Unofficially dubbed one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods, the Junction has seen a flurry of redevelopment and growth activity in recent years.
The west end neighbourhood, named after the intersection of railway lines and indigenous trails it encapsulates, is rich with history. In the 1880s, when the Junction was first founded as the Village of West Toronto Junction, it was a prominent hub for factory and railway workers. The community functioned as its own independent city and federal electoral district, known as West Toronto, before amalgamating with the rest of the city in 1909.
Rowdy worker behaviour led to a vote banning alcohol sales in the community during the early 1900s, which stayed in place for nearly a century until the prohibition law was lifted in 2000. The Junction was also home to meat-packing facilities and the country’s largest livestock market at Keele and St. Clair, called the Union Stock Yards, earning the neighbourhood the title of ‘Hogtown.’ While the original stockyards closed in the 1990s, the site has since become a spot for big-name retailers, housing development and a few remaining meat-packing establishments.
Now a popular enclave of restaurants, bars and boutique shops, The Junction is a desirable community among families, renters, artists and prospective homeowners. If you’re in the market for a new construction condo, here are a few that are currently for sale in this historic Toronto community.
Developer: Marlin Spring
Priced from: $657,990
Completion date: November 2021
Currently under construction along St. Clair Avenue West, the Stockyards District Residences will showcase a bounty of resident amenities, from outdoor fire pits in the courtyard, to a dog run and children’s play area. This 10-storey condo building embodies industrial-inspired design with the help of intricate light fixtures, floor-to-ceiling windows and open spaces.
Developer: Elad Canada
Priced from: $491,900
Completion date: Fall/Winter 2023
One of the biggest master-planned communities in the city, Galleria on the Park will bring nearly 3,000 new residences to Dufferin and Dupont streets. Combined with 300,000 square feet of retail space and 20,000 square feet of new office workspace, Galleria on the Park will also be the future home of a 95,000-square-foot community centre and eight-acre park.
3. Scout Condos
Developer: Graywood Developments Ltd
Priced from: $500,000
Completion date: March 2022
Located slightly east of the Stockyards District, this 12-storey condo building hosts a plethora of entertainment and party-oriented amenities. Take in views of the city from the 12th-floor rooftop terrace, complete with a barbeque station and sun deck. The ground-floor games lounge is the perfect place to beat your friends at a game of foosball, or to host a gathering in the multi-purpose room.
Developer: Diamond Kilmer Developments
Priced from: $749,900
Completion date: June 2022
A community of condos and urban townhomes, Reunion Crossing is due to break ground by the end of the year at Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue West. Rooftop patios and sunken terraces provide townhome residents with a private outdoor space to entertain or enjoy some sunshine, along with access to the amenities in the community’s neighbouring condo building.
Now over 80 percent sold out, only a handful of suites remain in this rising midrise project on Dundas Street West. The condos are touted for their commitment to functionality and livability, thanks to interior finishes like engineered hardwood flooring, exposed concrete ceilings and adjoining terraces or balconies.
Developer: Medallion Capital Group
Priced from: $879,900
Completion date: Winter/Spring 2021
The century-old High Park Alhambra Church at High Park Avenue and Annette Street has been converted into 260 High Park, a series of lofts, condos and townhomes. An architectural collaboration between Turner Fleischer Architects, Finegold Alexander Associates and ERA Architects, the 70-unit project will showcase a private courtyard entrance, repurposed exterior, and an adjoining, modern four-storey condo structure.