Via Bloor is a tale of two buildings set to become a neighbourhood of people, public spaces and culturally rich experiences. Envisioned as a new retail promenade, Tridel will be extending Bloor Street’s famed shopping to create Via Bloor. More than a revitalization, it will inspire you to shop, eat, explore and live. It will become a boulevard of urbanity and greenery framed by Yorkville, Rosedale Village and the Danforth.
Small spaces, big impact. Blink and you might miss them. To the untrained eye they might seem unexceptional. But upon closer inspection a world of incredible flavor, distinguished technique, and amazing value is revealed.
Call it a renaissance. Call it culinary resillience. Just don’t call me late for dinner. Cabbagetown, one of Toronto’s most long-standing neighbourhoods is having its moment. With an influx of restaurants to suit all tastes, there’s never been a better time for a night out on the town.
Monday to Friday: 11am - 7pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 12 noon - 6pm
4800 Dufferin St. Entrance B
Toronto, ON M3H 5S9
A diverse and thriving slice of city, a dynamic and constantly buzzing urban experience anchored by its most character-enhancing asset: its people. They keep it interesting and make it their own. This is a community that writes its own story.
People of #ViaBloor – Clay & Pat. U of T Football Freshmen On starting their freshmen year as athletes at the University of Toronto: “Very excited to be coming here for school. It’s a little weird coming from the States back to Canadian football. Really good school, we’re in Business program. As student athletes, we have gotten the whole spiel, people telling us how hard it’s going to be. Lots of anticipation on what to expect.” On Bloor: “We’re in res, so not that far. We walk on Bloor every day to get to practice. It’s cool how central it is, and being in the city. We’re coming from an isolated prep school. This is definitely a change of pace.” #toronto #condo #bloorstreet
People of #ViaBloor – Emily. Colourist at Fiorio Hair Salon “I like it because you’re around so much. I love coming out of work and there’s bands playing in the park. It’s pretty central. I also like all the small businesses and little coffee shops. The people are really good. You get a wide selection from an older crowd of people who have been living here for years, and then the young crowd who works in the neighbourhood who comes after work. The demographic is pretty wide.” Bloor in one word? “I’d say, happening.” #ViaBloor #tridel #toronto #condo #bloorstreet
People of #ViaBloor – Nicole Fraser Out shopping on Bloor Street. "I love shopping down here. It's my favourite area to shop, absolutely." Bloor in One Word: “High-End Shopping. It's one of the nicest areas in Toronto. If you're in New York, you come to mid-town Manhattan. If you come to Toronto, this is where you're shopping." #ViaBloor #Toronto #condo #bloorstreet #bloor
People of #ViaBloor – Gonzalo. Neapolitan PiCo Maker On working at PiCo since it opened: “This is my life. We were taught by a real Italian. He kept feeding us. Showing us what it’s really like. He set a huge standard for us to model.” On Bloor: “It’s beautiful. There’s a lot of traffic. I noticed a lot of women get pizza. You see people walking, walking fast, they got somewhere to go. For them time is money.” Bloor in One Word: Good looking people. #bloorstreet #toronto #condo #tridel
People of #ViaBloor – Anna Kulesz Student from McMaster University doing a field course studying the geography of certain areas in Toronto. Village of Yorkville Park, a spot her professor picked. “This is my map that I created. Kind of getting insights of what people do here, how they interact with the space. The mix of the new and the old.” How do you find Bloor Street? “I love it. I just texted my boyfriend that he needs to take the train here on Friday night so we can go out once I’m done my course. I’m really surprised. You know, I’m a Hamiltonian. I will admit I came here a little jaded….but I can see why people like Toronto so much.” #toronto #condo #bloor #bloorstreet
People of #ViaBloor – Leah McWatters Florist at Sweet Woodruﬀ Flower Cart Pop‐Up Stand outside Club Monaco on Bloor “The market alone adds to Bloor Street. We’re here everyday in the summer months, Monday to Sunday, 9am to 8pm. Sometimes on the weekend they have harp players.” “The concept started in Tokyo, Hamptons and the 5th Avenue store. Toronto is the 4th to have this market outside a Club Monaco store.” “The market sets it apart. I like the aesthetic it brings, feels very European. Toronto especially on Bloor Street needs more of these things.” #ViaBloor #Toronto #torontocondo #bloorstreet #bloor
People of #ViaBloor Silvio Ruffolo – Store Manager of Holt Renfrew Men What does it mean to you to work on Bloor? “I’m not going to say it’s an honour, but I think it’s a privilege. Because it truly is the Rodeo Drive of Canada. The fact that we’re pretty much the best location on Bloor that just raises our expectations. Celebrities are always coming in so you have to be on you’re a game all the time.” Bloor in One Word: “Sexy. Definitely sexy, everything about it. The stores, the people, the product, the restaurants, the cars, the hangouts, the lounges. It’s just a sexy place. If that’s not a proper word, cosmopolitan. Very cosmopolitan.” #ViaBloor #toronto #torontocondo
Taylor Schieman Rosedale Valley Runner “I live just down the street. I usually go for a jog around the Brickworks.” What does it mean to live around Bloor? “For me, it’s mainly access to the subway, access to everything being central, so convenient. It’s close to my gym, there’s restaurants, grocery stores, all that kind of stuff.” #ViaBloor #toronto