This is a photograph showing the High Park Mineral Baths, formerly located on Bloor Street West, in 1915.
High Park Mineral Baths, 1915. Toronto Public Library

The Bloor West Village HCD Study was prioritized by City Council in March 2015, and is being undertaken in coordination with the Bloor West Village Avenue Study. The HCD Study was recommended to provide an understanding of the area’s history and heritage character and to determine if an HCD would be an appropriate heritage planning tool.

The City Planning Division initiated the Bloor West Village HCD Study in Fall 2017 and retained an external consultant, Stantec, to prepare an HCD Study report.

The Bloor West Village HCD Study will include a comprehensive property inventory, historical research, character analysis, evaluation of the area’s heritage value, and review of the area’s existing planning framework. The study process includes two public meetings, as well as the convening of two community advisory groups to provide specific and detailed feedback on research, analysis and recommendations.

the Bloor West Village HCD Study Area includes properties fronting onto Bloor Street West between Keele Street and the Humber River. The Study Area may be refined through the Study process, and does not necessarily reflect any future HCD boundary.

This is a map of the study area boundary for the Bloor West Village HCD Study
Bloor West Village HCD Study area Boundary

The Bloor West Village HCD Study was initiated in Fall 2017 and is estimated to be completed by Summer 2018. Once the study phase is complete the consultant’s report and an accompanying staff report will be presented to the Toronto Preservation Board for endorsement, before proceeding to the development of an HCD Plan.