Encompassing the Dundas street west and stretching from DuPont west of Wallace all the way east over to High Park , this originally heavily industrialized section of Toronto was home to the massive Foundries and Factories that supported Toronto’s burgeoning turn of the century Rail network. As you would expect in an area born out of the industrial rail era, The Junction’s main artery – Dundas Street West – has antique, bric a brac and architectural salvage stores all competing in the lineup with the Victorian era red brick buildings that dominate this upcoming and hip part of town. More like an old fashioned British high street than a suburb of Toronto, the boom in church and factory loft restorations in the area has led to an influx of super cool loft dwellers that has ensured a ready market for these businesses and their support acts: the kitschy and quirky coffee shops, delis, brew pubs and restaurants.
Still has quirky store signs all over window so bizarrely the first thing you notice is the “Soda comic books” sign on the main window of the corner front of this diner/espresso bar
Full of Junction trendies in this upcoming part of the city
299 Wallace Street
Tiny and designed inventively – on a shoestring, this was a hard-earned find.
Now it’s on our radar and its deliciousness etched on our taste buds we won’t be going to any other Indian restaurant on Toronto – EVER
Check out the following too:
Cafe Neon– Wallace Street – great coffee, breakfast in cool urban loft space
The Farmhouse Tavern – interesting tractor/all things farm decor: oysters a speciality : enticingly inventive cocktails and good patio. Check opening times as these vary.
The Pie Shack on Annette – pies, pies and just pies (and coffee/tea) Best home- made pie in town. Cute interior space with some board games – tiny apron of outside space for a couple of tables and a doghouse (and why not!)
Cool hand of a girl
Indie Brewing company
3030 on Dundas West (Bring your creativity with you here for boardgames/drawing/quiz nights/vintage pinball machines).
Post & Beam Reclamation
Over and Out