We are celebrating our sixth anniversary this month so we thought we’d share some of the highlights brewing craft beer in The Junction. We’ve got big plans for the future as we moving to our new brewery on Symes Road…We hope you can join us for the ride!

Toronto Beer Week 2017 to Feature Collab #Aleyards IPA



We are brewing up something special with our brewing buds at Rainhard Brewing Co & Shacklands Brewing Co. for Toronto Beer Week 2017. Its gonna be #BIG! Stay tuned! #TBW2017 #AleYards #JunctionBrewery


Junction Road Black Lager Headed to LCBO in September


Junction GOLD at Canadian Brewing Awards


Junction Craft Brewing wins 6 at Ontario Brewing Awards


Engineer’s IPA Returns to LCBO in 473 mL Tallboys


Junction Craft Brewing arrives at 7 West Toronto Beer Store Locations

We are pleased to announce that Conductor’s Craft Ale and Brakeman’s Session Ale are available for purchase in 473 ml tallboy cans at the following 7 Beer Store locations in West Toronto … All Aboard!
Roncesvalles Village TBS#2306
2135 DUNDAS STREET West, TORONTO, Ontario M6R 1X1
Parkdale TBS#2305
The Annex TBS#2312
The Junction TBS#2314
3524 DUNDAS STREET West, TORONTO, Ontario M6S 2S1
Little Portugal TBS#2319
1200 DUNDAS STREET West, TORONTO, Ontario M6J 1X4
The Stockyards TBS#2371
Liberty Village TBS#2377
See map below for the 7 featured locations

Junction Craft Brewing set for expansion into historic West Toronto property (Toronto, May 16, 2016)


Junction Craft Brewing is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease on a new 16.000 square foot facility located at 150 Symes Road in The Junction, at the corner of Symes Road and Glen Scarlett Road. In early 2017, the company will open the doors of a brand new brewery and craft beer destination to be built within the former Symes Road Incinerator.

Situated less than a kilometre from Junction Craft’s current location, this impressive Art Deco structure was built by the City of Toronto and opened in 1934. The design and construction of the project took place under R.C. Harris, Toronto’s longest serving Commissioner of Public Works. Known originally as ‘Destructor on Symes Road’ and later as ‘Symes Road Transfer Station’ when it was converted into a waste transfer facility, it is a rare survivor of West Toronto’s early 20th century’s industrial era in the former Ontario Stockyards area.

The building and its 5.5 acre site were listed for sale by Build Toronto in 2010, and purchased by a Toronto developer in 2012. As it has been declared a Heritage property, the building will be restored and then turned over to Junction Craft for adaptation to a use that reflects its industrial roots while engaging the community. Toronto’s PLANT Architects have been enlisted to help with this transition.

“We’re very excited to be up and running there by early next year,” said President Tom Paterson. “We’ll be opening a facility that, in addition to a new 25hL brewhouse and increased production and distribution capabilities, will offer brewery tours, an event space, and an expanded tap room and retail bottle shop. We hope it will be a place that all craft beer lovers will enjoy and want to keep coming back to.”

Junction Craft Brewing was established in Toronto’s historic west end Junction neighbourhood in 2011. Their mission is to create balanced, flavourful versions of diverse beer styles, while sharing a passion for their enjoyment with a wide range of beer drinkers.

Junction Craft Brewing
101-90 Cawthra Avenue, Toronto, ON M6N 3C2

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Junction Craft Brewing Releases Tracklayer’s Kolsch to @LCBO (Toronto, April 28, 2016)

We are pleased to announce that Tracklayer’s Kolsch has arrived @LCBO locations across Ontario as a Seasonal Release for Summer 2016. Tracklayer’s Kolsch is our take on the classic style that has been brewed in and around Cologne, Germany for the last 100 years. Pale, dry and traditionally lagered, Tracklayer’s balances a light fruitiness with biscuity malt notes, delivering a smooth, highly drinkable beer. Brewed with imported malt to a light straw colour, this is abeer that comes from a place where an honest day’s work is an opportunity and its reward is well earned. Clear the track … here comes Tracklayer’s Kolsch!
Read more about Tracklayer’s Kolsch here : https://www.junctioncraft.com/tracklayers-kolsch/

Conductor’s Craft Ale now available at Loblaws & Sobeys locations across Ontario (Toronto, December 15, 2015)

We are delighted to be part of the first wave of Ontario Brewers to have their beer available at grocery stores across Ontario. Conductor’s Craft Ale & Brakeman’s Session Ale are now available at at more than 30 Loblaws + Sobeys locations. Read where it is currently available : https://www.junctioncraft.com/more-arrivals-loblaws-sobeys/

Junction Craft Brewing Marks 4th Anniversary with Junction Octoberfest (Toronto, September 17, 2015)

Read more about Junction Octoberfest : https://www.junctioncraft.com/junction-octoberfest/

Junction Craft Brewing Releases Engineer’s IPA as 2015 Summer Seasonal to @LCBO (Toronto, April 12, 2015)


Junction Craft Brewing Celebrates Third Anniversary with Tap Takeover @TheOnly Cafe (Sept. 21, 2014)


Brakeman’s Session Ale now available at the LCBO (Toronto, August 22, 2014)

Junction Craft Brewing is very pleased to announce that our award winning BRAKEMAN’S SESSION Ale has been officially released to @LCBO locations across Ontario and is now available in 473 ml tallboy cans. Winner of the Silver Media at the 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards in the category of North American Golden Ale, Brakeman’s Session Ale has a juicy hop flavor that is bright, crisp and thirst quenching. Brakeman’s showcases Admiral hops and is ‘hopbacked’ with dry leaf Cascade and Super Galena hops to present an old world golden ale with new world hop flavour.

