Toronto Neighborhoods • The Annex


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken:  2007     City: Toronto     Country: Canada      Pictures Attached: 14     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood



The Annex Pictures

by Parent on Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:08 am


The Annex is an affluent neighbourhood located east of the Koreatown(pics) and west of Yorkville(pics). It has traditionally been home to many of the University of Toronto's faculty, as well as housing the university's student body. It is mainly residential, with quiet, tree lined one-way streets lined with beautiful Victorian and Edwardian homes and mansions, most of them built between 1880 and the early 1900s. During the 1950s and 1960s, an influx of Hungarian immigrants moved into the neighbourhood after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution was suppressed, and many of the businesses and properties along Bloor are owned by Hungarian-Canadian families. Many of these homes have been converted into buildings that offer multi-tenant apartments. However, the stretch of Bloor Street between St. George and Bathurst is a vibrant social and retail area, offering to Toronto a wide range of services from upscale dining to discount retailers like Honest Ed's. When someone says that they are "going to the Annex," this stretch of Bloor St. is usually what they are referring to. The Annex is one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Toronto in which to rent or own a home. Because of its proximity to the university, it has a high rate of seasonal tenant turnover, and its residents range from university students to long-time residents, including well-established and wealthy families. The neighbourhood's appeal sometimes results in the stretching of its borders by realtors and residents of surrounding areas.

Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) On Bloor street looking East. (188.24 KB) Photo viewed 1175 times
Pic. 1. On Bloor street looking East. View photo in original size (964x739 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) On Bloor Street looking west. Two very important places: the James Joyce bar and a 24-hour tax refund center. (437.94 KB) Photo viewed 1249 times
Pic. 2. On Bloor Street looking west. Two very important places: the James Joyce bar and a 24-hour tax refund center. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Typical backalley of the Annex. (531.46 KB) Photo viewed 1185 times
Pic. 3. Typical backalley of the Annex. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Spadina Avenue looking northwards. (451.76 KB) Photo viewed 1172 times
Pic. 4. Spadina Avenue looking northwards. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) On the corner of Bloor and Spadina - the [[Second Crook|Second Cup]]. (179.2 KB) Photo viewed 1243 times
Pic. 5. On the corner of Bloor and Spadina - the Second Crook. View photo in original size (886x717 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Near Dupont. (403.83 KB) Photo viewed 1173 times
Pic. 6. Near Dupont. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Lots of Victorian style housing in this area. (524.18 KB) Photo viewed 1111 times
Pic. 7. Lots of Victorian style housing in this area. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (598.41 KB) Photo viewed 1107 times
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Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Annex style commie block. (184.9 KB) Photo viewed 1196 times
Pic. 9. Annex style commie block. View photo in original size (726x994 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (132.33 KB) Photo viewed 1131 times
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Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) On Bloor street west of Spadina looking eastwards. (530.39 KB) Photo viewed 1265 times
Pic. 11. On Bloor street west of Spadina looking eastwards. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (501.23 KB) Photo viewed 1145 times
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Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood) Fresh-obsessed Dominion. (187.33 KB) Photo viewed 1184 times
Pic. 13. Fresh-obsessed Dominion. View photo in original size (995x730 pixels).


Picture of The Annex neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2007 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood)  (527.99 KB) Photo viewed 1167 times
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Map of The Annex neighborhood.


How to get to The Annex Neighborhood


Spadina subway station.
Last edited by Parent on Thu May 29, 2008 4:28 pm, edited 5 times in total.
 
 
 
 
Map of The Annex. Pictures by Parent within 4 kilometers of The Annex Neighborhood.

 
 

Neighborhoods Nearby The Annex - Pictures by Parent



Koreatown Neighborhood by Parent. The Toronto Korean Business Area, known more generally as Koreatown (or Korea Town), is centred along Bloor Street between Christie and Bathurst Streets. Also known as "Little Korea", Koreatown came into prominence.. Distance from The Annex: 0.7km SW, 21 pictures.

Casa Loma Neighborhood by Parent. Casa Loma is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto and is named after the famous castle. It is bounded on the north by Spadina Road and Lonsdale Road, on the east by Avenue Road, on the south by the CP railway tracks, and on.. Distance from The Annex: 1.1km N, 17 pictures.

Yorkville Neighborhood by Parent. Founded in 1830 by entrepreneur Joseph Bloor (after whom Bloor Street, one of Toronto's main thoroughfares, is named), the Village of Yorkville began as a residential suburb. Its Victorian-style homes, quiet residential streets,.. Distance from The Annex: 1.2km E, 30 pictures.

Queen`s Park Neighborhood by Parent. Queen's Park is an urban park in the Downtown area of Toronto. Opened in 1860 by Edward, Prince of Wales, it was named in honour of Queen Victoria. The park is the site of the Ontario Legislature, which houses the Legislative.. Distance from The Annex: 1.3km SEE, 8 pictures.

Discovery District Neighborhood by Parent. The Discovery District is an area of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is noted for its concentration of hospitals and scientific research facilities, particularly in biotechnology. The district is roughly bounded by Bloor.. Distance from The Annex: 1.4km SE, 28 pictures.

Little Italy Neighborhood by Parent. Little Italy, sometimes referred to as College Street West or College and Clinton, is a district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is well known for its numerous Italian Canadian restaurants and businesses. The district is centred.. Distance from The Annex: 1.6km SSW, 24 pictures.

Kensington Market Neighborhood by Parent. Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The Market is one of the city's oldest and most famous neighbourhoods, and in November 2006, it became a National Historic Site... Distance from The Annex: 1.7km SSE, 15 pictures.

Chinatown Neighborhood by Parent. This is one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. It is centred around the intersection of Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, and extends outward from this point along both streets. It has grown significantly over the.. Distance from The Annex: 1.8km SSE, 12 pictures.




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