The Bloor Annex BIA was formed in 1995 as Bloor-Bathurst-Madison BIA. The name was changed to Bloor Annex in 2001. We cover the area on Bloor Street from Bathurst Street to Madison Avenue (one block east of Spadina) as well as the west side of Madison just north of Bloor.
The Annex is a vibrant community in the heart of Toronto, brimming with history, culture and personality. It is a great example of Toronto’s diversity at its very best. We have terrific shops of all kinds from clothing, books, music, and giftware to health foods to hardware. Our many restaurants, cafes and patios offer food and drinks from all over the globe. The Bloor Annex has a wide range of well established professional services that include legal, medical, financial, travel, internet and a growing variety of health and well being centers.
Bike or stroll along high energy Bloor Street and turn onto any of the tree lined residential streets to discover the architectural splendor of the stately homes.
Parking is readily available day or night at the large Green P Parking lot just south of Bloor off Lippincott near Bathurst. See our map. Check out www.greenp.com for more info. There is also metered parking on Bloor Street, Spadina and Bathurst.
The Bloor Annex is really lively at night when people from all over the city gather at its restaurants, bars and patios. There is music to be heard at many venues and films to be seen at the local cinema. You can browse for books, CDs or DVDs late into the night or shop for groceries all night long.
University of Toronto is close by and adds to the vitality of the neighbourhood. Faculty, writers, artists and students are long time residents and visitors.
The residents have a deep sense of community, pride and tolerance for their Annex.
We are always proud to say that Jane Jacobs, esteemed urban activist and author made the Annex her home for over thirty years.
Take the time to discover, explore and enjoy our neighbourhood