Our Favourite Places in Bloor West Village

Mar 20, 2017

Here we grow again! We are very excited to be adding our fourth location in the beautiful, trendy area of Bloor West Village. This vibrant neighbourhood is is brimming with local boutiques, shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Within within walking distance from schools, community centres and beautiful parks. Bloor West is definitely an amazing area for growing families!

Here are some of our favourite places:

High Park

High Park is truly one of Toronto’s most beautiful green spaces. There was no question to us that we had to include it on our list given the values we hold in getting out into nature and being kind to our environment. High Park spreads 400 acres and offers hiking paths, gardens, sporting grounds, picnic spaces, a vast off-leash dog park, a petting zoo and a pretty impressive adventure park that would dazzle any child.

Foods For Life

To our team of nutritionists at Village Juicery, Foods For Life health food store is like a candy store. Although it is a tiny space, this health food store that has been around for 38 years is stocked with a wide variety of super foods, supplements and health food products proving that size really doesn’t matter. Not to mention, the items it houses are at some of the best prices in the city. The staff is very knowledgeable and more than willing to take the time to answer your wellness woes.

The Good Fork

This is the place to be for comfort food. The Good Fork is a bi-level, casual establishment that prepares everything in house with ingredients from local farmers with influences from Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. They are well known for their delicious seasonal brunch, as well, as their creative dinner menu that changes weekly. We love supporting local businesses and we highly recommend this gem. It does become quite busy on weekends – make sure to pop in early to beat the rush!

Baka Gallery Café

Filled with freshly made foods, homemade pastries, delicious coffee, and cold pressed juice provided by yours truly, Baka Gallery Café really has something for everybody. From a coffee menu curated by Toronto’s coffee darling Sam James, to a delicious list of dishes that satisfy both plant and meat eaters alike, Baka has really become the neighbourhood spot that never lets us down! Designed to be a cafe by day, and an event space by night, Baka’s clean, modern decor and versatility (it has two floors of seating!) makes it an ideal space for both date night, and work sessions alike.

Generate Fitness

It can be tough finding a great place to work out. Lucky for us, Generate Fitness gets top marks and is just across the street! They have a huge roster of classes and a gorgeous, bright space. Originally a Studebaker dealership in the 1930s, it has been restored using non-toxic paint and salvaged wood. And by far our favourite feature of the space: the electricity generating cardio equipment! Generate Fitness also caters to the needs of the community; they have set up an on-site day care, a book club, and have partnered with a local farm to bring fresh food to its members. Now that is a studio we can get behind!

 

By Roxy Thomas NNCP, Stephani Fenkanyn CNP and Marie Schoppen RHN, nutritionists at Village Juicery