In recent years, West Bend has transformed into a highly desirable hotbed of culture that is easily accessible from the rest of the city.
West Bend is bordered on two sides by railroad lines, and their curving “bend” in the neighborhood’s northeast corner is what gives it its name. Dundas Street West roughly parallels the rail tracks, and it (along with Annette Street and Keele Stree) serves as a major local thoroghfare. The northwestern corner of the community is part of The Junction, which is now one of the city’s premier dining destination. High Park is within walking distance, while a smattering of smaller parks and playgrounds are also easily accessible.
Transportation in West Bend
Keele and Dundas West subway stations are both within walking distance, and are served by Line 2 Bloor-Danforth. Bus service is available along all thoroughfares in the neighborhood, with all routes connecting to subway stations. For direct access to Downtown Toronto, Bloor GO station is served by trains every 15 minutes seven days a week. The Union-Pearson Express also offers service to Pearson Airport every 15 minutes, while GO Transit’s Kitchener Line also serves the station. Cyclists can take advantage of the West Toronto Railpath, which runs as far south as College Street.