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The Annex is the area along Bloor between Avenue and Bathurst on the east/west and Bloor and Dupont on the north/south. It is know for its wide range of restaurants, retail boutiques, used bookstores, coffee shops and bars. The neighbourhood also has trees which are over 100 years old

The Annex is home to a mix of residents including students and the upper class. Houses in the area are often priced in the millions of dollars and are often split into multiplexes for rental tenants. The average property value is $650K and the average monthly rent is $1100.

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History

The Annex was originally a neighbourhood for wealthy Torontonians in the late 1800s before most residents moved to Forrest Hill or Rosedale. Home were built in the Edwardian or Victorian styles.

Land usage

The Annex is mainly residential, with commerical strips on Bloor, Bathurst and Harbord. Most streets are tree-linedwith Victorian and Edwardian residences of varying sizes. They were built between 1880 and the early 1900s. In the 1950s and 1960s mid-rise buildings were added on streets like St. Geroge. a

Areas

Seaton Village or 'West Annex' is that part of the Annex west of Bathurst Street.

Koreatown

Vermont Square Park in Seaton Village. Includes a playground and wading pool


Spadina Expressway

In the 1960s, a proposed Spadina Expressway would run through thet Annex (on Spadina). It woudl have divided the Annex into 2 sections. Annex area residents successfully opposed its construction.

Attractions

Restaurants

Schools

  • Huron St. Junion PS (541 Huron St.)
  • University of Toronto Schools (371 Bloor St. W)
  • Royal St. George's College
  • Taddle Creek Montessori School (39 Spadina Ave.)

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