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Welcome to The Annex

Located in downtown Toronto, The Annex neighbourhood boasts a wide variety of residents. It’s  not uncommon for students from the University of Toronto to live alongside business people and artists here. With the neighbourhood's proximity to the University of Toronto, it’s a high-energy area with a wide variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants located along Bloor Street.

Location

Homes in The Annex

The residential areas of The Annex are defined by the presence of quaint tree-lined streets, many of which have Victorian and Edwardian homes. Some of these homes are considered mansions, and many were built between the late 1800s and the early 1900s. 

You can also find homes built in the 1950s and 1960s, and a few apartment buildings as well. For people who love history and architecture, The Annex offers some of the most beautiful homes in the city of Toronto, although they come with a hefty price tag.

Where is The Annex

The Annex sits in the heart of Toronto, in what is considered part of downtown. The Annex is bounded by Dupont Street to the north and Bloor Street to the south.  Avenue Road is to the east and Bathurst Street to the west.

The Annex is very accessible in terms of public transportation, with the St. George and Spadina subways stations serving the area, as well as the Bathurst and Spadina streetcars. The neighbourhood is also a favourite among professionals because of the proximity it provides to Toronto’s central downtown area.

Schools in The Annex

Some of the cities best schools are also found in the Annex area. Some notable schools are:

Beverley School
Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Junior School
King Edward Junior and Senior Public School
Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School

Central Technical School
Harbord Collegiate Institute

Things to do around The Annex

There’s a lot of vibrancy in The Annex, and some of the main draws include the University of Toronto Philosopher’s Walk along Bloor, as well as the Royal Conservatory, The Bata Show Museum, and the Royal Ontario Museum, also called the ROM.

The shops you’ll find on Bloor Street range from bookstores and specialty retailers to food markets, and the neighbourhood also has a rich selection of art galleries. The Mirvish Village is the prime shopping district of The Annex, located just south of Bloor Street on Markham Street. Also notable in the neighbourhood is Bloor Cinema which is home to Hot Docs, one of the largest and most popular documentary film festivals in the world. 

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