In 1909 Bloor West Village became part of the City of Toronto resulting in the area quickly growing into what we know it as today. Throughout the 20s and 30s businesses starting opening their doors which increased the residential development. Before this time Bloor street was a highway that stretched from the east end of Toronto to the west of Ontario.
Today Bloor West village is home to restaurants and pubs like Queens Pasta, A Dark Horse Gin Mill and the Toronto institution Bloor Jane Diner. Along side these restaurants are a overabundance of fresh produce and flower shops, Eastern European food delis and fashion stores The Bloor West Village BIA (the first of its kind) is well known for putting on the Ukrainian and Halloween festivals among others the many others that attract families with young children
Most of the homes in the area were built in the early 1900s and have very similar detached two story layouts. Oak floors and accents are popular in these homes as well as cozy porches. Dozens of parks and schools surround the area making it a desired place to live for young families. Situated between Jane and Runneymede subway stations the area makes an easy trip for downtown commuters.