In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A vibrant and diverse neighbourhood with a mix of historic homes and modern condos.

Property Pulse

Victorian and Edwardian homes, plus condos with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern kitchens.

Community Canvas

Annex is a dynamic community of highly educated individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Proximity to the University of Toronto, charming tree-lined streets, and an abundance of parks.

Have a look around Annex.

This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, and is popular with highly educated people, people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Bordering the University of Toronto, the Annex has long been a student quarter and is also home to members of the university's faculty. The Annex is mainly residential, with tree-lined one-way streets lined with Victorian and Edwardian homes and mansions, most of them built between 1880 and the early 1900s. The Annex is home to many examples of a uniquely Torontonian style of house: Annex style houses. These homes typically feature large rounded Romanesque arches along with Queen Anne style decorative items such as turrets. The eastern edge of the neighbourhood includes the Yorkville area which has a wide variety of businesses and condos. The western edge encompasses the area of Seaton Village which contains primarily detached homes.

People & Families in Annex

Families with kids make up 17% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 24% of households and 50% of households are one person living alone. People in Annex come from 168 different ethnic origins, and 35% are first-generation immigrants, while 28% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

15,930

Neighbourhood Population

30,526

Household Size

  • 1 person - 49%
  • 2 persons - 32%
  • 3 persons - 9%
  • 4 persons - 5%
  • 5 or more persons - 2%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 49%
  • Non-family households - 9%
  • Families with children - 17%
  • Couples without children - 23%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 24%
  • 2 children - 14%
  • 3 or more children - 3%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 7%
  • 15 to 64 years - 72%
  • 65 years and over - 19%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 23%
  • Scottish - 18%
  • Irish - 18%
  • Canadian - 16%
  • German - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 8%
  • 25 to 34 years - 27%
  • 35 to 44 years - 14%
  • 45 to 54 years - 14%
  • 55 to 64 years - 13%
  • 65 to 74 years - 12%
  • 75 to 84 years - 7%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 2%
  • 10 to 14 years - 2%
  • 15 to 19 years - 3%
  • 20 to 29 years - 22%
  • 30 to 39 years - 16%
  • 40 to 49 years - 10%
  • 50 to 59 years - 11%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 11%

Annex Schools

Annex has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 11 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, 7 private schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include All-Male, Christian, Montessori, French Immersion, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

11

Catholic Schools

6

Private Schools

7

Having Fun in Annex

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Annex feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, and skating. There are 9 parks in this neighbourhood, with 35 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

9

Number of Recreation Facilities

35

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 8
  • Dog Parks - 3
  • Arena - 1
  • Rinks - 3
  • Tennis Courts - 12
  • Ball Diamond - 1
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Outdoor Games Facilities - 3
  • Botanical Garden - 1
  • Trail - 1
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Getting Around in Annex

There are 173 transit stops in Annex. Rail stations include Summerhill Station. In Annex, there are a mix of commute types, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 92%
  • Commute to another city - 7%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 24%
  • Transit - 42%
  • Walk/bike - 32%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 42%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 26%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 9%
  • 60 minutes and over - 6%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 15%

Work and Education in Annex

Annex is popular with highly educated people, with 71% of adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher and 86% having any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 22%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 7%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 7%
  • $200,000 and over - 16%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 21%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 18%
  • Sales and service occupations - 17%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 19%
  • Educational services - 13%
  • Finance and insurance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 65% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 29% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Annex Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly condos and apartments. This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, with 53% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 22% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 4%
  • Semi-detached house - 7%
  • Duplex - 2%
  • Row house - 3%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 30%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 51%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 28%
  • Not condominium - 71%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 43%
  • 2 bedrooms - 28%
  • 3 bedrooms - 12%
  • No bedrooms - 5%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 9%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 25%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 9%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 5%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 4%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 5%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 5%
  • 1960 or before - 43%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 37%
  • Renter - 62%
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