All about The Annex: The Annex is a culturally rich neighbourhood located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Close to 30,000 residents live in this top 10 most walkable neighbourhoods in Toronto, filled with o-of-a-kind boutiques and beautiful architecture, on top of a long list of amenities. This cultural hub is home to museums, art galleries, schools, banks, grocery stores and restaurants that cater to a diverse population. Convenience is plenty, with 4 subway lines, a perfect walkscore, and affordable cuisine, which keeps the vibrant student population happy. Essentially, The Annex is a superb mix of demographics, from young, hip students, artistic types, to families who have lived there forever. The age old trees and beautifully maintained Victorian homes make this neighbourhood a standout one.
Things to see in The Annex: Unique to The Annex is Honest Ed’s, a landmark, one-of-a-kind bargain centre that has everything from wine to socks. From the annual Annex Festival on Bloor, the Hot Docs Cinema, The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the Bata Shoe Museum and the, popular hangouts like Snakes and Lattes (a coffee and board game café), the artistic vibe of the neighbourhoods brings together people from all walks of life. Another neighbourhood bonus is that The Annex is close to other epicentres in the city. Whether residents feel like spending the day shopping in Toronto’s Fifth Avenue, Yorkville, or plan to seek out trendy textiles in Queen West, or perhaps grab a luscious dessert on King Street, The Annex is central to other distinctive downtown Toronto hoods.