Real Estate and Neighbourhood:
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Informally known as the “West Bend” due to the characteristic of the eastern boundary of the neighbourhood being a “bend due to the fact that the rail line curves in a north westerly curve:
As you can see from the map above the boundaries are Keele street to the west, Dundas St W. to the east bending due to the CN rail line and Bloor to the south. Officially the West Bend is designated as part of High Park North. The four rail lines that actually intersect just north of the area is known as the West Toronto Diamond and is actually the reason the Junction neighbourhood is called “The Junction”. The majority of the housing stock was built in the late 1800’s and the earlier part of the 1900’s. a certain amount were built later as certain ravines were filled and then created the ability to develop further. As with most of the house in the west end, Victorian and Edwardian in style.
Parks and Recreation:
West Bend residents are very lucky to be near the largest of Toronto's downtown city parks; High Park, it's entrance being just to the south west corner of the neighbourhood on Bloor. High Park has no shortage of recreational activities to get you and the family involved. Everything ranging from lovely walks through the Chinese gardens, down by the waterfront of Grenadier Pond, to the Mini Zoo, to The Jamie Bell Adventure park and the many sports facilities which the park has, for baseball, tennis, swimming pool, ice skating etc etc. here's a link to the sports page for High Park: Link
Also just north on Keele st in the West Bend area is Baird Park. It is proposed also that a off-leash park for pets is constructed.
The 41 Keele bus travels north and south along Keele Street, north to Steeles Ave and south to the Bloor – Danforth Subway line.
The 40 Junction bus runs along Dundas St. W. leaving or arriving at the Dundas St. W. station of the Bloor – Danforth Subway line.
The Bloor – Danforth Subway Line runs east west and visa versa along Bloor St W.
The 26 Dupont bus runs east west across Annette St.
Shopping and Restaurants:
Other than some commercial real estate there is not much in the way of shopping and restaurants, however the West Bend is surrounded and has it’s pick of where to so, best of all worlds really. Head northbound towards The Junction, and head along the Dundas St W strip from Keele to Runnymede. Head west on Bloor to the Bloor West neighbourhood. Alternatively head east along Bloor toward the downtown core, or closer neighbourhood such as Roncesvalles and Bloordale / Wallace and Emerson.
Price Ranges for Homes in the Junction Neighbourhood:
DETACHED $450,000 - $950,000
SEMI DETACHED $400,000 - $700,000
ATTACHED ROWHOUSES (Not really applicable here)
CONDOMINIUMS (Not really applicable here)
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Schools in the West Bend and neighbouring areas:
Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)
Perth Avenue Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)
Annette Street Junior and Senior Public School (Gr JK – 8)
St. Cecilia's Catholic School (Elementary - JK - Gr 8)
Runnymede Junior and Senior Public School (Gr JK - 8)
Secondary Schools: Western Technical-Commerical School (Gr 9 - 12)
Humberside Collegiate Institute (Gr 9-12) Ursula Franklin Academy