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Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th...

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History

The street is named after Joseph Bloor (or Bloore), a developer of this area in the 19th century who founded the Village of Yorkville in 1830. He is buried at Necropolis Cemetery on Bayview Avenue and Rosedale Valley Road. Bloor Street Bloor Street Yorkville is an affluent neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Necropolis Cemetery is the oldest burial grounds in Toronto. ... Bayview Avenue is a major north-south route in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Bloor Street in Toronto runs from the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) in Toronto's east-end into the west-end and into Mississauga where it ends at Central Parkway. East of the DVP, Bloor Street becomes Danforth Avenue. In downtown, especially around the intersection with Bay Street, it is one of the most exclusive stretches of real estate in Toronto. Don Valley Parkway, looking northbound, in typical rush-hour traffic The Don Valley Parkway (often referred to as the DVP or simply as The Parkway) is a controlled-access six-lane freeway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, so named because it runs through the scenic Don River Valley. ... For the First Nation, see Mississaugas. ... Danforth Avenue is a east-west route in east Toronto. ... Torontos Bay Street in the heart of the financial district. ...

Bustling intersection of Bloor and Bay Streets in April 2006.
Bustling intersection of Bloor and Bay Streets in April 2006.

The approximately 25 kilometre street contains a significant cross-sample of Toronto's ethnic communities. Beginning at Danforth and continuing west, one will pass through Toronto's Greek,Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Polish, Korean and Croatian communities. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 934 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The busy intersection of Bloor and Bay Streets on the afternoon of April 28, 2006, looking east along Bloor. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 934 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The busy intersection of Bloor and Bay Streets on the afternoon of April 28, 2006, looking east along Bloor. ...


Bloor Street serves as the northern-most edge of the campus of the University of Toronto, and is host to several of Toronto's historic sites including the Bata Shoe Museum, the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Annex, and the southern edge of Yorkville. The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Bata Shoe Museum The Bata Shoe Museum, in Toronto, Canada, is a place dedicated to the history of footwear. ... The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) is a music school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Annex is a neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ...


The Bloor-Danforth subway line runs along the Toronto portion of the roadway between Kipling and the start of Danforth Avenue. The Bloor-Danforth Line is the main east-west subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. ... Kipling Avenue is a Toronto street, named for Rudyard Kipling, who may or may not have been travelling through on the road to Woodbridge, Ontario. ...


Rents on the upscale Bloor Street have doubled in 4 years, ranking as the 22nd most expensive retail location in the world in 2006, up two spots from 2005. Nationally, Vancouver's upscale Robson Street tied with Bloor Street West as the most expensive street in Canada, with an annual average rental price of $208 per square foot.[1] Robson street at night Robson Street is a major southeast-northwest thoroughfare in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods along Bloor, from west to east with approximate street addresses, include:

Markland Wood is a quiet, middle class neighbourhood located in Etobicoke (west Toronto), Ontario, Canada bounded by Etobicoke Creek to the west, Elmcrest (Renforth) Creek to the east and surrounded by the Markland Wood Country Club, golf coarse. ... Islington is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Kingsway is an upscale residential neighbourhood in the former city of Etobicoke, Ontario, which has since merged into the city of Toronto. ... Old Mill is a neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the banks of the Humber River. ... Looking east on Bloor Street, the main commercial drag of Bloor West Village Bloor West Village is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is bounded by Bloor Street West to the South, Runnymede Road to the East, Jane Street to the West, and Annette Street to the North. ... Looking down upon the Hillside Gardens and Grenadier Pond. ... The Junction, is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that derives its name from a junction of four railway lines in the area known as the West Toronto Diamond. ... Bloordale Village is a neighbourhood located in Toronto, Ontario. ... Palmerston Boulevard is notable street in the city of Toronto, Canada. ... Street signs in Korea Town. ... Toronto, Ontario, Canada is called the city of neighbourhoods because of the strength and vitality of its many communities. ... The Annex is a neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Bloor Street Bloor Street Yorkville is an affluent neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... I wont stop until Dat dere cell-tech is on the English language article: Ronnie coleman! ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Buildings/Parks

