The educated choice.
If Toronto is a mix, the Annex is the bullseye of that mix, going from fancy to funky to fancy again in a matter of blocks. Massive century-plus homes, many in a Toronto-exclusive, architecturally-recognized style, rub shoulders with brick and sandstone Victorians filled with creative types and University of Toronto staffers and students— the esteemed school is on the doorstep.
Food, culture, art and entertainment abound: in fact, its dozens of food spots may be the city’s densest concentration. The vibe is urban, bookish, smart and stimulating, and that vibe is guaranteed, as hundreds of the Annex’s buildings have been permanently protected against demolition. All this, and of course, time, have raised the home prices considerably, and the Annex (especially the East Annex) is now expensive, even Yorkville expensive. And if you ever need a window in one of its precious homes re-glazed, Wiener’s Home Hardware has been expertly providing that service since 1922.