Runnymede-Bloor West Village Toronto Neighbourdhood
Runnymede is found West of the High Park North neighbourhood and East of Baby Point. It is located just North of Bloor Street West, between Jane Street and Runnymede Road. Bloor West Village, the area around Bloor Street is filled with stores for shopping, which makes this neighbourhood convenient for families to live in, as it is close to many amenities.
Bloor West Village is a shopping district made up of over 400 businesses, which include shops, restaurants, cafes, and other services such as clothing, shoes, home decor and books. This area is where residents are able to spend their time shopping, socializing, or simply just walk around.
Houses that are found in the Runnymede neighbourhood are usually 2-storey American Craftsman Style brick houses. Renovations are arising to tear down older homes to build much larger and more modern homes in this area, as it is ideal for more young modern-day families and the next generations. High-rise apartments are not permitted to be built in this area in order to maintain the quiet, residential character of the neighbourhood. The close proximity of businesses to this residential area reduces vehicle use, because most amenities are of walking distance.
Schools in this neighbourhood range from public or catholic elementary and high schools, which also makes this neighbourhood ideal for families with either teenagers or young ones.
As for transportation, Jane and Runnymede subway stations can be found along Bloor Street, which are part of the Bloor-Danforth subway line. TTC local buses run going up North from Jane station, and both North and South from Runnymede station. During early morning hours, a night bus runs along Bloor Street in place of the subway line. Since more people are using bicycles to get around, bike lanes have been newly implemented and are available for use along Runnymede Road and Jane Street.
Other than the busy shopping area on Bloor Street, this neighbourhood is calm and quiet in its residential area, which is good for families with young children or anyone who likes a peaceful environment.
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