Bordered by Canadian Pacific Railway train tracks in perfect geometrical fashion, it only makes sense the community voted to officially call their neighbourhood the ‘Junction Triangle’ in 2010. From just north of Dupont Street to the meeting point of the rail lines south of Bloor, a revitalization is happening west of downtown Toronto in the Junction.
A strong industrial presence existed in the Junction Triangle in the beginning. Factories that lined up along the railway lines filled the narrowing land in the south end of the Junction. The factories have all but abandoned the area now as industries have looked elsewhere since the 1990s. Now, the abandoned buildings and lots are attracting a lot of attention from real estate professionals and developers who have dubbed the area the new ‘Liberty Village.’ Word is getting out about this community!
A strong European presence has always existed in the area and remains the same today. The Junction BIA hosts many events throughout the year including a Photography Festival, Summer Solstice Festival and a Music Festival. The close proximity to downtown also has many advantages for families and young professionals alike. The converted factory lofts and revitalization of the old industrial lands is drawing more and more artists and new businesses to the area as well.
Bloor, Dundas and Keele give locals options for getting in and out of the city and offer some of the best shopping west of the city. Another unique part of the Junction is the first phase of the West Toronto Rail Path which opened in 2009. The path runs towards downtown and features exclusive views of the city from the west end. Hiking and biking are great ways to get around this unique Toronto neighborhood and the Rail Path gives life back to abandoned tracks.
The Junction Triangle is no longer an industrial melting pot; many factories have either been converted into apartments or have been demolished. Today, the Junction has cleaned up nicely and things are only looking better for this historical part of Toronto. It’s a great place for first-time homebuyers and young families looking to get their start at life in the big city!
At The End Of 2017 (Average Price)
Condo Apt, Detached
Market update 2016 (Average price): Condo Apt. Condo Townhouse Detached
First quarter : $431,321 $531,967 $967,751
Neighborhood Ranking (assigning score out of 100)
Overall score 45.1
Schools score 27.5
Crime score 47.9
Health & Environment 24.6
Based on Toronto Life info.
(Based on Statistics Canada Census Dissemination Areas 2014)
Media age of Population : 35.98
Average Household Income : $81.723
Share of Census Families with Children (%) : 56.16
Share of Population by Marital Status:
Married 50.27 %
Share Population by Ethnic Origin:
European origins 41.76%
Asian origins 34.26%
Share of occupied Dwellings by Tenure:
Average Price 2015 :
Att/Row/ Townhouse $643,373
Condo Apt $389,184
Condo Townhouse $460,154