The Junction is easily one of the most iconic neighbourhoods in Toronto. The Junction combines some of the absolute trendiest offerings in Toronto with rugged industrial character that dates back over a century. In addition to being full of everything that makes a neighbourhood great, The Junction’s location makes it easy to get to anywhere in the city.
The Junction extends from Annette Street to the south and St. Clair Avenue to the north, and Runnymede Road to the west and just east of Keele to the east, following Dundas Street and the railway tracks- the feature that gives The Junction its name! The main street in The Junction is Dundas Street West, which is home to everything from bars and restaurants, to furniture stores, to authentic Maltese bakeries.
The Junction’s location makes it easy to get around. Several bus routes will whisk you to the nearby Bloor-Danforth subway in a matter of minutes, and to the north, the St. Clair streetcar not only leads to the Yonge and Spadina subway lines, but passes through a variety of interesting neighbourhoods. Following Keele either north or south will lead you to the DVP and 401, and there is even a GO train stop at Dundas and Bloor which will take you right to Union Station!
There really is something for everyone in the Junction, whether you call a century old house or a brand new condo your home there. Dundas Street is home to a huge variety of bars, restaurants and cafés, including Toronto’s oldest pizzeria! There is a great variety of bakeries, delis and butcher shops along Dundas, and a permanent place for a farmers’ market too. If you need to stock up, there are several big box options in and around the Junction, including the brand new Stockyards plaza on the north side of Keele and St. Clair. The Junction is also the centre of Toronto’s Maltese community, and is rich in cultural and industrial history- every authentic red brick tells a story.
For nature lovers and families, High Park is just to the south of The Junction, and is a short walk or bus ride away. From High Park, you can also access the Western Beaches, and walk, run or cycle along Toronto’s waterfront without needing to find a place to park!
The Junction is one of Toronto’s up and coming neighbourhoods, and a great place to call home! There’s nothing quite like it’s signature seamless mix of old and new.