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Our neighborhood

The Annex is a dynamic neighbourhood with a kinetic nightlife and vibrant street scene and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this historic and alluring part of downtown Toronto. It is bordered in the north by Dupont, in the south by Bloor and by Bathurst and Avenue Road on the west and east respectively. It is a beautiful and historic downtown Toronto neighbourhood, with tree-lined one-way streets bordered with Victorian and Edwardian homes, most of them built around the 1900s. History gave it its name. In the late 1800s, when Yorkville began to grow too quickly to service its citizens, the city of Toronto annexed the area, which at the time was a Yorkville subdivision.

The Annex has a kind of split personality, characterized by elegant mansions as well as being a stomping ground for students and young adults alike. Near Avenue Road, the retail options are high-end and fashion forward. Further west, including Mirvish Village just a block past Bathurst, the more wallet-friendly entertainment and independent shopping options are geared toward those attending U of T and the George Brown campus just north of Dupont.

Culture features prominently. The Annex is home to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, cultural and community hubs such as the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and Trinity St. Paul's Church, and the Royal Ontario and Gardiner Museums.The Annex is a vibrant neighbourhood that draws its energy from the University of Toronto, as well as from the bars, restaurants and nightclubs that crowd together along Bloor Street. Its location for public transportation is unsurpassed, boasting both Spadina and St George stations, both of which connect to Toronto’s two main subway lines.

We embrace our neighbourhood and its microcosm of culture and diversity and look forward to becoming a staple in the area.

 

THE ANNEX FOOD HALL | 384 BLOOR STREET WEST - TORONTO

OPEN 7 days/week | 11:30 am - 8:00 pm