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.