There are many Junction residents that make a weekly or occasional trek down to Bloor West Village or elsewhere. The reason that many venture out of the Junction are for fresh cut flowers for the dining room table.
What Bloor West Village and other many other local retail areas have that the Junction doesn’t are the great little (cheap) flower shops or shops which sell flower bunches in addition to their other offerings.
Yes, the Junction has Martin’s http://martinflowers.com/ which is an incredible florist that has been around since 1898 when the sidewalks were still wooden planks, but this is the place to go for special occasions. For day to day sprucing up of the house, people want a casual bunch of inexpensive flowers and this is when we make the jaunt to Bloor West Village.