Get to Know a Neighbourhood: The Junction
March 26, 2014
Attracting artists and entrepreneurs, The Junction is one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Toronto. It features rich history, an abundance of culture and a booming real estate market, igniting buzz-worthy bidding wars. Whether you want to shop for hand-crafted finds, relax with a novel and delicious cappuccino or mix-and-mingle over mimosas, we found the top 5 neighbourhood hot spots for you to enjoy.
Representing artists and artisans from Scandinavia and Japan, Mjölk (Milk) is a must-see design and lifestyle shop in one of the Junction’s white Victorian buildings. Owners John Baker and Juli Daoust hand select every product, from minimalistic furniture pieces to tea sets made by famous ceramicists. At Faulhaber, we particularly love the work of Japanese designer, Naoto Fukasawa. Pieces like his Hiroshima lounge chair are available at the shop. Next time you’re in The Junction, stop in for some design inspiration at 2959 Dundas Street West.
Junction Farmers Market
Who doesn’t love local, fresh food? The Junction Farmers Market is a Faulhaber favourite, providing neighbourhood residents with a welcoming atmosphere and an abundance of healthy food choices from May to November. The space aims to increase awareness of the importance of sustainable farming and build relationships between the community and local farmers. Whether you’re looking for organic poultry, vibrant vegetables or to pick a warm loaf of artisan bread, the Junction Farmers Market is your go-to spot.
If you really want to immerse into Junction life, stop by the DUKE Condos sales centre, designed by Junction-based interior design firm, Mason Studio. Slated for occupancy in November 2015, award-winning developer, TAS, welcomes an eco-chic mid-rise condo complex boasting with the same sense of community as your local corner café. If you want a home with a modern sensibility in a retro neighbourhood, DUKE is for you. With a green roof and terraces lined with harvest planters, this condo combines beautiful design with environmental sustainability.
The Good Neighbour
Curl up with a good book, catch up with old friends or submerge into some creative writing at The Good Neighbour espresso bar. From the exposed brick, to the soft music, to the delicious specialty coffees – this café is definitely one of Faulhaber’s favourites. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., it’s located at 238 Annette Street.
Toronto Life dubbed Farmhouse Tavern one of Toronto’s best brunch spots, and we couldn’t agree more. With a rustic, casual atmosphere, farmhouse hospitality and mouthwatering dishes, Sunday-morning reservations are almost always filled. Unconventional brunch dishes include the Ploughwan’s Platter (pictured below), Smoked Chicken Crepe, Barnyard Burger and more. Farmhouse Tavern is a Junction neighbourhood staple that won’t disappoint!