Named so because it is near where four Toronto railway lines meet, The Junction was once a manufacturing community and many of the industrial architecture remains, but has now been turned into artists’ studios and loft spaces. In the late 1800s the area housed a large number of railway workers and the area was rich with watering holes to cater to them. The popularity of which led to the residents banning alcohol in the area until 1998. Its introduction in 2001 is credited with revitalizing the area. Rapid gentrification led to restaurants and art galleries springing up, showing creative types were attracted to the area’s cheap rents. The neighbourhood runs from Annette in the south to St. Clair Avenue in the north, from Runnymede in the west to the train lines in the east. It boats large Victorian houses and is within walking distance from one of Toronto’s most desirable areas: High Park. Via public transit it is accessible by the Bloor-Danforth subway line to Dundas West and number 40 bus.