The Junction and Junction Triangle have become one of my favourite West Toronto neighbouhoods. Completely revitalized over the past 20 years the Junction ha become one of Toronto's most trendy neighbourhoods.
The Junction is a small Toronto community in a pocket of west-end that has been established since the mid 1800's. This boundary of The Junction covers from Runnymede Road to the C.N. Railway corridor to the east, and north of Annette to south of St. Clair Road.
The Junction neighbourhood is clearly been revitalized with a small-village feel that is both a benefit to the current community and a draw to home buyers and new artsy shops that are opening. The Junction has it's own unique flavour to the rest of West Toronto. It's proximaty to High Park and Bloor West Village The Junction is able to offer incredible greenspace and shopping. The Junction also offers easy access to transit with buses and the Bloor-Danforth subway line or a quick route can take you to the Q.E.W. & Lakeshore Blvd. Highly ranked schools makes this neighbourhood very popular with families. Along with being so conveniently close to High Park it boasts another unique green space called the West Toronto Railpath. It opened in 2009, as a multi-use asphalt trail for pedestrians and cycles that runs from the Junction towards Dundas and Lansdowne. It’s a wonderful example of urban rails to trails projects that transforms former rail lines and the future plans include expanding the trail to Liberty Village.
The Junction and Junction Triangle Toronto Real Estate:
Many of today’s buyers looking at the Junction area are attracted by the reasonable real estate values. the Junction has all property types available from million dollar luxury homes to detached, semi's, townhouses and condos. I personally love the charm of the older 2 storey detached houses that all offer their own charm. Lot sizes are also what the buyers have been looking for with larger sizes than you find in surrounding communities. The Junction has become a very sought after neighbourhood and we have seen the investment side of the area continiue to grow with no signs of slowing down at this moment. For those that have been priced out of the core of downtown Toronto and the already established west end neighbourhoods such as Roncesvalles Village, High Park and even The Bloor West Village, The Junction with its small village feel makes a great option. Many of the homes in this area go back to the 19th to early 20th century with the original features of leaded and stained glass windows and wood accents. Mixed throughout are semis and detached houses with a number of Victorians as well. There’s a blend of both renovated and original properties, appealing to different types of buyers. Recently there have been converted lofts and condos being built adding another appeal.
Why Live in The Junction and Junction Triangle, Toronto?
The main strip along Dundas Street West houses character heritage buildings that have been restored and have come to life with all styles of shops and eateries, cafe's, art galleries, fitness studio's and antique shops. The residents love to stroll along the street stopping at different eclectic shops ranging from the arts to an organic ice cream shop to die for. Two popular cafe's for that perfect cup of coffee are Crema and Good Neighbour. It's a breathe of fresh air walking the strip and still seeing ma and pa and boutique style shops in the neighbourhood and not all the big brand companies. Organic and locally grown food are found at Sweet Potatoe for your grocery needs. Retaurants are in abundance where your taste buds can devour all likings. Interestingly, many of the restaurants offer live entertainment and art exhibits. The Junction is also known for its furniture design and vintage interior, stores with artistic and a unique edge. The Junction is that old fashion community of friendly people that love to support the neighbourhood. Even the “New York Times” has mentioned The Junction, that many have predicted will become the next “Queen West”. This funky hood is already attracting artists and entrepreneurs with its cheaper rents and converted industrial, warehouse spaces and loft conversions.
Part of the community charm attracting hipsters and delighting the residents are the number of neighbourhood attractions. The Junction Summer Solstice Festival, celebrates the longest day of the year and has sparked interest throughout Toronto and beyond. Visitors enjoy art, design and music while experiencing the hood's passion for healthy lifestyle choices and awesome food. Kids can take a spin on the Ferris Wheel and at the same time the event is "Green" powered! The Junction Farmer's Market and Outdoor Cinema is found at the epicenter for many events, the “Junction City Square” at (Dundas & Pacific) which is a replica of a CPR station platform.
South Junction Triangle, West Toronto
The Junction Triangle is a neighbourhood located in West Toronto, Ontario, Canada, roughly in the area of Bloor St., Dupont St., Lansdowne Ave, and Dundas St. West. The "triangle" shape of the neighbourhood is formed by the three sets of railroad tracks on the north, west, and east sides. A neighbourhood within a neighbourhood the Triangle offers many community events of its own such as the upcoming Annual Junction Triangle Art and Home Style Sale in November or other events throughout the summer at Campbell Park.
The Junction Music Festival celebrates local up-and-coming talent. A number of stages with an array of music to grab your interest, food, drinks and nightlife, making The Junction hood worth visiting for yet another great event!
Junction Design Crawl and the Junction Flea are cool events with independent vendors selling antiques, vintage, clothing and more.
The Contact Photography Festival is the largest of its type festival in the world with over 200 venues sprinkled throughout the Greater Toronto area. For yet another year, the Junction continued to distinguish itself as hosting the largest concentration of venues of the photographic art in the area.
The Junction, Toronto Houses 2018 1st Quarter Report
|House Sales||198||207||- 4%|
|Homes Average Price||$1,740,969||$1,706,791||2%|
|% of Sales Price to Listing Price||99%||104%||- 4.8%|
|Days on Market||18||16||-12.5%|