People participate in Open Streets TO, a program that opens streets to people and closes them to cars, encouraging participation in physical activity and healthy recreation

Bloor West Village

The family-oriented Bloor West Village is filled with quaint tree-lined avenues, eye-catching flower shops, independent grocers and diverse food options. There’s a significant Eastern European community established here, which means you’ll find no shortage of Ukrainian family-style restaurants.

Don't miss:

  • The Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival, a three-day event that happens every September
  • Family-run Patchmon’s Thai Desserts & More for authentic sweets like luk chup (mung bean sweets) and steamed pandanus cakes 
  • Jachenko Bakery for an array of Eastern European treats 
  • Craft beer on tap at Bryden’s, the area’s longest-running pub
  • Amber European Restaurant, where you’ll find comfort foods like goulash, borscht, cabbage rolls and pierogies

BOUNDARIES: Bloor Street West, between Jane Street and Ellis Park Road. 

PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Runnymede and Jane subway stations.

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This area adjacent to the 400-acre High Park is a hive of activity year-round. From Eastern European festivals to summer activities by the lake, there’s much to see and do.