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Bloor West Village

Looking east on Bloor Street, the main commercial drag of Bloor West Village

Bloor West Village is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, that is bounded by Bloor Street West to the south, Runnymede Road to the east, Jane Street to the west, and Annette Street to the north. The centrepiece of the community is the shopping district on Bloor Street that runs the length of the neighbourhood.

Bloor West Village's first residents were immigrants of Eastern European origin. These residents helped found the Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area, the first of its kind in Canada and an idea that would soon be copied in other neighbourhoods across the city and country.

Homes in this neighbourhood are generally characterized by deep porches and wood trim on the facades. Streets in this streetcar suburb, which was annexed by the city of Toronto in 1909 make this a popular residential neighbourhood. Much of its development is owed to the creation of a streetcar line along Bloor Street, which was later replaced by the Bloor-Danforth subway line, built in the 1960s.

The Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival, which celebrates the prominent Ukrainian influence in the community, takes place in August of each year and is one of the city's most popular events. It draws tens of thousands of people per year.