With a strong sense of pride and history, The Junction is the epitome of a true Toronto neighbourhood.
Those who snagged a piece of real estate in The Junction a few years ago certainly made a wise investment, as this bustling west Toronto neighbourhood has definitely been an up-and-comer over the past few years. This area has undergone a major revitalization over recent years that has seen the majority of its industrial buildings replaced by residential units. Developers have taken notice of The Junction, due mainly to its close proximity to High Park and the gorgeous shopping district on Dundas St, in addition to its quick access to the Bloor subway line.
This area has managed maintain a certain level of small town charm, despite being so close to the downtown core. Like a double-edged sword, the railway tracks that line this area to the east sheltered The Junction from the influx of residents into Toronto’s downtown over the past few years, while also serving to spark its growth.
Some of the most appealing and impressive architecture lies right here in The Junction. The rich red brick Victorian houses that line Annette St are accompanied by beautiful big trees that encompass the winding streets. The characteristic archways, cozy front porches and generous size lots make the real estate in The Junction highly desirable.
The Junction has become well known for its wide array of home decor shops, as well as it independent retailers in a number of niches. Health stores, children’s shops, bars and restaurants add to the eclectic shopping mix, including local favourites such as Black Daffodil, Gerhard Supply, IZ Adaptive, Mrs. Huizenga, and Snug as a Bug. Many Maltese Canadian businesses are in operation around Dundas St and St. John’s Rd, which is affectionately dubbed “Little Malta.”
Less than a mile from High Park, residents of the The Junction have a plethora of recreational opportunities to take advantage of. There is no shortage of greenspace in the area, with four local parks located within the confines of the area, which feature playgrounds, wading pools and ice rinks.
While accessing the myriad of entertainment venues in the downtown area can be quickly accessed within minutes from The Junction, residents can stay put, and instead enjoy local eateries and cafes, including Avec Panache, Axis Gallery and Grill, Café Cranberries, Cut The Cheese, High Park Spicy House, and Indie Alehouse.
Parents have a few schools within the neighbourhood to choose from
Humberside Collegiate Institute
Residents can easily migrate the neighbourhood and head to the downtown core via bus routes, including TTC service on Dupont St, Dundas St and Keele St. Commuters can be connected to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line via the Dupont and Dundas buses, and to the Bloor-Danforth subway line via the Keele, Lansdowne, and Symington buses. Those looking to travel by car can quickly access the Gardiner Expressway to get in and out of the city.