Photo slideshow of beautiful West Bend neighbourhoodPhoto slideshow of the neighbourhood

Photo slideshow of light-filled & leafy Indian GrovePhoto slideshow of bright and tree-lined Indian Grove


The Neighbourhood

logoIndian Grove Flats are located in the neighbourhood of High Park, Toronto.
High Park is actually the name of the city's
largest park, 400 acres' worth of green space and walking trails located just a block from the house. (Click here for photos of the park.)

Indian Grove is an extraordinarily lush and quiet street (show summertime Streetview) in the West Bend micro-neighbourhood. West Bend is a nickname adopted by locals but little-known outside the neighbourhood -- and not to be confused with Toronto's West End, which refers to roughly anywhere west of Bathurst St. and east of the Humber River! Show a map of the West Bend.

The West Bend is residential, very safe, leafy, and quiet. Yet its central location between two subway stations (Keele and Dundas West), its proximity to the popular Junction, Bloor West Village, and Roncesvalles Village neighbourhoods a few blocks away, and its walkable green streets make it a coveted neighbourhood for Torontonians wanting a small-town feel in the heart of the city. Walking or cycling through the West Bend it is easy to believe you are living in small-town Ontario and not minutes from downtown...

Only steps away on Bloor St. are several restaurants and pubs, as well as a 24-hour Tim Horton's at the corner -- a virtual Canadian institution that sustains many a heavy-lidded commuter on their way to work. (And often on several other occasions over the course of the day as well!) There are also many excellent restaurants and eateries serving everything from simple breakfast fare to casual lunches to fine dining, all within easy walking distance in Bloor West Village, Roncesvalles Village, and the Junction.

For groceries, there are two small fruit and vegetable shops just around the corner on Bloor St. There are two large grocery stores within walking distance: a FreshCo (8 minutes away) and, with greater variety, a Loblaws (10 minutes away.) There is also a liquor store next to the Loblaws. Click here for a map of stores in the neighbourhood.

For exercising, in addition to the extensive walking and running trails in High Park, there is the Keele St. Community Centre a half-block away, and a number of gyms, yoga studios, and pools in Bloor West Village.  For intense and specialized personal training see the excellent Think Fitness at Bloor & Jane.

To find out about transportation to the University of Toronto, York University, and other parts of the city, click here.