Our Toronto ‘Hood: Junction Triangle
TuckShop Kitchen is proud to call the growing Junction Triangle neighbourhood home. Since starting construction in our space in September 2014, the area has since developed a unique identity and strong sense of place in Toronto.
Our shop is located at the intersection of Dupont Street and Edwin Avenue in Toronto, close to one of the old Canadian Pacific Railway lines that give the entire Junction area its name. This area derived its name from the fact that it was at the junction of two Canadian Pacific Railway lines. Notably, TuckShop lies within the Junction Triangle area, which is bordered by railway lines on all three sides of its borders.
The Junction has always been a vibrant neighbourhood with a wide mix of residents but, in recent years, it has also become one of the more dynamic areas of Toronto. The area has a number of businesses large and small, with new restaurants and breweries opening all the time. This area is family-friendly and easily accessible by transit.
Did You Say There’s A Brewery Nearby?
Yes! Henderson Brewing is a few blocks south of TuckShop Kitchen and opened in 2016. Henderson is a locally-owned microbrewery with a fantastic selection of craft beer. They have a rotating events calendar, including tours of their brewery and even doggie nights. If coffee is more your style, Dan’s Wallace Espresso is a quick walk around the corner from TuckShop and was voted as having one of the best cappuccinos in Toronto by BlogTO readers.
There’s a little something for everyone, making this a uniquely liveable neighbourhood. Hive and Hawk Salon is a recent well-loved addition, where owners Tania and Melissa can give you a fantastic haircut for a great price.
The Urban Gardener offers luscious plants for urban green thumbs and full-service landscaping (not to mention a very popular Instagram page!). And innovative tech companies aren’t just in the downtown core – FreshBooks, one of the most popular cloud accounting software systems for small businesses, is just across the street from TuckShop Kitchen. We thank them so much for their support and for helping us get started by taste testing sandwiches in our early days.
Are There Any Fun Activities In The Area?
Absolutely! A bit to the west of TuckShop Kitchen, you can find a portion of the West Toronto Railpath. This is a wonderful revitalization project which created a multi-use space for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Railpath has artwork to admire and provides additional green space for the city. In the future, there are plans to continue extending the Railpath further south to connect even more areas of the city.
A short walk south from TuckShop Kitchen is where the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada will be opening its new location in Spring 2018. The past several years have seen a gradual migration of art galleries from the Queen Street West/Dundas West area to the Junction. While the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada has been the largest gallery to move, this article gives you an idea of how many galleries you’ll encounter if you leave TuckShop and walk east along Dupont.
To make it even easier to get to the Junction Triangle, this area is slated to become a major transportation hub with a new GO station planned for Bloor and Landsdowne, plus plans for Dundas West station to be connected to the UP Express train at Bloor.
We are proud to be a part of the Junction Triangle community – it’s a great place to live and work – and the team is excited to see what changes the future holds!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tess Ng is an accountant by day, writer by night, and food lover all the time.
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