These neighbourhoods are west of Dufferin and north of Bloor. Junction Triangle has tracks on three sides lies between the railway tracks (just west of Lansdowne) and Keele, and Wallace Emerson lies east to the tracks.
The Junction dates back to the 1880s when the Grand Trunk, Toronto Grey and Bruce and Northern railway lines were built through the area. This attracted industry, which in turn attracted workers. Though pollution and noise have been issues in the past, the decline of manufacturing (and conversion to non-industrial uses) and improved regulations have reduced these issues.
Motorists can head downtown via Bloor or Dundas Streets. TTC buses along Keele, Dundas, Symington, Lansdowne, and Dufferin take commuters to the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Rush hour buses along Davenport and Dupont connect to the Dupont station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.
The community is served by 5 elementary schools, 5 Catholic elementary, 3 public high schools, and 1 public library. University of Toronto and Ryerson University are accessed via the Yonge-University-Spadina subway.
Street retail is found at the Junction Garden on historic Dundas Street West, on Dupont Street, Bloor Street, the north part of Symington, with retail clustersat Wallace & Landsdowne Avenues, and at Dufferin & Dupont. For larger shopping expeditions, locals head to the Galleria Shopping Centre (Dupont & Dufferin), the Crossways (Dundas & Bloor) or the Dufferin Mall (Bloor & Dufferin).
This community is under a mile from 161 hectare (399 acre) High Park, which has a large pond, picnic areas and gardens, an outdoor amphitheatre, a restaurant, an outdoor pool, various sports facilities (tennis, baseball, soccer, lawn bowling), and for the kids, a trackless train, a small zoo, and a playground.
The community is also home to the Wallace Emerson Community Centre & Wallace EMmmerson Park (at Dufferin & Dupont), which has an indoor pool, a gym, 4 tennis courts (which are a winter time ice rink), 1 basketball court, 3 bocce lanes. The community has several other parks with playgrounds, summer wading pools, and tennis courts.
Wallace Emerson (named for the two largest streets through the neighbourhood) has many small brick houses built in the late 1800s / early 1900s. They are on narrow lots on narrow streets, with one way traffic, but with an extensive laneway network. Most Junction Triangle homes are colourfully painted 2-storey and 3-storey Victorian style dating to the 1910s and 20s, some have been converted into multi-family homes. Homes here are in the low to low-medium price ranges.
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