Toronto is already lauded for being a diverse metropolis full of possibilities for people of all ages and ethnicities, but no where in the city will you find a more varied array of cultures than in the Bloorcourt Village neighbourhood. Located along Bloor Street West, from Montrose Avenue to Dufferin Street, Bloorcourt Village is an eclectic mix of Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Ukrainian, Ethiopian and Caribbean cultures all mixed in with a little of Toronto’s own urban-Canadian flavour.
The formerly wild west-like area that was a draw for new immigrants over the last few decades is in the midst of an arty revitalization that has the area’s older residents mingling with young families and hip university students who appreciate being part of its transition into one of Toronto’s funkier neighbourhoods.
A Small Town Experience in the Big City
Bloorcourt Village homes are some of the oldest in Toronto and give the area a real sense of history. The green residential side streets are an antidote to the bustling main thoroughfare and are reminiscent of the small town experience, perfect for walking the dog and strolling off the pounds after dinner at one of the area’s many delicious eateries. This is also an area of the city in which residents routinely show off their stellar gardening skills and as a result Bloorcourt Village real estate is some of the prettiest in the city.
Parks and Public Meeting Places Prevail
This is a neighbourhood that’s especially suited to young families since much of the Bloorcourt Village real estate is devoted to kid-friendly activities. Dufferin Grove Park is within a short walking distance and offers a large, green expanse that encourages both playing hard and lounging under a tree with a book. Speaking of books, the neighbourhood’s pride and joy is the Bloor/Gladstone library which was built in 1912 and recently overhauled into a state-of-the-art community meeting place.
Transit-friendly, Bike-friendly, Life-Friendly
One of the best things about Bloorcourt Village homes is their easy access to the Downtown Core and most Toronto attractions. The Annex, Bloor West Village, Little Italy and Kensington Market are within walking/biking distance and the Bloor subway line provides a direct route to all other areas of the city which makes commuting a breeze. The side streets of the Bloorcourt Village neighbourhood are bike-friendly and many of the surrounding major streets have been fitted with bike lanes so you can further explore the surrounding neighbourhoods up close. But with so much to do in your own backyard, why would you ever want to leave?