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The Junction is located in West Toronto, formerly its own city known as “West Toronto” until amalgamating with the City of Toronto in 1909. The main intersection in the junction is Dundas Street West and Keele Street. This neighbourhood is just north of High Park.  The Junction is an area with small parameters compared to other neighbourhoods. Spanning North from Annette Street to St Clair Avenue West, the train tracks a bit east of Keele Street to Runnymede Road.

The Junction was a manufacturing community that rose quickly during the late 19th century. Foundries, mills, furniture assembly, meat processing, nail and wire factories were established. Much of the land has been redeveloped with new housing and retail uses. The main Stockyards site is now the location of a large block of big-box stores. 

Rapid gentrification has meant new chic restaurants and bars have opened up along Dundas Street, attracting young people, while lower rents make the neighbourhood appealing to artists. Some see The Junction as the next big “hip place to live" with a surplus of vacated industrial space and warehouse loft conversion possibilities.

Typical housing in The Junction is beautiful late 19th and early 20 century homes, that don't come with the big price tag, making it more affordable for more families to call home. The Junction is still affordable and appeals to a wide array of people, from young families, artists, to urban professionals. This community has a strong sense of pride and history, a wonderful main street shopping district on Dundas Street West, which includes cherished local schools, parks, a library, and a diverse population.