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Pie Shack on Annette best out side furniture

There is not much – in fact one table two chairs but they are terrific. The Pie Shack has chosen Items that ate objects in themselves even when you ignore their practical and functional use.

Naturally rusted pressed metal goes a long way today in providing feeling.

Is the Hole in the Wall the place to be?

Dundas St. South side at Keele St.

Recently, this author has heard of many people frequenting the Hole in the Wall. Is this establishment filling a void caused by the departure of the Troubadour?

The Hole in the Wall, has a warm and definitely cozy atmosphere, with great local brews on offer. They are slowly introducing a small food menus, that seem to follow a theme each weekend…comfort foods, artisan cheeses etc.

Many people this author knows are enjoying this revitalized pub with its great music and inviting environment.

Is the neighborhood still lacking places where neighbors can gather and unwind after a long week?

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How awful! Rawlicious has now closed


We all knew it was coming but its so sad to see the restaurant gone, The author would have voted for a stimulus package or a municipal economic action plan to keep them in the Junction for the food and the bragging rights to have such an inductive food delivery businesses in the Junction.

The restaurant has two other location, one in Toronto, and one in Barrie and OUR location is moving to Bloor West Village… ugh…I should be throwing  myself on the floor about now for having to tap that out.


from their site…



After a fruitful & happy three years in this location, Rawlicious has decided to make the move down to Bloor Street. We aren’t moving far though, just directly South between Runnymede & High Park. We know how important transit is to our valued customers so making it easier to get to us is a priority! We have loved this space & will always have a soft spot for the Junction. 

It is an amazing community to live in and we will personally be supporters in many ways! 

The last day for Rawlicious The Junction was August 28. 

Our new address will be 2122 Bloor Street West and we will be opening late-September. 



what we get to miss……


Raw food can take your health, your emotional happiness, your energy & vitality to a whole

new level and be unbelievably delicious. We are a living foods cafe, featuring an organic, 

vegan and very tasty menu to sit or take away. We do not cook anything above 118F, so you get 

all of the finest enzymes, vitamins and minerals in their naturally delicious state. Our food is 

our fuel and we believe all of us should have access to clean, chemical free nutrition. We endeavour to be totally organic and raw, however a very small percentage of ingredients may not be raw eg: maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, etc. or 100% organic when an organic selection is simply unavailable. 


Smoothies    16oz – $6.50

Tropical Green – Spinach, Kale, Banana, Mango, Pineapple

Creamsicle – Nutmilk, Orange, Avocado, Agave, Vanilla

Raspberry Bliss – Banana, Orange, Raspberry

EggNog – Nutmilk, Banana, Vanilla, Agave, Nutmeg & Cardamom

ChocoMinty – Nutmilk, Banana, Cacao, Agave & Peppermint

Strawberry Milkshake – Nutmilk, Stawberries, Avocado, Agave, Vanilla

Extras: Hemp Protein, Maca, Spirulina, Flax Seed Oil, Goji Berries    $1ea.


Juices & Drinks   12oz / $7.50 or 16oz / $9.50

Veggie – Celery, Cucumber, Parsley, Carrot 

Lean Green – Celery, Cucumber, Spinach, Kale

Energizer – Orange, Apple, Grapefruit

Pure Pleasure – Orange, Apple, Pineapple

Juice Extras: Ginger, Garlic, Lemon, Apple, Spirulina $1ea 

Lea’s Lemonade – Freshly squeezed Lemons sweetened with Agave  $4

Chocolate Nut Milk – Almond Milk, Cacao, Agave, Vanilla $4

Starving Artist Bar


It’s that time to venture into the greater Junction area for breakfast. While out today photographing the TTC fence for another Junctioneer  post, this author found this establishment.

584 Lansdowne Ave.

Toronto, Ontario

M6H 3Y6


Link to their website scary 🙂


Locomotive coffee bake and sandwich cafe… open Sat the blog is told

Wine Bar local ready to start renos

The planned wine bar location in the former Picture it Framed store. which simply moved a few doors est of the North side also…now has it’s windows covered for renos?

West End Food Co-op will be running another canning workshop

Someone recently commented on the Junction needing a framers market, what i really wish we had was a food co-op like the West End Food Co-op

The West End Food Co-op will be running another canning workshop onTuesday September 28th in the Parkdale Neighbourhood Church at 201 Cowan Avenue!

The workshop will be led by Heather Kilner, an expert preserver with many years of experience.

You will learn about the theory and practice of preserving, gain hands-on experience using a hot water bath canner, and leave with a jar of delicious preserves to take home with you. We will also take time to reflect on the meaning and significance of learning to preserve our own food, and our experiences of preserved food.

The workshop will run from 6:00-8:30 with registration starting at 5:30. The total cost for the workshop is $30 for West End Food Co-op members or $35 for non-members (which includes the cost of a lifetime membership). Payment can be made in person at the workshop.

Please register online by visiting our website at (If the hotlink does not work please paste the following link into your browser address bar: or follow the link entitled Community Cannery Workshop on the left-hand side of the main page of our website at

Spaces are limited and previous workshops have filled very quickly so don’t delay!

If you have any questions about the workshop please don’t hesitate to contact me

Happy Canning!

Troubadour bar to close up

The Troubadour will be closing up because of the sale of the building, in which the new owner wants to use the building.

Always good music coming out of the place and so many people liked it.

Do we need this type of restaurant in the Junction?

There is always a lot of interest of the retail mix on the Junction strip.  In terms of food establishments, does the Junction need service, character and design consideration to establish the right elements for a good eating establishment?

To illustrate this point this author offers the example of Woodys Burgers  om Lakeshore Blvd in Longbranch., This restaurant has a clean, well designed interior, a welcoming exterior, and a wonderful view of the food on offer.

They also have a assortment of sides to have with your burger all clearly viewable under glass.  And place is clean really clean, crisp.

This restaurant inexpensive meal out, or great for take-out. While the meal image  may give the impressions the portions are small, go for dinner, and you won’t be disappointed… they are just right. Try the special side dishes that you can’t find in the usual Junction  places,  and see if you think we need a place with a menu like it has in the Junction.

3795 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Toronto, ON M8W 1R2
(416) 546-2093