The tree-lined streets in this area, which was annexed by the city of Toronto in 1909, make this a popular residential neighbourhood. While Bloor St. West is always full of life, the inner neighbourhood consists almost entirely of housing, rather than a mix of businesses, and so the streets are relatively quiet. The immediate area around Bloor Street is commonly known as Bloor West Village after the shopping area along Bloor Street, whereas the area to the north is considered the Runnymede neighbourhood.
With 9 public schools, 7 Catholic schools, and 1 private school in this neighbourhood, your kids can get a great education.
This neighbourhood is park heaven, with 3 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, including: