Favourite Places: Bloor and Islington Neighbourhood in Toronto


In the past few months of 2022, I found myself returning to the Bloor and Islington neighbourhood frequently. This vibrant crossroad is an up and coming area that is ripe for a population explosion in the coming years.


On my most recent visit, I took still photography to reflect the numerous restaurants and services that exist in the area. Adjacent to the Islington Subway Station for the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission), these businesses are easily accessible via public transit and on foot.




Parking is a bit of a headache on Bloor Street- I witnessed at many as 10 cars that had bright yellow parking tickets adorned on their windshields. A better option to parking on Bloor Street would be utilizing the large "Green P" parking lot located in each corner of the Islington subway station. The fees are usually around $4 per half hour, and offer special rates for all day parking.

The area boasts a few luxury condominiums like the one pictured above at One Aberfoyle Crescent also known as "The Kingsway on Bloor". This twin tower development is gorgeous, and stands quite well among the other lovely buildings that are tennis court and park adjacent.



The only grocery store is the Urban Fresh by Sobeys located inside of the Bloor-Islington plaza. Plenty of food options existin the form of restaurants from around the world including: Japanese, Italian, British-pub style, Mexican and Indian.


This neighbourhood is definitely worth checking out again and I am very excited to see the changes that will occur in the coming months and years as Etobicoke expands its developed footprint.