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Old Posted Apr 17, 2008, 10:57 AM
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You should do Mimico, Long Branch and New Toronto.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2008, 11:58 AM
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^^some of those old places that have been erased from the map sound interesting, softee.

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Nice pictures. I almost missed this thread, because the thread title was honestly pretty dumb to me, and it was vague as well. I didn't even look at the member that made it.



We should do something together when I am up in the area. I want to explore Toronto more myself, and there are several neighborhoods that I want to see.
The title creates interest because a lot of people here have read Jane Jacobs' writing about neighbourhoods. For some reason "Toronto: XXXXX" threads often don't do very well.

PM me when you head up this way.
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and you are an angel my friend. I have always loved the red brickiness of the Annex. It is a very favourite area for walkies.
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Great pics!

I live about 200 feet from the above picture. The restaurant on the corner ("Cluck, Grunt, and Low" in this picture) is now a sports bar/wing joint called Puck 'N Wings.
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Classic Toronto! awesome
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Classic Honest Ed's

I have had many a good breakfasts on bloor in that area and love the pubs on Markham.
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Beautiful!
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Toronto goodness.
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The residential areas are great, but the commercial strip is an utter eye sore. Good energy on that strip, but too bad about the ramshackle buildings.
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^^ The commercial strip looks fantastic to me. There's so much great visual stimulation; it's a feast for the eyes.

The abundance of well maintained brick homes in conjunction with the nearby retail/commercial strips makes this area fabulous! Subway service is great as well. I missed most of the Annex when I was in Toronto back in April. I really hope to head back to the city next summer for Pride weekend if possible. Fingers crossed. I have so many other great neighbourhoods to explore!

Thanks for the photos, flar!
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wonder if we'll ever see new condos in this area.
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I love it. Classic structures and not-so-classic character too.
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The stretch of Bloor between Spadina and Bathurst is among the most vibrant areas in the city.
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I have a friend in TO that tells me to go to "the Annex" while I'm there.

I always wondered why they called it that. I chalked it up to some kind of weird Canadian government entity that I didn't understand. But I guess it has more to do with a subdivision called the annex way back in the day?

Nice area. Looks expensive.
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^^ The commercial strip looks fantastic to me. There's so much great visual stimulation; it's a feast for the eyes.
I think you're confusing exhilarating/exciting/stimulating with beautiful. Most commercial strips in Toronto's core are very vibrant, but the buildings are mostly rather primitive buildings of very low quality and little architectural sophistication.

They're very interesting places that I spend a lot of time in, but they're also an eye sore. One shack next to another next to another, etc. They're a far cry from beautiful streets like the Champs Elysees or Park Avenue.
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Our Spruce Hill waves hello to The Annex, you fine fine thang.
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A lot of the commercial strips in Toronto are very plain and even a bit shabby, but they generally remain functional and vibrant. The residential architecture of the Annex shows off Toronto's vernacular very well.

The Annex is directly north of University of Toronto, so there are a lot of students and faculty in the neighbourhood.

Jane Jacobs lived in the Annex for many years.
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Nice stuff, flar! Too bad I skipped over this part of The Annex (the residential portion) when I visited in September.
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