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Bloor West Village and the Junction- Toronto Neighbourhoods

There are many Neighbourhoods in the Toronto area.  Sometimes we need a map to keep them all straight. Each Neighbourhood brings something different to this wonderful city, whether it be a festival, great food or one of a kind shopping. BIA's help keep these different Neighbourhoods thriving for the communities they serve.

Crightonism: These "Neighbourhood" images are actually collages of the highlights of the various communities. In each illustration the most interesting shops are all in the vicinity but not necessarily located next door to each other in reality. I seem to have a knack for making things fit together in a pleasing manner. Bloor West Village #1 was the first of it's kind in this series.

The Bloor and Dundas Intersection Is located in the south west part of Toronto. It is hard to imagine when you are in the centre of the city that Bloor and Dundas could intersect - but the do!   Both streets run parallel to each other until  Ossington when Dundas West curves upward causing the two streets to meet. The intersection is nestled between the Junction Triangle on the east and Roncesvalles Village to its west. Both neighbourhoods have tons to offer their communities and have been raved about online for years


Bloor and Dundas Intersection

Crightonism:This Neighbourhood includes the office of my dentist. "Dorval Dental" Dr. Richard Styka... Painless :)


Photo courtesy of  Peter Foy, Snap'd Magazine (Bloor West)
David participates in many neighbourhood art events and community activities.  His neighbourhood encompasses the multitude of neighbouhoods in the West End.   Last Sunday we attended the High Park Harvest Festival.  It was an awesome day with lots of families out enjoying the beautiful weather and the park.  We always have a draw to win an art print at our events and we want to congratulate Jim Jomes as the lucky winner.  We provide a credit for the value of a small archival paper art print of your choice towards a larger print or ready to hang canvas (upgrade at your expense!)



Swansea Fire Station

The Swansea neighbourhood was originally its own municipality, then called the Village of Swansea. It was  later annexed by the city of Toronto in 1967. The neighbourhood is known for it's beautiful natural features as well as it's many man made ones. Because of its proximity to Bloor West Village it is heavily influenced by the neighbourhood. This part of Bloor has seen many evolutions in the recent years. Although it is a small neighbourhood, it is one that leaves you with an impression of pleasant and quaint living.

Crightonism: I was inside this fire station one afternoon delivering some prints when the ALARM went OFF!!!!! It was exciting to be there of course and see how the firefighters responded with practiced efficiency to the call. It was conditioned response for them but quite "Alarming" for ME. Very cool :)


Bloor west Village

  Bloor West Village is located between two neighbourhoods, to the east Runnymede, and to the south Swansea Village. It stretched from Jane Street to Ellis Park and has over 400 shops in between! The neighbourhood is known for its community events and this Halloween festivities. The Bloor West BIA will be throwing the Toronto West Halloween Fest. The event will feature a street festival and live entertainment. The Bloor West BIA is one of the oldest, it was founded in 1970. It helps keep the Bloor West neighbourhood thriving and we hope so for many years to come.

Crightonism:  This is my FIRST version of Bloor West Village and my sentimental favourite :)

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