CaféTO Arrives in The Junction


TORONTO, ON July 20, 2020 – Patio season is in full swing in the Junction! Many of our beloved local restaurants and bars have opened up shop and are now offering outdoor dining service courtesy of the City’s CaféTO program.

Extending along Dundas Street West from Indian Grove to Quebec Avenue, the Junction is transforming into the go-to hotspot for an amazing summer patio experience. The CaféTO program aims to make it easier for restaurants to safely operate by expanding their patios to allow for social distancing. Tables are spaced six feet apart, and proper sanitation laws will be in place. 

Our streetside resto-bars will provide over 10,000 SF of new patio space across the Junction for our patrons to enjoy from now until the program is set to end on November 15 (weather permitting).

Want a taste of the Junction? Try out the famous selection of local craft beers at Indie Alehouse – or perhaps swing over to Hush Hush for some dreamy gelato and a refreshing cocktail. Feeling especially hungry? Check out the delicious Italian cuisine at Deco. Our restaurants have been working hard to create a memorable experience for their patrons. Famous for our burgeoning culinary and bar scene, the Junction regularly draws visitors from all over the city – and our newly implemented patios are the perfect way to safely satisfy your inner-foodie.

Following several challenging months for small businesses, especially restaurants, The Junction BIA is proud to show off our vibrant neighbourhood. Our local shops and food establishments are excited to welcome residents and visitors alike. Lining the streets are blocks of patios that will bring back the bustling community that makes our area so special. Each distinctive patio boasts something unique – a personal representation of each business.

Carol Jolly, Executive Director, The Junction BIA says, “We are dedicated to supporting the goals and success of our local businesses. The Junction prides itself on being a community that fosters creativity and ingenuity and the CaféTO program provides exactly that for our restaurants and bars.”

Join us in the Junction, Toronto’s favourite meeting place since 1884.

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The Junction BIA (JBIA)  is a community-driven non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic & cultural vitality of the Junction. We provide a resource and hub for the diverse mix of businesses, who welcome patrons to enjoy this vibrant Toronto neighbourhood.

Attention Media: For access to a selection of hi-res images, please contact either of us – below.  Photo credit required: The Junction BIA

Saskia Rahim, Marketing 647-971-1635 (mobile)
Carol Jolly, Executive Director 416-561-3683 (mobile)

Interested in seeing more CafeTO photos? Click HERE to see the full album!

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