The Annex is home to some of Toronto’s finest Victorian and Queen Anne architecture, and its surrounding shops and galleries make it paradise for artists and academics alike. The neighbourhood is situated between Avenue Road and Bathurst Street on Bloor Street West, and holds its title as Toronto’s first elite neighbourhood (dating back to 1900). It houses many condo developments as well as luxurious renovated loft spaces, and plenty of renowned restaurants and bars. You may recognize one of the neighbourhood’s landmarks, Honest Ed’s emporium, by its multitude of sparkling lights.