Shop, Dine, Explore, Live, Celebrate: that may as well be the motto of this trendy up-and-coming neighbourhood that takes pride not only in its historic homes, but also in the quality of life it has to offer its residents. Purchasing a piece of Bloorcourt Village real estate is like purchasing a round-the-world plane ticket that’s an express route to the best Portugal, Japan, Korea, Greece, Italy and the Caribbean have to offer. Bloorcourt Village homes may carry a Toronto postal code but whenever you step outside your front door, you’ll feel like the world is at your feet.
When Shopping Meets Scavenger Hunt
The streets in the Bloorcourt Village neighbourhood are lined with gems for bargain hunters and vintage lovers alike. Bloor Street West is a treasure trove of clothing shops that specialize in “gently used” stock perfect for shoppers with a keen sense of style. Places like Freedom Clothing Collective and 69 Vintage offer affordable designer pieces from all over the world as well as the opportunity for clotheshorses of all shapes and sizes to spend the afternoon burrowing through the sales racks looking for their own personal fashion statement. For those hungry for a purchase of the more edible variety, Bloorcourt Village Market is a local, family-owned food market that specializes in produce and organic fare that’s a favourite amongst locals.
Treat Your Palate to a Trip Around the World
Thanks to the diversity of the Bloorcourt Village neighbourhood residents, there’s a cavalcade of interesting cuisines to try, all within walking distance of Bloor Dovercourt homes. Over the last few years, an influx of new restaurants, stores and cafes have inundated the area and now residents can choose from eateries like the Portuguese favourite Sardinha: the King of BBQ Chicken, Ethiopian fare from Nazareth, Mexican cantinas Mexitaco and El Jacal or Lebanese mainstays Beirut Palace and The Empire – just to name a few. They've been joined by new brunch favourites like Saving Gigi, Disgraceland and the Chilean-inspired Concord Café.
Where the Streets Are Paved With Art
Bloorcourt Village is also a community that supports local artists. Several small art galleries have recently cropped up and last year, The Street Gallery was introduced as a local initiative to make walking the streets not unlike visiting an art gallery. Toronto artists came together and created artful banners which now decorate Bloorcourt Village real estate. Also bringing together area artists is world famous music shop Long & McQuade which has supplied musical instruments to some of the world’s most famous bands. Good food and rock stars, what more could you want in a neighbourhood?