What do you call this place?


Gizmo Station.

How about The Wedge?

Name suggestions for the area unofficially known as the Junction Triangle are flooding in ahead of a Jan. 21 meeting where community members will name their ’hood — once and for all.

The area is bounded roughly by Davenport Road to the base of Perth Avenue, filling in the area between the train tracks that run east of Dundas Street West and west of Lansdowne Avenue.

“There’s something like just over 200 names now on the website and so, we’ve just been taking those suggestions on the website and responding to comments that we get,” said Kristen den Hartog, a member of Fuzzy Boundaries, one of several residents groups dedicated to naming the area.

“Certain names are coming up more frequently,” she said. “And some people are just having fun with idea and a lot of people are contributing little anecdotes about the history of the area.”

Some of the anecdotes involve the famous among them.

Den Hartog, who’s lived in the area for the past five years, recently learned that Simone Taylor, a member of the 1950s folk band The Travellers, has lived in the area for years. Though not involved with Fuzzy Boundaries, Taylor is aware of the naming process, den Hartog says.

Taylor also attended a recent local screening of the documentary about the band, says den Hartog.

Fuzzy Boundaries has also screened a film about the community’s fight to reduce pollution in the formerly industry-heavy neighbourhood.

According to documentation on the Fuzzy Boundaries website, the area was first identified as Shedden Farms 1887.

The group dug up a newspaper ad from May 9, 1887 when the Toronto Land and Investment Corp. was selling properties in the Bloor, Symington, Churchill (now Perth) area.

Den Hartog said when she and her husband were looking to buy a house all signs kept pointing to their current location.

“We weren’t familiar with the neighbourhood at all. We knew a little bit about Roncesvalles area, High Park of course, but we didn’t know this little pocket at all, so it was a real discovery for us,” she said.

She soon learned many called it the Junction Triangle, and some still do.

“So for them, they think that the area already has a name. And there are also a lot of new residents who really like the name as well, and like linking back to that history,” she said.

“I really just like hearing what people have to say and I like the idea of the community itself, deciding.”

Fuzzy Boundaries’ public meeting will be held Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at 45 Ernest Ave.