Real Estate and Neighbourhood:
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Until very recently this area had an identity crisis! It was never technically part of the historic West Toronto Junction. Statistically for demographic data it was bungled in with the Dovercourt Wallace Emerson and Junction districts. Often as well it was confused due to it’s much more popular neighbouring hood; “The Junction”. To get a sense of the boundaries click on the Map.
To the east the CNR and CPR Rail lines to the the CNR line and the CPR east west line to the north, creating a triangle around the entire neighbourhood.
The community made a big effort to finally determine a name in 2009, a call for suggestions for various names for the area was opened, several hundred were submitted and whittled down to 10, on which people voted and “Junction Triangle” came out tops.
The housing stock is very varied in this area, a large blue-collar element in the past, and a very industrialised neighbourhood. A lot of post war houses as well. Deindustrialisation in the 1990’s meant that many brownfield projects are open to development since. Some industrial buildings are also being converted to Lofts, such as the Factory Lofts. A very good website for the various features and activities in the neighbourhood is here
Parks and Recreation:
Junction Triangle residents are very lucky to be near the largest of Toronto's downtown city parks; High Park, it's to the west of the neighbourhood on Bloor. High Park has no shortage of recreational activities to get you and the family involved. Everything ranging from lovely walks through the Chinese gardens, down by the waterfront of Grenadier Pond, to the Mini Zoo, to The Jamie Bell Adventure park and the many sports facilities which the park has, for baseball, tennis, swimming pool, ice skating etc etc. Here’s a link to the sports page for High Park: Link
There is a nice small park as well quiet central in the triangle, Perth Park.
In the last few years a rail path recovered from CNR has been cleaned up and a path for cyclists and walker runs alone the entire CNR / CPR westerly boarder to the Junction Triangle and runs all the way to the base of Sterling. Plans are in place to acquire and clean up the rest of the trail all the way to the waterfront in the future.
The 40 Junction bus runs along Dundas St. W. leaving or arriving at the Dundas St. W. station of the Bloor – Danforth Subway line.
The Bloor – Danforth Subway Line runs east west and visa versa along Bloor St W.
The 26 Dupont bus runs east west across Annette St.
To Access Dundas Street W there is a foot bridge which goes from Wallace Avenue’s most westerly point climbing over all the rail lines and brings you to Dundas St W, slightly north of Bloor St. W.
As mentioned above the rail path is a great way to get from the west side of the Junction Triangle all the way down to the base of Sterling Avenue on your bike or on foot. Great for those commuters heading downtown and wanting to avoid the traffic.
Shopping and Restaurants:
Other than some commercial real estate there is not much in the way of shopping and restaurants, however the Junction Triangle is surrounded and has it’s pick of where to go, best of all worlds really. Head northbound towards The Junction, you’ll find plenty of smaller bourtique style stores along the Dundas St W strip from Keele to Runnymede. Head west on Bloor to the Bloor West neighbourhood. Alternatively head east along Bloor toward the downtown core, or closer neighbourhood such as Roncesvalles and Bloordale / Wallace and Emerson.
Price Ranges for Homes in the Junction Neighbourhood:
DETACHED $450,000 - $600,000
SEMI DETACHED $300,000 - $500,000
ATTACHED ROWHOUSES $250,000 - $350,000
CONDOMINIUMS $200,000 - $350,000
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Schools in the West Bend and neighbouring areas:
St. Sebastian Catholic School (Gr JK – 8)
Pauline Jnr Public School ( Gr JK – Gr 6 )
Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)
Perth Avenue Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)
Annette Street Junior and Senior Public School (Gr JK – 8)
St. Cecilia's Catholic School (Elementary - JK - Gr 8)
Runnymede Junior and Senior Public School (Gr JK - 8)
Bloor Collegiate Institute (Gr 9 – 12)
Kent Snr Public School Gr 7-8)
Western Technical-Commerical School (Gr 9 - 12)
Humberside Collegiate Institute (Gr 9-12) Ursula Franklin Academy