Since 1970 when the Bloor West Village BIA was established as the world’s first BIA, it has steadily maintained its reputation as one of Toronto’s most successful neighborhoods. Today Bloor West Village is widely recognized as one of Toronto’s most popular dining and shopping districts. Along with a great mix of retail shops and restaurants, it also boasts a concentration of distinctive bakeries, delicatessens, tea rooms and coffee shops, several of which offer a tempting array of European specialities.
Other highlights of the area include The Old Mill Inn, a restaurant and banquet hall built in the Tudor style, as well as High Park’s gardens, playgrounds, zoo, walking trails and Grenadier Park. The Bloor West Village proudly presents 2 major city events: in July it hosts one of the City’s largest outdoor children’s festival and in September it presents the annual Ukrainian Festival, one of North America’s largest. For three days, visitors can sample Ukrainian food, watch performers, dancers and musicians in traditional costumes. Experience the Bloor West Village lifestyle, a small village in a big city!