Annex

Overview of the Annex

The Annex is Toronto’s most heterogenous community. Its residents include successful business people, prominent artists, University of Toronto students and faculty, and people from all walks of life. This 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. Many of the rooming houses and multi-unit homes in the Annex have recently been converted back to single family houses reflecting the return to prominence of this historic Toronto neighbourhood.

History of the Annex

The Annex was subdivided in the 1870’s and 1880’s. It immediately became one of Toronto’s elite neighbourhoods. The Annex’s first residents included the likes of Timothy Eaton, the patriarch of Eatons department store, and George Gooderham, president of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery.

The Annex’s Golden Era lasted until the 1920’s, when the upper classes began to migrate northward to newer more fashionable suburbs in Forest Hill and Lawrence Park. Those who stayed behind helped form the Annex Residents Association. This powerful lobby group saved the Annex from the proposed Spadina Expressway which would have divided the Annex in half, had it been built.

The Annex has endured and is now over one hundred years old. It remains one of Toronto’s premier neighbourhoods.

Homes in the Annex

The Annex houses, built between 1880 and 1910 are fine examples of Victorian, Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque architectural styles. Plum and pink coloured Credit River sandstone, rich red brick, and terra cotta clay tiles, make up the exterior facades of many of these homes. The architectural detail is among the finest in the city, ranging from pyramidal roofs and turrets to recessed grand archways and wooden spindled porches.
A second wave of Annex homes dates from 1910 to 1930. These homes are less elaborate than their predecessors, but are nonetheless fine examples of English Cottage, Georgian and Tudor style architecture.

Schools in the Annex

  • Huron Jr., 541 Huron Street, (416) 393-1570
  • Jesse Ketchum Jr. & Sr., 61 Davenport Road, (416) 393-1530
  • Palmerston Jr., 734 Palmerston Avenue, (416) 393-9305
  • Central Technical School, 725 Bathurst Street, (416) 393-0060
  • Loretto College, 391 Brunswick Avenue, (416) 393-5511 or South Campus, 783 Bathurst Street, (416) 393-5543
  • University of Toronto School, 371 Bloor West, (416) 978-3212
  • Royal St. Georges College, 120 Howland Avenue, (416) 533-9481
  • University of Toronto, St. George Campus, (416) 978-2011

Real Estate Listings in the Annex

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Real Estate Listing #UPPER -22 KENDAL AVE

#upper -22 Kendal Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$4,495 Monthly

bed 4 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #TH2 -28 ADMIRAL RD

#th2 -28 Admiral Rd

Toronto, Ontario

$5,800 Monthly

bed 3 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #422 -1  BEDFORD RD

#422 -1 Bedford Rd

Toronto, Ontario

$3,400 Monthly

bed 2 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #810 -1 BEDFORD RD

#810 -1 Bedford Rd

Toronto, Ontario

$4,500 Monthly

bed 2 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #APT 2 -175 MADISON AVE

#apt 2 -175 Madison Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$3,250 Monthly

bed 2 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 674 HURON ST

674 Huron St

Toronto, Ontario

$1,795,000

bed 4 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #302 -238 DAVENPORT RD

#302 -238 Davenport Rd

Toronto, Ontario

$2,889,000

bed 1 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #2 -1007 BATHURST ST

#2 -1007 Bathurst St

Toronto, Ontario

$2,200 Monthly

bed 1 Bed
bath 1 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 432 BRUNSWICK AVE

432 Brunswick Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$2,349,000

bed 5 Bed
bath 4 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #1006 -170 AVENUE RD

#1006 -170 Avenue Rd

Toronto, Ontario

$3,600 Monthly

bed 2 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #5 -28 MADISON AVE

#5 -28 Madison Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$2,850 Monthly

bed 2 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #511 -1 BEDFORD RD

#511 -1 Bedford Rd

Toronto, Ontario

$5,995 Monthly

bed 2 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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