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The Annex

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Address: 77 Walmer Rd. | At Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5R 2X6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-926-9261
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This neighborhood is both residential and full of small businesses,...

This neighborhood is both residential and full of small businesses, including many trendy restaurants and shops.

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A mix of streetscape

Many of the houses on some streets have been converted to fraternity/sorority houses. Some yards are rather unkempt while others still maintain their century charm. It is a quiet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2015
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West Lorne,Ontario
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West Lorne,Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Many of the houses on some streets have been converted to fraternity/sorority houses. Some yards are rather unkempt while others still maintain their century charm. It is a quiet neighbourhood.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

We lived here on Lowther for four years and believe it to be one of the top neighborhoods in all of GTO. Beautiful Victorian homes on tree lined streets with flowers in full bloom for 7 months of the year; friendly, hospitable residents and limited vehicle traffic. Not bad,eh! Oh and it is close to outstanding restaurants, boutique shops, high... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

Great area if you like architecture and international food. Frat houses and hotels fill many of the unique designed mansions in the area, but they remain mostly unchanged. Hungarian and Korean restaurants that have been operating for 40 years share the street with French creperies, Italian pizzerias, sushi, yogurt, and burger places. There are not many other parts of the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Beautiful collection of older houses and buildings. Friendly feeling neighbourhood just down the room from Bloor Street and shopping. Nice little cafes also.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Went for a walk in the middle of winter and there are a great selection of restaurants and shops in the Annex. Every type of food and a good selection of Vegetarian restaurants which I really like. Sushi seems to be the new Hungarian replacement in the area. Record and book stores, clothing and nick nacks. Easy to get to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Quaint and walk-friendly neighbourhood with interesting "old Toronto" architecture and some good restaurants in the vicinity

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

Profs, students, artists, lawyers, families, alternative rockers all come here and enjoy the cafes, parks, and interesting places to hang out. Take a walk through the side streets with a Second Cup coffee in hand, or relax on a patio and watch everyone else reading, writing, flirting or, well, watching everyone else.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

There are some pretty houses here and a few nice cafes, restaurants and bookshops. It is nicer to stay on the side streets.

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

To many people, most of them students from U of T. If you wanna remember your school time, you have go for it

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

I don't live in Toronto but if I did then I would choose this area. It's not too far from everything that I like to do. The neighborhood is pretty clean and the people are nice. Plenty of places to eat and hangout and have fun. It's a neighborhood I'd explore everyday by foot if I could and I have... More 

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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