The Annex Tour
Places of Interest
Lee’s Palace is a Toronto hotspot for live music. Known for its intimacy and strong acoustics, it hosts live music nearly every night of the week. The music genre generally played at Lee’s Palace is alternative rock. Canadian music groups such as Moist, Sloan, Our Lady Peace, Barenaked Ladies, and The Tragically Hip have played this venue’s tiny stage early in their careers. International stars such as The Verve, Nirvana, Tortoise, Blur, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arctic Monkeys and The Magnetic Fields made their Toronto debut at Lee’s Palace.
Tucked off the main strip of the Annex, The Madison Ave. Pub (aka The Maddy) is a historical landmark and an integral part of a complete university experience. The patio alone consists of five levels, each with its own bar to keep liquid flowing swiftly and smoothly. Century-old trees hover over the terrace, casting random shade, while flower pots and hanging baskets complete the look of this rustic, but cozy deck. On any given night cheap pints and grub lure the crowds to the heated decks. Patios seat a total of 450, but to stay happy, arrive early as tables fill quickly.
Food In The Annex
It all started in 1983 when Dave and Isabel decided to open a small bar in the basement of 14 Madison Avenue. Then over the years we grew, and grew some more; now we occupy 3 Victorian mansions with several bars and multiple patios, all interconnected. Thanks to our...read more
Investing in the Annex has proven to be very profitable for many investors and corporations. The reason for so much interest in this area is the number of Schools and the main school being the University of Toronto. Student housing is a constant boom and a new flux...read more
The Annex is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The traditional boundaries of the neighbourhood are north to Dupont Street, south to Bloor Street, west to Bathurst Street and east to Avenue Road. The City of Toronto recognizes a broader...read more
The Annex is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The traditional boundaries of the neighbourhood are north to Dupont Street, south to Bloor Street, west to Bathurst Street and east to Avenue Road.Quick Facts
Much of the area’s retail, restaurant and entertainment venues are aimed at the university student demographic – young, educated, telecommunications-connected, non-driving.Quick Facts
The northern Annex (north of Bloor Street) was home to many members of Toronto’s Eaton family, Baldwin, Ross, and Simpson families until the mid-twentieth century. Timothy Eaton had his home at the corner of Lowther Avenue and Walmer Road, and the Baldwin family built three homes on the northern side of Lowther near Bedford Road.Quick Facts