What Makes The Annex So Great?
Known as one of the city’s most-beloved and unique downtown neighbourhoods, The Annex is an eclectic neighbourhood with youthful energy and a cool urban vibe. In The Annex, you’ll find everything from urban sushi restaurants and wallet-friendly pizza joints to secondhand bookstores and neighbourhood cafes. Despite all of the great neighbourhood stores and shopping The Annex offers up, the area is largely residential, full of really nice Victorian and Edwardian architecture that’s really distinct to The Annex. With so many great places to see and things to do, The Annex is truly a neighbourhood that offers something for everyone.
Types of Homes: Like large, classic, and truly unique houses? You’ll love The Annex. Real estate in The Annex is made up of Large Victorian and Edwardian, turn-of-the-century, and multi-storey homes sit nicely within on large lots with tree-lined streets within the heart of the city.
Condo and Loft Living: If condo and loft living is your thing, check out Schoolhouse Condos and Lofts (391 Brunswick Avenue), One Bedford at Bloor (Beford & Bloor), Museum House on Bloor (206 Bloor Street West).
You Should See: Home to Toronto’s most prestigious university, the University of Toronto is probably one of the places The Annex is most well-known for, but if you’re in the neighbourhood, you should also check out Honest Ed’s. A truly distinct Toronto and Annex landmark since 1941, Honest Ed’s offers too many interesting things to mention, and offers the unique feel of shopping in a museum and thrift shop combined.
Neighbourhood Hot Spots: One of the most loved places to get sushi in The Annex (and maybe even the city), Sushi on Bloor has been serving everything from California rolls to bento boxes fresh and at a great price. If you’re into films, you’ll also want to check out Bloor Cinema, home to the hugely popular Hot Docs film festival.
How to Get Around: Don’t own a vehicle? Or simply just don’t want to? There’s no need to in The Annex. The neighbourhood is highly accessible by subway via St.George and Spadina Stations, and by streetcar via the Bathurst and Spadina streetcars. Plus with real estate in The Annex providing easy access to the downtown core, living in The Annex allows you to live close to everything Toronto has to offer.