4+1

    • 5

    Custom New Build In Prime Bloor West Village Neighbourhood. Never Been Lived In. The Ultimate In Luxury With Incredible Design & Elegance. Quality Finishes & Attention To Detail Throughout. High Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Crown Mouldings And Panelled Walls. Lower Level & Second Floor Laundry. 4 Bedrooms, 5 Spa Style Baths. Open Concept Main Floor. ....More details

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    MLS®#:W4964951
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Condominium
    Community:Runnymede-Bloor West Village - Toronto
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      1200-1399 Sq Ft

    Baby Point!! Luxury 1200 Sq Ft Upper Corner Unit With 2 Parking. Spacious Sun Filled Open Concept Main Floor With Modern Kitchen-Quartz Counters, Breakfast Bar+ Large Pantry, Stainless Steel Appliances. Mn Flr Powder Room, Extra Large Island With Seating. Upper Level W/2 Bedrooms & Den&4Pc Bath. L-Shaped 250 Sq Ft Roof Top Terrace With South, West ....More details

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