Inside the area of the city that most people consider the Junction, much of the history is being removed in the current reworking of the facades and structure of many buildings.
With this post the blog would like bring to notice the remnants of the Diamond Taxi Association station at the North East corner of Dundas St West and Runnymede Rd. Remnants of the old station are difficult to be aware of if you have no idea of the history of the corner. But at the North East corner of the intersection behind the restaurant is a small parking lot which still retains two artifacts of the taxi stand which was in use into the 70’s.
Its survival, is probably because of, simple economics: the gentrification of the Junction has not reached this corner yet so building owners do not rework their buildings, not wanting the expensive.
There are classic places and architecture all over the Junction area of the old “Junction” scattered throughout the strip and the surrounding streets. But the pieces, often viewed as nostalgia are quickly being removed.