Conductor’s Craft Ale now on track at the LCBO (Toronto, June 21, 2013)

Junction Craft Brewing announced today that their popular signature beer, Conductor’s Craft Ale, is now available for purchase at LCBO outlets across Ontario in 473mL cans.
Conductor’s Craft Ale is fresh, aromatic and full of flavour, brewed using a hybrid of traditional British, German and American brewing techniques. Brewmaster Doug Pengelly designed and built the Junction Hopback, used to infuse the flavour and aroma of hops into Conductor’s.
Praised widely, Conductor’s Craft Ale is now raised widely by increasing numbers of beer drinkers at over 70 establishments across Toronto and beyond.
“Demand for Conductor’s pretty much dictated that we get it into cans,” said Junction Craft Brewing President Tom Paterson. “Conductor’s on draft has really caught on with pub patrons all over Toronto and elsewhere, so naturally we were getting inquiries all the time about how people could enjoy it at home.”
Junction Craft Brewing was established in 2011 and the company now brews a wide variety of beer styles out of its brewery on Cawthra Avenue in Toronto’s historic Junction area, close to the former site of the West Toronto CPR station. Junction Craft Brewery Tap Room/Bottle Shop is open 4pm to 8pm Thursday/Friday and Saturday 1pm to 8pm. All Aboard !

Junction Brewery now welcoming passengers aboard (December 15, 2012)

(TORONTO) Junction Craft Brewing is pleased to announce that our Tap Room and Retail Store is now open to the public.
Junctioncraft President Tom Paterson and Brewmaster Doug Pengelly will be offering a wide selection of hand crafted beers brewed in small batches in their custom designed and built 3 hectolitre brewing system.
The Tap Room features a rotating lineup of Junctioncraft brews for customers to sample in 5 0z and 10 oz glasses plus all brews are available to purchase in 2L growlers and 500 ml bottles.
Junction Craft Brewery is located at 90 Cawthra Avenue, Unit 101 in The Junction, Toronto.
Operating hours are 4 to 8 pm Thursdays and Fridays and 1 to 8 pm on Saturdays, or by chance.
Directions : From the corner of Dundas and Keele, go north to Junction Road, turn right and go two blocks to Cawthra Avenue, then turn left and proceed one and a half blocks to Unit #101 – 90 Cawthra Avenue. Look for Junctioncraft logo on the door !

#NowBrewing in The Junction (November 27, 2012)

What's Brewing ?
(TORONTO) As announced in August, Junction Craft Brewing has relocated from their office/warehouse on Vine Avenue and moved into new premises for the brewing, sale and distribution of its popular craft beers. The Junction Craft Brewery is located at 90 Cawthra Avenue in the The Junction, close to the former sites of the West Toronto Junction CN & CPR Railway stations. Construction and installation of a 3 hectolitre Brewhouse designed by Brewmaster Doug Pengelly has been completed and brewing has started. Work continues on constructing a Tap Room and setting up a Retail Store. When completed, the Tap Room will feature 11 taps of Junction Craft Beers. Work is continuing on setting up a Retail Store in the brewery where 2L growlers, 500 ml bottles, glassware, T shirts and merchandise will be available for purchase.

Junction Brewery #UnderConstruction in The Junction (August 15, 2012)

(TORONTO) Junction Craft Brewing announced today that it has moved into new premises for the brewing, sale and distribution of its popular craft beers. The brewery is located at 90 Cawthra Avenue in the The Junction, close to the former site of the West Toronto C.P.R. station and not far from the historic West Toronto Diamond railway junction. Construction has started on a 3 hectolitre brewhouse, tap room and retail outlet.
“We’re very excited to get going here by the fall of this year,” said Junction Craft’s President Tom Paterson. “Up to this point Conductor’s Craft Ale has been available as draft, mostly in Toronto area establishments. There’s been such a great response that we’ve decided to brew a trainload of different craft beer styles and make these available in 500 ml bottles and 2L growlers available at the new brewery. In addition to our signature Conductor’s Craft Ale, these new beers will also be available in our Tap Room as well as on draft and cask formats for our licensee customers.”
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90 Cawthra Avenue, Unit #101, Toronto Canada M6N 3C2

First Brew @Wellington Brewery (August 15, 2011)

Two guys and a hopback !
(TORONTO) Junction Craft Brewing announced today that it has begun brewing Conductor’s Craft Ale on contract at Wellington Brewery in Guelph and have set up operations on Vine Avenue in The Junction. Plans are underway and a search has begun to find a commercial space to construct a nano brewery, tasting room and retail outlet in The Junction neighbourhood of West Toronto. All Aboard !