The Lowdown on The Junction Toronto

Your Typical Neighbour

Your Junction neighbour is very likely family-oriented. Artists priced out of other neighbourhoods are looking here, as well as young professionals who want more space than a ‘closer to downtown’ option affords them. Your neighbour also likely gets the value of a partial ‘income property’!

What We

The happening café, restaurant and furniture and design scene in the Junction is fantastic.   And the strong sense of community likely translates into neighbours you’ll either genuinely like, or who will fake it for the sake of the hood!

What We Don't

There’s a lingering grittiness in pockets of the Junction that have yet to transition. Not so pretty now, but likely to be popular conversion spaces in the not too distant future. Transit can also be somewhat less convenient than more central ‘hoods. If you’re considering a home close to the tracks, be sure to check it out while trains are moving - these are heavy freight lines, and the vibration and noise can be significant.

Property Statistics in The Junction Toronto

All Properties - Statistics

Q4 2019


Average Price


New Listings


Properties Sold


Average Days on Market

100.1 %

% of Asking Price


$ Volume of Sales

Detached Houses - Statistics

Q4 2019


Average Price


New Listings


Properties Sold


Average Days on Market

107.1 %

% of Asking Price


$ Volume of Sales

Condos - Statistics

Q4 2019


Average Price


New Listings


Properties Sold


Average Days on Market

103.9 %

% of Asking Price


$ Volume of Sales

Source: TREB Statistics

This neighbourhood is lagging slightly behind when it comes to the increase in property values that is sweeping the most popular Toronto Neighbourhoods. That’s the good news. The bad news? It’s NOT going to last long.

The Junction rivals Roncy for the strong sense of community held by the locals. The relative proximity to High Park, the popularity of the local YMCA and (count ’em) four local parks, a well-programmed local library and a number of highly regarded schools are all contributors to the popularity of the neighbourhood.

Gorgeous, large century homes dominate the south part of the neighbourhood.  Many of the aesthetically pleasing Queen Anne and Arts and Craft style homes include second or third apartments, increasing accessibility for buyers. Smaller Victorians on narrow lots are more common in the north side of the neighbourhood, but are no less popular among buyers (and can be more affordable than their equivalents farther east).


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
AVERAGE PRICE $690,081 $719,943 $900,039 $1,051,511 $1,096,000 $1,10,806
PRICE: Low-High $350,000-$1,350,000 $365,000-$1,430,000 $425,000-$2,300,000 $531,200-$1860,000 $715,000-$1,656,000 $455,000-$2,350,000
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET 15 13 13 11 20 13
# OF SALES 79 61 57 64 49 36


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
AVERAGE PRICE $468,000 $547,817 $481,129 $506,000 $850,051 $956,000
PRICE: Low-High $300,000-$1,129,000 $355,000-$765,000 $316,900-$658,500 $350,000-$650,000 $702,000-$988,000 $720,000-$1,200,000
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET 14 22 28 19 7 10
# OF SALES 9 6 7 5 4 7

Area: 3 km

Population: 14,015


Kids: 14%

Youth: 12%

Seniors: 9%

Visible Minority: 29%

Average Family Income: $81,422


Lower Education: 32.1%

Higher Education: 9.7%

Home Ownership

Owned Homes: 55%

Tenanted Homes: 45%

Toronto's Junction neighbourhood has numerous schools and most have excellent reputations.


St. Cecilia Catholic School
Annette Street Public School
Indian Road Crescent Public School


Lucy McCormick Sr. School

Transit options from the Junction Toronto abound and none are too far away from the Bloor Subway line. Options for drivers to downtown include both Dundas and Bloor, though neither is especially efficient during rush hour, which these days is, well… most hours.

About The Junction Toronto

The Junction, Toronto, is a testament to the saying: “Fall 10 times, get up 11.” An area of ‘the six’ formerly recognized as its own independent city, known simply as: ‘West End’, it has conquered the highs and lows, and booms and busts, of its time. From railway & manufacturing maven (Heintzman Piano Company, Canadian Cycle & Motor co; Canadian Pacific) to the deeply-felt depression of the late 1800s.

Culturally speaking, the Junction was first adopted by a number of Irish Catholics who found the overcrowded tenement housing in Cabbagetown and Brockton to be underwhelming. The burgeoning local meat industry also drew flocks of Italians, Polish, Macedonians, and Croatians. Today we continue to see this influence- particularly in ‘Little Malta’, the area found along Dundas and St.John’s Road.

A widely known part of the Junction Toronto’s history includes a nearly 100-year banning of alcohol. This heavily enforced prohibition was cast all the way until the year 2000. There were many reasons for this, all of which are extremely outdated, so we won’t put you to sleep with the details.

Today, on any given day, residents of the area can be found at a variety of cafes (Cool Hand of a Girl), taverns (Henderson Brewing, The Gaslight), restaurants (Vesuvio), boutiques (Mjolk), and parks. A reflection of its working-class roots (and perhaps because of the end of prohibition) there is no shortage of pubs and unique start-ups in this entrepreneurial, and just down-right ‘awesome’, part of Toronto.

The Junction is the perfect place for you if you’re looking for a neighbourhood that avoids ‘cookie-cutter’ and embraces the idiosyncratic. This off-the-cuff quality has attracted a variety of residents and created a strong sense of community and identity. Classic brick stone residential homes revamped industrial-finished lofts, and new builds, are all available in the area – making the options as unique as the people who inhabit them.

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