The Junction NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE
9 Homes for sale | 4 Homes for rent
Toronto homes for sale in The Junction are typically red brick, Victorian detached and semi-detached houses, often with whimsical features like turrets, arched entryways and decorative front porches. Despite dramatic increases in recent years, houses for sale in The Junction still offer good value for money.
As The Junction is still a mixed-income neighbourhood, a lot of re-sale houses are divided up into rental units which make great investment properties or can be converted back into functional and beautiful single-family homes if you’re willing to renovate.
The houses in the south of this neighbourhood near Annette Street tend to be grander with larger lots while houses closer to the main shopping drag on Dundas are a little more modest and affordable. House prices can range widely in this neighbourhood depending on size, character and condition.
The award-winning Victoria Lofts are also located here on Annette Street. This beautiful church conversion offers unique architectural details like exposed beams and brick archways on balconies.
Young professionals looking for houses for sale in Toronto in a creative and soulful neighbourhood.
The Junction is among the most transformed Toronto neighbourhoods over the last decade. Previously thought of as a grungy, “wrong-side-of-the-tracks” area braved only by artists and adventuresome youth, The Junction is now an extremely popular neighbourhood for young families and professionals looking for Toronto homes for sale in a nice, residential community with just the right dash of grit.
It’s relatively affordable housing stock, influx of trendy restaurants and cafés, and proximity to new shopping districts along Dundas, Bloor and the Stockyards have changed the way people view this neighbourhood. The Junction's been affectionately referred to as a “magnet for lovers of architectural salvage and artisan coffee” by Conde Nast Traveller magazine.
The vibe here is youthful–residents tend to be young professionals or young families who like the remaining layers of grit that graze The Junction’s newly gentrified façade. Choose a Junction home for sale and we bet you’ll have pretty cool neighbours.
Why We Love The Junction
It’s Got Soul
If the original spirit of Queen West is punk, then The Junction would be steam-punk. Gentrification doesn’t mean stripping a neighbourhood of its personality and the raw, industrial yet artistic edge of the Junction is omnipresent, not just in its nearby railways and stock of Victorian houses with modern interiors but also in its commercial offerings.
The Junction is a great example of a neighbourhood that has transitioned while maintaining the edge that attracted investors and young buyers in the first place. In fact, the influx of investment has added to its artistic offerings with more vintage stores, live music venues and bohemian watering holes than ever before.
You Don’t Have to Go Far to Furnish Your New Home
One of our favourite furniture and home décor shopping districts in the city is in the Junction’s Dundas West strip.
The eclectic mix of shops have more soul than the big box home stores found further afield. It’s a great place to find new but traditional and rustic furniture along with unique antiques and architectural salvage.
It’s True. Their Rhythm is Going to Get You.
The Junction BIA is highly involved in the community and hosts a number of events along Dundas Street throughout the year including participation in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, the annual Junction Arts Festival, Pumpkinfest in October and an annual Santa holiday event for kids.
Our favourite is The Junction Music Festival which is primed to become one of the area’s biggest event draws. With its eclectic line-up and unpretentious vibe, it’s a great way to discover your new favourite indie band.