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... The Royal Ontario Museum, commonly known as the ROM (rhyming with Tom), is a major museum for world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Christie Pits, 1914. ... The Bloor Street Viaduct, or simply the Viaduct, is the popular name of a bridge that spans the Don River Valley in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, crossing over the Don Valley Parkway and Bayview Avenue as well as the river. ... Looking down upon the Hillside Gardens and Grenadier Pond. ... The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) is a music school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is noted throughout the country. ... The Bata Shoe Museum The Bata Shoe Museum, in Toronto, Canada, is a place dedicated to the history of footwear. ... Bloor Street United Church Bloor Street United Church is a United Church of Canada church on Bloor Street in downtown Toronto. ... Address 945 Bloor Street East City Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 2M8 Established 1967 Type Public Secondary Principal Karen Guyatt Grades 9 to 12 District Peel District School Board Mascot Axemen Colors Red, White and Blue School website Applewood Height Secondary School Home Page Applewood Heights Secondary School (AHSS) is a public...

Shopping

The Bloor and Yonge intersection is one of the most popular and trendy shopping areas in Toronto, housing several large, well-known fashion and jewellery companies such as Gucci, Hermès, Christian Dior, Chanel, Tiffany & Co., MAC Cosmetics, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, and Prada. It also has several small Canadian designers and shops popular amongst Canadians and Torontonians, such as Over the Rainbow, Aritzia and Lululemon. Cumberland Terrace Cumberland Terrace is a famous terrace in London. ... The Manulife Centre is a 51 storey complex in the heart of the Yorkville district of Toronto at 44 Charles Street. ... The Hudson Bay Centre Hudson Bay Centre at 2 Bloor Street East is an international style office tower. ... Holt Renfrew is a high end Canadian department store often compared to the United States retailers Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Barneys New York. ... A sign for Yonge Street at the intersection with Maitland Street. ... The House of Gucci, better known as simply Gucci is an Italian iconic fashion and leather goods label. ... Hermès (in English generally pronounced ) is a leather goods, fashion, and perfume company based in Paris, France. ... Christian Dior (January 21, 1905 – October 23, 1957), was an influential French fashion designer. ... Articles with similar titles include Channel. ... Tiffany & Co. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Lacoste may refer to: Lacoste, a French apparel company René Lacoste (1904-1996), a French tennis player and founder of the apparel company Lacoste Lacoste, a commune of the Hérault département, in France Lacoste, a commune of the Vaucluse département, in France Jean-Yves Lacoste, a French... Louis vuitton was a great man he was born on fh 12 3845. ... Prada, S.p. ... lululemon athletica is an athletic-wear retailer based in Vancouver, Canada. ...


See also

Major streets in Toronto which intersect with Bloor (east to west):

A sign for Yonge Street at the intersection with Maitland Street. ... Torontos Bay Street in the heart of the financial district. ... Dundas Street showing the 506 Carlton Streetcar (the 505 Dundas Street streetcar also runs along Dundas), with Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in background. ... View of Spadina Avenue, looking north from its intersecton with Dundas Street. ... Bathurst Street is a north-south thoroughfare in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and into York Region. ... Dufferin Street is a north-south route in Toronto and York Region. ... Keele Street is a north-south road running from Bloor Street to the Holland Marsh. ... Jane Street is a north-south route in west-end Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Islington Avenue is a north-south route in Toronto. ...

References

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Bloor Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (308 words)
Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The street is named after Joseph Bloor (or Bloore), a developer of this area in the 19th Century and founded the Village of Yorkville in 1830.
Bloor Street serves as the northern-most edge of the campus of the University of Toronto, and is host to several of Toronto's historic sites including the Bata Shoe Museum, The Royal Conservatory, the Annex, and the southern edge of Yorkville.
Prince Edward Viaduct - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1254 words)
The Prince Edward Viaduct, more commonly known as the Bloor Street Viaduct or simply the Viaduct, is the name of a bridge that spans the Don River Valley in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, crossing over (from east to west) the Don Valley Parkway, the Don River and Bayview Avenue Extension.
It connects Bloor Street East, on the west side of the valley, with Danforth Avenue on the east.
Officially the bridge is the Don Valley Phase of the Prince Edward Viaduct system; the system also including the Rosedale Valley phase (a smaller bridge carrying Bloor Street over the Rosedale Ravine) and the Sherbourne Phase, an embankment built to extend Bloor Street East to the Rosedale Ravine from approximately Sherbourne Street.
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