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The Annex is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The traditional boundaries of the neighbourhood are north to Dupont Street, south to Bloor Street, west to Bathurst Street and east to Avenue Road. The City of Toronto recognizes a broader neighbourhood definition that includes the adjacent Seaton Village and Yorkville areas.

Bordering the University of Toronto, the Annex has long been a student quarter and is also home to many fraternity housing and members of the university's faculty. Predominantly English-speaking, it is an affluent neighbourhood with well-educated residents.

Toronto's Annex community is one of Toronto's most popular and is now over 100 years old. It is quite close to the buildings of the University of Toronto. It is served by its local newspaper, the Annex Guardian.

Houses
Many of the brick rooming houses or multi-unit homes in the area were converted back to single family homes, keeping the best of the history towards the real estate values in Toronto neighbourhood. The houses, built between in the late 19th and early 20th century are examples of Victorian, and Queen Anne styles. The architectural details of some of the buildings are among the finest in the city, ranging from pyramidal roofs and turrets to recessed grand archways and wooden spindled porches. A second wave of less elaborate Annex homes built in the English Cottage, Georgian and Tudor styles, dating from 1910 to 1930.

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Arthur R. Boswell House, Annex, Toronto


Shopping
The Annex's main shopping district is on Bloor Street. This stretch of stores from Bathurst to Avenue Road includes a shopper's dream mix of clothing boutiques, major-league bookstores, food markets, home furnishings & decor, restaurants, and outdoor cafes. The health-conscious will love the great variety of stores and restaurants featuring organic and health foods and supplements (Juice for Life, Eternal Abundance). There is a plethora of acclaimed ethnic restaurants (The Indian Rice Factory, Bangkok Express, Aida's Falafel) and plenty of delightful shops and boutiques where everything from the latest fashions (Risque, Secrets from your Sister) to whimsical gifts (SWAK, Annex Books, The Outer Layer) are on display.

Parks


  • Cedarvale Park
  • Christie Pitts Park
  • Trinity Bellwoods Park
  • Winston Churchill Park
  • David A. Balfour Park

Personalities
Residents of the Annex include prominent artists and writers such as Margaret Atwood, politicians, community leaders and successful business people, academics, media personalities, University of Toronto students and faculty, and people from all walks of life.

Health Clubs
There are health clubs in shape at either the University of Toronto's Athletic Centre or the Jewish Community Centre at Bloor and Spadina. The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto located in the Annex at 16 Spadina Road, offers a variety of programs and services for Toronto's Native community as well as the general public.

Libraries
The Spadina Road Public Library at 10 Spadina Road, offers a wide variety of programming for neighbourhood residents, and the huge Toronto Reference Library is a short distance away at Yonge & Bloor (789 Yonge St). The Palmerston Library at 560 Palmerston Avenue, the Yorkville Library at 22 Yorkville and the College/Shaw branch at 766 College Street also serve the area. Casa Loma and Spadina House are nearby, offering acres of cultivated land, historical tours and demonstrations, and lavish architecture to be explored.

Schools
  • Huron St. Jr. School
  • Palmerston Ave. Jr. School
  • Jesse Ketchum Jr. & Sr. School
  • Lord Lansdowne Jr. & Sr. School
  • King Edward Jr. & Sr. School
  • Hawthorne Bilingual School
  • Clinton St. Jr. School
  • Central Technical School
  • Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
  • Harbord Collegiate Institute



Annex Toronto History


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