Every year come fall, the entire real estate industry begins to gear up for what always promises to be one of the busiest times of the year — the fall selling season.
At Sidorova Inwood, our entire team knows that (traditionally speaking) our office is about to get quite hectic, and that our full attention and focus are going to be required in order to help our clients buy and sell homes.
That’s why during this time of year, in particular, we depend on many of our local surrounding businesses to keep us fed and fuelled (and fast) so that we can concentrate on what we do best — helping our clients achieve their biggest real estate goals.
So, come this active and lively fall selling season, we want to highlight those amazing local businesses in Bloor West Village that we’ve been able to continuously count on to help keep us and our clients happy.
Queen’s Pasta Cafe
Located at the corner of Bloor Street West and Durie Street, just west of Runnymede Road, Queen’s Pasta Cafe at 2263 Bloor Street West is a true neighbourhood staple. No points for guessing which Italian-inspired dishes this iconic Bloor West Village restaurant is celebrated for making…
As you might expect, Queen’s Pasta Cafe has one of the most well-rounded selections of fresh, handmade pasta dishes on its menu. However, pasta isn’t the only thing they do well. Between their stellar starters (like Bruschetta and Burrata), their inspiring salads (try the Mixed Field Greens with Goat Cheese), and their delicious entrees (the Veal Picata Al Limone can’t be beaten), there’s something for everyone at Queen’s Pasta Cafe.
Plus, their fully-decked-out street-side patio offers a wonderful outdoor ambience right in the middle of prime Bloor West Village, and has hosted our office for many of our most memorable team lunches this summer.
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Bloor Meat Market
Found just a few doors down from Queen’s Pasta Cafe is another one of Bloor West Village’s most dependable businesses for next-level food, the Bloor Meat Market. Located at 2283 Bloor Street West, this family-owned and operated butcher shop is where you can find some of the very best premium meat products in the area.
Since opening its doors all the way back in 1929, the Bloor Meat Market has been a heralded Bloor West Village institution for generations of local residents, though it’s more than just their amazing meat products that have kept customers coming back for almost 100 years.
Bloor Meat Market always offers a top-notch customer experience, with their staff among the kindest and most knowledgeable in the butcher shop game anywhere in Toronto. If you’ve been looking for a place to grab a premium steak, tray of burgers, or essentially any other carnivorous treat, let the professionals at Bloor Meat Market take care of you.
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Snappers Fish Market
Head directly across the street from Bloor Meat Market to the north side of Bloor and you’ll find another one of our tried-and-tested BWV grocers, Snappers Fish Market at 263 Durie Street. If you’re a lover of top-quality fresh fish like we are, we can confidently say that you’ll have a blast shopping around at Snappers.
In our opinion, this is the best place in the neighbourhood to buy fish, not just because their selection is so comprehensive, but because the quality and freshness of their fish are unparalleled. In fact, it was among Snappers Fish Market’s original goals to help dispel the common misconception that ‘all fish tastes fishy,’ by redefining the west end’s entire experience with fresh fish.
Presenting a plethora of premium-quality pescatarian products to choose from on a daily basis, there are no right or wrong choices when you shop at Snappers. Stop by ahead of your next dinner party to pick up some essentials, like oysters, king crab, or beautiful Hokkaido scallops.
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Baka Gallery Cafe
Head just one street east to the corner of Beresford Avenue and Bloor and you’ll find the Baka Gallery Cafe at 2256 Bloor Street West. This true neighbourhood gem is a unique BWV establishment, as they not only serve up some of the tastiest gourmet pastries and pour some of the most satisfying coffee-based drinks but also hosts some of the neighbourhood’s most interesting events too.
A fully operating cafe and restaurant by day, the Baka Gallery Cafe is also a bookable event space where many local artists, performers, and businesspeople have hosted events and exhibitions. The light-filled open concept room offers the ideal area to hang photography or other visual artworks or alternatively be transformed into a stage or performance space.
Whether you intend on stopping by for a coffee and a bite to eat or are doing some location scouting for your next gallery show or presentation, make sure you check out Bloor West Village’s Baka Gallery Cafe soon.
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Lemon And Lavender
While it’s pretty clear we’re a food-obsessed team, we also naturally love design and decor, being real estate professionals and all. And when it comes to the best boutiques in Bloor West Village for gifts and decor, there’s no better spot than Lemon And Lavender at 2314 Bloor Street West.
Offering an extensive selection of home goods, decor items, gifts, stationery, and crafting accessories, there’s almost nothing you can’t find at Lemon And Lavender. This do-it-all BWV boutique is a genuine lifesaver, especially when you’re in need of a last-minute card or gift idea for a friend or loved one.
Every neighbourhood needs a cute and quaint little general store like this one, but only the lucky residents of Bloor West Village enjoy daily access to Lemon And Lavender. Next time you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and say we sent you!
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