Junction Craft Brewing has some big news – and like any good Torontonian, they made sure it involves real estate. At the beginning of the year, they took possession of a new home on Symes.
Spread over 16,000 square feet the new Junction has a barrel room, tap-and-tasting bar, retail shop and plenty of space for brewing equipment and beer-related events.
And the best part? Well, that would be the cool name. Yes, folks, it really is called the Destructor. Built in the 1930s, during the twilight of the Art Deco period, it fell into disuse when it became unfashionable to do things like crush and burn your city’s garbage in a barely suburban neighbourhood.
It’s great to see old industrial buildings given a new life and also to watch as new breweries grow into bigger homes. Coincidentally, Junction opened to the public in December 2012 in the space now occupied by People’s Pint, around the corner, on Cawthra.
Continuing the new-homeowner analogy, Junction is throwing the doors open this weekend and inviting the public in for a beer and a look-see. Here are the highlights from the schedule for Saturday, April 7:
- Indie 88 will be live broadcasting from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- When the Pig Came Home will be popping up for brunch.
- TOBEN will have their food truck there from 4 to 11 p.m.
- Brewery tours, capped off with a flight of Junction beer and a souvenir, are going for $15.
- And Keswick, Ontario’s favourite rock band, the Elwins, will be playing a show inside at 9 p.m.
You can buy concert tickets for the Elwins online ($20, plus fees) or – even better – grab an entry to win a pair in three easy steps:
- Head to our Facebook or Instagram post about this contest.
- Follow the Growler Ontario (FB and IG) and Junction Craft Brewing (FB and IG).
- Tag one friend who you’d like to join you at the event.
We’ll pick one winner on Friday, April 6 at 2 p.m. Entrants must be 19 years-old and residents of Ontario. One entry per person on each of Facebook and Instagram, for a limit of two total entries per person.