The Annex, Downtown Toronto History and Real Estate
Beautiful Homes and Luxury Condos
The Annex didn't begin to take shape until the late 1800s when the annexed town of Yorkville merged with the subdivision created by Simeon Janes and was later joined by Seaton Village. From there, Toronto's most notable residents would call The Annex home including Timothy Eaton, of the now infamous Eatons Department Store, and George Gooderham of Gooderham & Worts Distillery. This trend would continue into the early 1900s as upper class Toronto residents migrated north to new and trendier neighbourhoods. Today, The Annex retains much of its original character and charm and is home to a new generation of Toronto names including Margaret Atwood and Adrienne Clarkson.
Annex has become a historical neighbourhood in Toronto with turn of the century Georgian, Edwardian and Tudor homes. Sitting in downtown Toronto close to the University of Toronto campus you have a great mix of young and old within the demographics. The Annex is known for larger detached homes on beautiful lots. Though many of these larger homes have been converted into muli dwelling units. We have seen a real mixture of both buyers and investors in this area as the investment value has been on a strong rise for the past 15 years.The Northeast corner of The Annex boasts one of Torontos most prestegious neighbourhood Yorkville. Home to some of Toronto's most luxurious condo developments. Yorkville is one of the last Toronto neighbourhoods that has a mix of 2 and 3 bedrooms or penthouses with large square footage areas.