The Junction

During the depression of the 1900’s the factories (furniture, meat processing, foundries and the Heintzman & Co. Ltd. Piano factory) that were set up Homes on Clendenan 2in the Junction, fell on hard times. Many of these factories had to close. Taverns and pubs became permanent fixtures along the Dundas Street West strip. The behaviour of the local residents at these taverns and pubs was so out of hand that the local residents voted to ban the sale of alcohol. This lasted until 1998. In 2000, the first drink at a public establishment in the Junction was served!

Schools in or near the Junction.

Annette Street Public School – A public elementary school located at 265 Annette Street. The original east building was constructed in 1886 and the west wing was added in 1960. The school shares the facilities (including the library, gym, pool and playground) with High Park Alternative School. It also shares space with The Junction Daycare and the Toronto Parks and Recreation Department.

High Park Alternative School – A public elementary school sharing space in the Annette Street Public School, it was founded in 1981.

Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School – A public elementary school located at 285 Indian Road Crescent, east of Annette and Keele Streets. Indian Road Crescent serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. The school population is approximately 330. It also shares space with Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation daycare.

Western Technical Commercial School – Is a technical/commercial school located in the Bloor West Village.  Its courses run from grade 9 to grade 12.  They offer Applied, Gifted/Enriched and Academic levels.  They also offer a post graduate year of education. It is also designated as a CyberArts School and High Skills Major (SHSM) school in Manufacturing Technology/Robotics.

Ursula Franklin Academy – Is part of the Toronto District School Board and is located in the Bloor West Village.  It shares the building with Western Technical Commercial School. It offers courses from grade 9 to grade 12.

The Student School – Is an alternative high school part of the Toronto District School Board.  It offers grade 11 and grade 12.  It is located in the same building as Western Technical Commercial School.  The students and teachers vote on general policies of the school.  Students are encouraged to take an active role in the community and global politics.

The Student School – Is an alternative high school part of the Toronto District School Board.  It offers grade 11 and grade 12.  It is located in the same building as Western Technical Commercial School.  The students and teachers vote on general policies of the school.  Students are encouraged to take an active role in the community and global politics.

Humberside Collegiate Institute – Is an Academic school part of the Toronto District School Board.  Its courses are offered from grade 9 to grade 12.  It offers extended French and French Immersion Program as well has a strong music program.

Events

The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

The Junction Music Festival

Contact Photography Festival

Groups

Junction BIA
The West Toronto Junction Historical Society
The West Bend Community Association
Project Neutral
Junction Residents Association

Food For Thought

Heintzman House (Corner of Laws and Annette Streets)\

Heintzman & Co. Ltd. Pianos

Heintzman factory was located on Heintzman street, which in its peak employed over 200 craftsmen among it one of the largest Canadian factories of its kind during the 1800’s