The Bloor West Village Neighbourhood
In the 1850’s, the area now known as Bloor West Village was the property of Lieutenant Colonel William Smith Durie, the first commanding officer of the Queens Own Rifles. The street that ran through his estate is now known as Durie Street.
The present day neighbourhood began to be developed in 1909 when this district became part of the City of Toronto. Soon after amalgamation with Toronto, Bloor West’s roads were paved and city services were made available.
Bloor West’s first residents were immigrants of Eastern European background. These are the residents who helped found the Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area, the first of its kind in Canada. This shopping district has helped make Bloor West Village one of Toronto’s most popular neighbourhoods.
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The land on which Bloor West village is situated has been the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Petun First Nations, the Seneca,and many Anishnabek peoples including the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This land is subject to the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.