Bloor West Village: Springter | Bloor West Village

Bloor West Village: Springter

February 28, 2024

A bit late for a February blog, innit? I mean…a blog post…for the month of February…less than two days before February ends…a bit of a “bombastic side eye” moment, wouldn’t you agree? Well! It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on the month, but also for a little sneak peek of what’s to come in the next. Just like we’re in between Winter and Spring, call this the blog version of it – a little springter post, if you will.

Ready for it? Let’s go!

February Recap



February is known as the season of love – heart-shaped decorations, shades of red and pink along Bloor West, beautifully curated bouquets, you name it – and Bloor West Village sure was beaming with it. Here, in the village, we celebrated love for Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day for friends), with shops offering multiple gift ideas and restaurants offering special deals and activities for couples. We celebrated love for Family Day, with businesses offering deals and family-focused activities such as GATTO Wood Oven Pizza‘s pizza making workshop. We also celebrated love on the occasion of Lunar New Year, with families engaging in their cultural traditions such as offering Angpao, the traditional Red Envelope, and special Asian dishes such as the Lucky Rice Cake soup.

The community further celebrated its love by welcoming two new businesses! Bloor West Village came together and extended the warmth it is so well known for to:

  • Marcia Esthetics | 2250B Bloor St W.
    Where expertise meets tranquility in every service, step into a world of relaxed beauty and indulgence, with an array of European-inspired aesthetic services designed to enhance your natural beauty and elevate your self-care experience. (Psst! Check out our highlight reel!)
  • Wake’A B00 Breakfast Bar | 2279 Bloor St W.
    Instagram-worthy breakfast bar and brunch spot offering a selection of dishes that give off both a sophisticated aesthetic with the presentation, complemented with the warm gushy feeling of nostalgia that reminds you of Sunday mornings at home.

Whether you’re on a coffee date to catch up with your friends, or having an intimate dinner at a restaurant with that someone special, or sharing a fresh pastry with grammy, or even just enjoying the beauty that this village offers, love is in every corner of the charming Bloor West Village.


Currently in Bloor West Village



Are you looking for an exciting family activity? Here’s an idea that might be just the perfect one for you!

Bloor West Village BIA has partnered with Friends of the High Park Zoo to give away ONE FREE FAMILY PASS each week until March 22nd, 2024. 

Part outdoor scavenger hunt, part amazing race, the Bonnie & Clyde High Park Escapade (B&CHPE) is a customized game for parents, and kids (ages 8 through 16, as well as all adults) to explore High Park and High Park Zoo, via a mobile app. Learn more on the ClueSolvers website!

The purpose of the game is to add a layer of engagement and interactivity to the Park and Zoo experience, while offering an opportunity to educate visitors about the Zoo’s residents. More broadly, the game is about High Park, its historical land use and importance to biodiversity and conservation.

To make things even more exciting, you could win one free family pass each week until March 22nd! There are four more draws left – four opportunities for one lucky family to win – at the following dates:

  • March 1
  • March 8
  • March 15
  • March 22

Learn more and enter to win here! So, are you the next lucky winner?



What’s Next



The “Easter Bunny in the Village” is back!!

On Saturday, March 30th, from 10AM to 3PM, join us for a FREE fun family day in Bloor West Village, at the heart located at Bloor St W & Willard Ave (north east corner of Bloor St W.)!

Here’s an idea: Put on your soft fuzzy onesie, snag some cute bunny ears, meet the Easter Bunny and snap a nice photo for the books. Then, get creative with an engaging crafts activity for the kids, followed by a thrilling scavenger hunt for chocolate eggs* from participating businesses along Bloor St West. Psst! Bring your Easter basket! 😉
*While supplies last

We invite you to end the day with a nice stroll along the streets of Bloor St W., exploring our diverse and unique boutique shops, grabbing a coffee or dinner at one of our many high-rated coffee shops or restaurants, and of course, a nice dessert to conclude the whole day.

Are you ready for an egg-citing day? Celebrate and spend the Easter long weekend with us with a hopping good time!

Learn more here!




Togetherness, warmth, friendliness, love, joy, family – these are a few of the many words that Bloor West Village portrays. Whether you were able to catch a glimpse of Bloor West Village lately, or you are planning to experience the charm of the village soon, you can expect to be welcomed with exceptional customer service from our business owners, mesmerized with the sweet aromas of freshly baked pastries or the captivating flavours of the various restaurants, and of course the simple beauty of the village. An enchanting adventure awaits, and we are excited to welcome you, in the Bloor West Village way! See you soon!