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BLOOR & DUNDASNeighbourhood of Toronto, ON
Toronto Neighbourhood Profile: BLOOR & DUNDAS
Bloor and Dundas - This intersection is a crossroads of neighbourhoods and cultures. This area is quickly transforming into a distinct micro-neighbourhood of its own. Living in this west-end area of Toronto means you have access to all the city has to offer. Walk, bike and commute from the affordable and accessible hub of the city.
This neighbourhood earns a Walk Score of 95; it is an area that does not require a car for daily errands. In terms of transit, Bloor-Dundas is deemed a Rider's paradise with a perfect score of 100. Dundas West TTC station gives you access to the Bloor-Danforth subway line, 14 bus routes and five additional streetcar routes. As a bonus, Dundas West has a MacDonald's built into the station for a caffeine and McMuffin boost in the mornings or a late-night snack in the evenings. By streetcar or subway, it takes just over a half hour to reach downtown Toronto.
GO train commuters have easy access the nearby Bloor Go station (1456 Bloor St. W). For cyclists or pedestrians, the West Toronto Rail path, is a great option for commuting downtown. The multi-use asphalt trail runs from The Junction neighbourhood towards the downtown core.
From Dundas West station, take the streetcar south and visit the charming Roncesvalles Village. This has great stores and cafes to browse and a plethora of restaurants offering everything from traditional Eastern-European foods, gourmet coffee to sushi. The Roncesvalles Polish festival is one of the highlights of living in Toronto during the fall.
Follow Dundas West north to the Junction Triangle and the Junction respectively, these changing neighbourhoods are home to some awesome cafes, organic grocers, brew-pubs and an established art scene of interior designers and antiques. In the summer months, the Junction hosts a farmer's market with locally sourced produce from urban farmers. Established in the summer of 2012, the monthly Junction Flea Market has already guaranteed a reputation as the premiere source for a curated collection of antiques and collectables.
Bloor and Dundas is quite close to Toronto's most significant green space, High Park. Take the quick walk down Bloor west to this urban oasis that draws over one million visitors a year. In the spring, the cherry blossoms in bloom are a sight like no other. For the kids, the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground is better than ever after a rebuild this summer by community volunteers.
Housing includes duplexes, semi-detached homes, condo-style and high rise apartments. Monthly rent in this area ranges from $670 to $1,700 for a bachelor apartment and up to $2,700 for a shared two-bedroom.
Local amenities include lots of options for daily errands. For grocery shopping, choose from the neighbourhood fruit markets or larger grocers such as Fresh Co. and Loblaws. A large LCBO is located five minutes south of the TTC station. Looking for a place to work-out? Bloor Street Boxing and Fitness
24 hour gym is open 24-hours-a-day, this is a casual place to hit the weights or get your cardio on. There is also a conveniently located Toronto public health clinic across the street from Dundas West Station.