The Junction retail strip runs geographically from Annette St and Dundas St. West to the east and Runnymede Rd and Dundas St. West to the west.
For a hundred years until the early 80′s the entire stripe was hopping.
Most days walking down Dundas St West in the strip was slow because of the crowds. Then the downturn came and the strip contracted so much so that when the local Business Improvement Area Association was formed – The Junction BIA they wisely choose at the time to limit their area of responsibility to the strip between Indian Rd to the east and Quebec Ave. to the west.
Now it seems the area west of Quebec Ave is coming into its own. The section just west of Quebec Ave has been full up with brew businesses for the past few years.
Now the area west of Clendenan Avenue is going though a very rapid change now, with a new clothing store for women, a conversion of Joes barber shop into a unisex hair salon operated by his daughter.
But what does that area of the retail strip really need both for the community and the success of the business… the long needed Junction deli? More restaurants…a bistro prehaps?