The Junction was a manufacturing community that rose quickly during the late 19th century. Notable companies such as Canadian Cycle & Motor Co., Campbell Milling Company and Heintzman Piano Company set up shop in the area named for its location among four railway lines. Rich with history, the Junction is now the spot for young professionals looking for a funky artistic neighbourhood that’s suitable for raising a family. Sister neighbourhood to High Park and Bloor West Village, The Junction has access to great green space, fantastic schools and convenient access to Transit.
The Junction neighbourhood boundaries are north to St Clair Ave., South to Annette St., West to Runnymede Rd. And East to Keele St. Independent shops and restaurants are littered across Dundas Street – think antique interiors, organic foods and independent restaurants instead of big box stores and chains, giving this neighbourhood a small village feel. Here are a few of my personal favourite places to frequent in The Junction!
- Best New Restaurant – Playa Cantina
- Best Place To Grab A Pint – Shoxs and Indie Alehouse
- Best Take Out & Delivery – Lan Sushi
- Best Coffee – Crema
- Best Art Gallery – Latitude 44
- Best Place After Dark – The Hole In The Wall and 3030
- Best Reclaimed Furniture – Forever Interiors
- Best Gym – West Toronto Crossfit
- Best Park – Vine Parkette
With so many great options it is difficult to pick so few! Do you love The Junction, what are some of your favourite places to frequent? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-572-1380.