THE JUNCTION TRIANGLE TORONTO HISTORY
The Junction Triangle is a small Toronto community in a pocket of West-end Toronto that has been established since the mid 1800’s. It is a neighbourhood located in West Toronto, Ontario, Canada, roughly in the area of Bloor Street West, Dupont Street, Lansdowne Avenue, and Dundas Street West. The “triangle” shape of the neighbourhood is formed by the three sets of railroad tracks on the north, west, and east sides.
In 2009, there was a contest to come up with a new name for the area – one that was hoped to better distinguish it from the Junction and perhaps reflect its historical ties to the railroad as well as the influx of new residents and businesses gradually gentrifying the area. Ubisoft has recently opened a large office on Wallace Avenue, proving that the Junction Triangle is a neighbourhood for the future. A neighbourhood within a neighbourhood the Junction Triangle offers many community events of its own such as the upcoming Annual Junction Triangle Art and Home Style Sale in November or other events throughout the summer at Campbell Park.
The West Toronto Railpath opened in 2009, as a multi-use asphalt trail for pedestrians and cyclists which runs from the Junction towards Dundas Street West and Lansdowne. It is a wonderful example of urban rails transformed to green space that will continue down to Liberty Village and the Lake Ontario waterfront.