Larger homes typically found in the Annex north of Bloor Street
Location of Annex within Toronto
The Annex is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada located north of Bloor Street, extending west to Christie Street, north to the CPR tracks north of Dupont, and east to Yonge Street. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Yonge Street (pronounced "young" is a major arterial street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and its northern Suburbs It was formerly It is an affluent neighbourhood with well-educated residents and it borders the University of Toronto. This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus It has traditionally been home to many of the university's faculty, as well as housing the university's student body. The Annex is in the political riding of Trinity--Spadina, which is represented both Provincially and Federally by the New Democratic Party. An electoral district (also known as a Constituency or a riding in the Canadian English political Jargon) is a geographically-based Trinity–Spadina is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons
European settlement of this area began in the 1790s when surveyors laid out York Township. Events and trends French Revolution ( 1789 - 1799) It is considered to have effectively ended on November 9, 1799 when The area east of Brunswick Avenue became part of the village of Yorkville, while the region west of Brunswick was part of Seaton Village. Yorkville is a district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, well known for its shopping In 1883, Yorkville agreed to annexation with the City of Toronto. In 1886, Simeon Janes, a developer, created a subdivision which he called the Toronto Annex.
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. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Hungarians (or Magyars, magyarok are an Ethnic group primarily associated with Hungary. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 ( Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom) was a spontaneous nationwide Revolt against the Stalinist government of
Many of these homes have been converted into buildings that offer multi-tenant apartments. However, the stretch of Bloor Street between St. Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 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. Honest Ed's is a landmark discount store located in Toronto Ontario, Canada. 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. For example, Seaton Village, the architecturally-similar district between Bathurst St. Seaton Village is a primarily residential neighbourhood in downtown Toronto Ontario, Canada. and Christie St. , is considered by some to be the "West Annex", although the street signs on that stretch of Bloor call it the Korean Business Area. Toronto, Ontario, Canada 's Korean Business Area, known more generally as Koreatown (or Korea Town, K-town or The area between Bloor and College Street is also sometimes referred to as the "South Annex" (again, most often by realtors). College Street is a main east-west route in downtown Toronto, Canada.
It is interesting to note that, although the Annex is widely regarded as being peaceful, vibrant, and highly desirable, it is also fairly dense. In fact, if the rest of the geographical Toronto (the official City of Toronto, not including suburban municipalities) was built in a similar manner to the Annex, the entire population of the sprawling GTA (approximately 6 million people) would fit in an area less than one-tenth the size that it does now. The Greater Toronto Area (locally abbreviated as the GTA) is the most populous Metropolitan area in Canada.
Seaton Village or 'West Annex' is that part of the Annex west of Bathurst Street. Bathurst Street is a north-south street in Toronto and York Region, Ontario, Canada. Although the Koreatown shopping district is at its southern border, it is sometimes referred to as the "West Annex". Toronto, Ontario, Canada 's Korean Business Area, known more generally as Koreatown (or Korea Town, K-town or While Seaton Village shares several characteristics with The Annex (notably its architecture and its popularity with University of Toronto students), it is generally quieter, more family-oriented, and with smaller, less expensive homes. This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus
Vermont Square Park is near the centre of Seaton Village. The park has a playground, including a wading pool. St. Albans Boys and Girls club and the Bill Bolton hockey arena are also located in the park.
One feature of the area is a sculpture of a large white elephant in a front garden, which causes, according to the house owner, "about 20 cars a day stopping to look. The Elephant House is the nickname for a house on Yarmouth Road in the Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson neighbourhood of Toronto, Canada, which has a sculpture " Clinton Street features a house almost totally covered with wine corks. 
The neighbourhood has a thriving cultural scene, with the Tranzac (Toronto Australia-New Zealand) Club, the Bathurst Street Theatre, the Bloor Theatre (repertory cinema), the Jewish Community Centre, and, until recently, the now closed Poor Alex Theatre at Bloor and Brunswick. The Bathurst Street Theatre is a Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, that is housed in a former church Poor Alex Theatre is a Theatre company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Stores are open late and some restaurants are open well past midnight.
The Annex is well served by public transit, including four Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway stations: Bathurst, St. George, Spadina, and Dupont. The Toronto Transit Commission ( TTC) is a Public transport authority that operates Buses streetcars, subways and Rapid transit Bathurst is a station on the Bloor-Danforth line of the subway system in Toronto, Canada. St George is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina and Bloor-Danforth lines of the subway system in Toronto, Ontario Spadina is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina and Bloor-Danforth lines of the subway system in Toronto, Ontario Dupont is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the subway/RT system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Bus services operate on Bathurst north of Bloor and on Spadina Road; streetcars operate on Spadina Avenue, Bathurst Street south of Bloor, and College Street. Spadina Avenue is one of the most prominent streets in Toronto Ontario, Canada. A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train Spadina Avenue is one of the most prominent streets in Toronto Ontario, Canada.
The Annex is home to the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and the former Governor General and broadcaster Adrienne Clarkson. Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian Writer. The term governor general or governor-general refers to a vice-regal representative of a Monarch in an independent realm or a major colonial circonscription Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM CD (born February 10 1939 is an accomplished Canadian journalist and stateswoman The noted urban theorist and activist Jane Jacobs lived at 69 Albany Avenue for the 37 years up to her death in April 2006. Jane Jacobs, OC, OOnt ( May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an  Members of the rock band Sloan also reside in the neighbourhood. Sloan is a Power pop quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia. History Early years The band was formed in 1991 when Chris
Seaton Village is the former home of Canadian poet and children's author Dennis Lee and Oscar-winning (for Chicago) sound engineer David Lee (no relation). Canadian poetry is Poetry written in Canada, by Canadians There are three distinct branches of Canadian poetry French-Canadian poetry (mostly written Dennis Lee OC, MA (born 31 August 1939) is a Canadian Children's writer and Poet who lives in Toronto "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Chicago is a Musical film adaptation of the satirical stage musical Chicago, the film explores the themes of It is the current home of novelist and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald and sociologist Barry Wellman. Criticism of Canadian literature has focused on nationalistic and regional themes Playwrights from Canada include A-E Trey Anthony François Archambault John Bemrose Ann-Marie MacDonald (born 1958 is a Canadian Playwright, Novelist, actor and broadcast journalist who lives in Toronto, Ontario Barry Wellman, FRSC (born 1942 directs NetLab as the SD Clark Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto.
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