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Runnymede-Bloor West Village

Spend afternoons at one of the many kid-friendly parks, weekend mornings sipping coffee while you stroll past unique independent shops, and evenings settling into your charming home on a friendly street.

That’s living in Runnymede-Bloor West Village. It is one of the city’s most family-oriented and safest communities that radiates a true neighbourhood feeling.

Home prices in Runnymede-Bloor West Village vary by school catchment and the home’s proximity to Bloor Street West. Here is what a home typically sells for in each community (Sourced TREB July 2018 – March 2019):

Runnymede: $1,121,972 Detached | $1,021,400 Semi
Bloor West Village: $1,471,615 Detached | $1,072,563 Semi

The Basics

  • Walk everywhere for fresh produce, bakery, butcher, deli, fish market & other grocery items
  • Excellent selection of highly desired schools within walking distance
  • Catch the latest blockbuster movie at the Humber Cinemas

Runnymede

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Community

From singles and young families to empty nesters and seniors, residents of all ages live harmoniously here. It is a blossoming community, with many first-time buyers purchasing their starter homes here, but also very established and safe. You’ll find large and small parks here, making it incredibly kid- and dog-friendly.

Amenities

With more small, family-owned businesses here than big box or chain stores, Runnymede has a unique offering of shopping and dining (take a stroll down Annette Street to see for yourself).

Well connected to Bloor West, you have every convenience of corner shops and transit nearby. While you can walk to almost any amenity, Jane Station is just a short bus ride away for your travels or commute, as well as access to the highways.

Schools here are equally accommodating, with family-friendly services and programs that enrich students’ lives in and out of school.

Activities

You can also take a trip to High Park in the spring to catch a glimpse of the famous cherry blossoms, and be sure to enjoy the petting zoo, playgrounds, and other amenities while you’re there.

Mark your calendars for the many kid-friendly festivals throughout the year. including StreetFest (formerly KidsFest) held in July, St. Joseph’s Halloween Fest, Santa in the Village, and North America’s largest Ukrainian festival.

Real Estate

The majority of Runnymede real estate consists of semi-detached and detached homes. Runnymede-Bloor West Village real estate is mostly owner-occupied, providing residents with a more established community that is less transient than rental-heavy neighbourhoods. Homes in this area are perfectly situated close to highly-rated schools and ample transit options.

Bloor West Village

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Community

Welcome to Bloor West Village: a small village in a big city! With its beauty, friendly community, lush greenery, and Eastern European flair, this neighbourhood lives up to its tagline.

The charming Bloor West Village real estate is home to a diverse crowd. Families, seniors, dog-lovers, and everyone in between come together in this neighbourhood to form a vibrant atmosphere and strong sense of community.

Residents are dedicated to keeping the neighbourhood green and protecting the beautiful canopy of trees, as this area is home to not only their children and many multi-generational families, but to an array of nature’s neighbours. You can spot cardinals, woodpeckers, and Cooper’s hawks flying from branch to branch, as well as butterflies (including Monarchs) in the spring and summer.

Amenities

Going car-free has never been easier than it is in Bloor West Village. This neighbourhood is highly walkable and cyclist-friendly, with bike trails and clean sidewalks that can lead you two either Jane Station or Runnymede Station if you need the TTC. The neighbourhood is also a less than 20-minute drive to Pearson Airport (or you can take the nearby UP Express) and is close to the highways for longer trips.

This neighbourhood’s walkability provides residents with everyday ease as they can run errands, shop, dine, or drop their kids off at school all on foot! The neighbourhood is dotted with recreational amenities, including many parks and tennis courts. There’s diverse selection of shops to choose from on Bloor Street – many of which are dog-friendly.

From Catholic schools to public elementary and high schools, residents have a lot of choice in this neighbourhood, including highly-ranking schools such as Ursula Franklin Academy and Humberside Collegiate Institute. Bloor West’s public schooling is some of the best in Toronto; Runnymede Junior and Senior Public School ranks at the top, with a 9.4/10 Fraser Institute rating.

Activities

Bloor West Village has a high number of parks throughout the neighbourhood. George Chater Park, Neil McLellan Park, and Kennedy-Margdon Parkette offer small green spaces or playgrounds for children to play.

A central hub for Bloor West Village families and dog lovers, Beresford Park includes a dog park, playground, splash pad, and an ice rink in the winter for all to enjoy.

Then there is High Park, just steps away from Bloor West Village. The city’s largest park boasts a petting zoo, off-leash dog area, outdoor pool, indoor ice rink, splash pad, wading pool, playgrounds, soccer fields, ball diamonds, and more. Toronto theatre group CanStage presents the much-loved show “Shakespeare in the Park” here every summer.

In the summer, visit Max’s Market for picnic items and then walk to a park for picnic or bike along the Humber River trails. In the colder months, we recommend filling up a thermos with hot chocolate and tobogganing at a park or ice-skating on a neighbourhood ice rink.

Real Estate

Throughout Bloor West Village real estate you will find semi-detached home and detached homes averaging three or four bedrooms on 25 to 30-foot lots. The majority of the homes here are Victorian-era with plenty of character.

There is the occasional modern new build as well, as many homeowners are updating Bloor West Village real estate with basements, additional floors, and other remodelling efforts inside and out. There are very few homes for rent in this neighbourhood as most are owner-occupied.

Schools

School Fraser Institute Score Address
Runnymede Jr & Sr Public School 9.4 357 Runnymede Rd
King George Jr. Public School 6.9 25 Rexford Road
Humberside Collegiate Institute 8.1 280 Quebec Avenue
Western Tech Commercial School 4.6 125 Evelyn Crescent
Ursula Franklin Academy 9.1 125 Evelyn Crescent
Runnymede Collegiate Institute 3.9 569 Jane St.
School Fraser Institute Score Address
St. Pius 8.6 71 Jane Street
James Culnan 3.5 605 Willard Avenue
St. Cecilia 7.6 355 Annette Street
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton 4.4 1515 Bloor Street West
Bishop Allen Academy 7.1 721 Royal York Road

Local Gems

Jane Flowers

371 Jane Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Canary & Fox Micro Market

778 Annette Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Jane/Dundas Public Library

620 Jane Street, York, ON, Canada

Runnymede Health Care Centre

625 Runnymede Road, Toronto, ON, Canada

Rago & Garafalo

303 Jane Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Pegrolls

558 Jane Street, York, ON, Canada

The Cheese Boutique

45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3P2

Max’s Market

2299 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1N9

Humber Cinemas

2442 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1P8

City Canteen

2279 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1P1, Canada

Baka Gallery Cafe

2256 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Canada

High Park

1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Zaza Espresso Bar

256 Beresford Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Trixie

2313 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

The One That Got Away

2392 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

The Good Fork

2432 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Swan and Firkin

2205 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Shakey’s

2255 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Queen’s Pasta

785 Annette Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Pine on Bloor

403 Jane Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Patisserie 27

401 Jane Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Merry Go Round

2284 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Koffea Espresso Bar

257A Willard Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Grillway

523 Annette Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Diaper-eez

501 Runnymede Road, Toronto, ON, Canada

Coffee Tree Roastery

2412 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Coffee Culture

399 Jane Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Book City

2354 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Beresford Park & Skating Rink

400 Beresford Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Baka Gallery Café

2256 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

A Changing Nest

572 Annette Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Queen Margherita Pizza

785 Annette Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Mad Mexican

405 Jane Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Campo

244 Jane Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Baby Point Hardware

777 Annette Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

High Park

1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

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