The Bloor West Village Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study was initiated in Fall 2017, and will include research, a built form survey, analysis and heritage evaluation to determine if the Study Area warrants designation as a HCD. The HCD Study and any recommendations will be presented to the Toronto Preservation Board upon completion.
Bloor West Village is an established main street that was primarily developed in the early to mid-20th century. It is bound by two significant natural features – High Park to the east and the Humber River to the west. It has historically been a significant demarcating road, dividing distinct communities such as the Village of Swansea, the City of West Toronto, and the Village of Brockton prior to their amalgamation with the growing City of Toronto. It’s built form character reflects past communities and responds to those natural features, as well as broader city developments, such as the construction of the Bloor Street streetcar in the 1920s, and the extension of the subway through the area in the 1960s.
The City is conducting a separate, yet coordinated Bloor West Village Avenue Study. This study will assess the land uses, transportation and servicing infrastructure, community services and facilities, built form character and redevelopment potential of the study area.