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Bloor Street West/Annex

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Popular shopping areas with affordable shops and restaurants.

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Great neighbourhood, as long as you have money

I lived at One Bedford Place for several years before recently moving out. The entire Annex area is a pleasant, leafy neighbourhood of Victorian houses and a growing number of... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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206 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I lived at One Bedford Place for several years before recently moving out. The entire Annex area is a pleasant, leafy neighbourhood of Victorian houses and a growing number of high-rise upscale condo buildings. The commercial streets -- mainly Bloor, Spadina and Bathurst -- offer a wide variety of stores, hotels, restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops. The east end, closer... More 

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Toronto
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The Annex has lots to do and so many good options. Great for families. So many food options. Take out, sit down, casual...

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Cleveland
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This area is known for its mary eclectic shops, some are a bit pricy but looking does not cost a penny.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We discovered this place by accident almost in late May. We ordered and consumed two or three sandwiches and a drink. They toasted or grilled the sandwiches at our request and we did like the results. We spoke with a man who was studying Japanese at the next table. Young lady who waited on us was helpful and kind and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

The Annex is symptomatic of what people might think about Toronto. While it is not exactly a tourist locale unto itself, it is yet another one of Toronto's many neighborhoods, and one which makes exploring beyond the surface a bit more interesting. Here you will find Toronto's first board game cafe, or comic book stores tucked away on the upper... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Was excellent customer service. A lot of variety to choose from! Very focused and clean store. This was our 3rd visit to this store, and it's better and better always.

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Dublin
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

There's a lot to do and see in the Annex - You should really check out some of the restaurants around, there is a lot of different cuisines with some really awesome spots for cheap eats! It's a very chilled out area, with a good vibe and nice people. Honest Ed's is a great place to visit (while you still... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Take a walk west on bloor street from yonge street towards university avenue, and you will find the shoppers paradise .All the up scale international as well as Canadian brand name stores like Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew, D &C,Gucci and many others are on this short strip..In the same direction slightly north of bloor street is Yorkville. You will find... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

Bloor Street West is a very interesting street in Toronto as it has a few of the main museums and places of interest along it such as the Royal Ontario Museum & the Royal Conservatory of Music. Definitely a must visit during your trip.

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Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Ok well its a university crowd. The university of Toronto is right nearby. The street is kind of old and rundown. The buildings are old and not well kept. I didn't really like it here. The restaurants are on the inexpensive end of the scale but they aren't fancy or hip. That can be ok but this was on the... More 

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