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The Junction was Toronto’s last “dry” neighbourhood—meaning no alcohol was allowed to be sold—until 2000. Today it’s a rapidly gentrifying area, thanks to the lure of its galleries, boutiques, bars and music venues. The Junction has a knack for offering something unusual or unexpected, whether it’s some of Toronto’s tastiest smoked meat at When the Pig Came Home or the serenely beautiful Japanese and Scandinavian housewares at Mjölk.
- Seeing a live band at Junction City Music Hall
- Training your artist’s eye with a workshop at the Academy of Realist Art
- Brunch at The Beet Organic Market and Kitchen—try the arepa breakfast sandwiches
- A drink at literary-themed bar Famous Last Words
- Grabbing a used book or LP at Pandemonium
BOUNDARIES: Dundas Street West, between Keele Street and Runnymede Road.
PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Keele subway station, then take the 89/189 bus north to Dundas Street West. Or from Dundas West subway station, take the 40 bus and get off at Indian Grove or Keele Street.
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