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The South Annex

A Residential Utopia

The South Annex, also known as Harbord Village, is a charming and beautiful neighborhood located in the heart of Toronto. In 2023, TimeOut ranked it as the 38th coolest neighborhood in the world. The area is characterized by heritage houses and old-growth trees that give it a timeless feel. It is also home to some of the best-reviewed restaurants in the country, and is situated close to Bloor Street's trendy and vibrant energy, as well as the global luxury of nearby Yorkville. If you choose to live at 225 Brunswick, you'll be living in one of the most sought-after real estate locations in the city, which gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the best of what Toronto has to offer.

A Real Neighbourhood

 

Get ready to be charmed by The Annex and its historic homes that date back to the 1880s. With over 500 heritage-protected buildings, you'll feel like you're taking a step back in history. Take your time exploring the variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes that cater to your every need. Whether you're in search of professional services or health and well-being centers, The Annex has got you covered. Come and experience the best of Toronto's diversity in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, unlike any other.

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One Of The Best Walk Scores

In The Entire City 

 

Perhaps what is best about living at The Brunswick Lofts is that you can walk to pretty much everywhere, and in under 10 minutes. 

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Lab416 on Brunswick is a local favourite serving renowned cocktails and comfort food.  Bloor Street is one of the city's most diverse and vibrant main arteries and Harbord Street is home to some of the best-reviewed restaurants in the city. The Brunswick Lofts is right in the middle.

 

TWO Minutes

The Historic Hot Docs Cinema is the only cinema in the country dedicated to the best of documentary films, and the other direction The Bata Shoe Museum is a one-of-a-kind attraction.

FOUR Minutes

A contemplative stroll through Philosopher’s Walk is a meditative experience before an evening of classical music at Koerner Hall -Sarah McLachlan and Diana Krall are alumni here. Next door the Spadina Subway Station is the main artery line for the city's public transit, which takes you everywhere.

5 Minutes

The Royal Conservatory of Music has some of the best concert music in the world, while The University of Toronto is ranked one of the top Universities, with a vast breathtaking publicly accessible campus. 

6 Minutes

The iconic Writers Room cocktail bar, located on the roof of the Park Hyatt Hotel boasts exceptional views of the city and a literary history that includes Margaret Atwood and Farley Mowat.

7 Minutes

The Royal Ontario Museum is one of Canada’s largest and most important cultural institutions.

8 Minutes

Yorkville Village is home to some of the best luxury brands and high-end restaurants.

9 Minutes

Little Italy and Kensington Market are two of the city's coolest areas for the hipster in all of us.

10 Minutes

The Art Gallery Of Ontario is consistently ranked one of the top art galleries in the world.

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The City's Top Restaurants

Steps Away

 

No review of the neighbourhood is complete without indulging in the diverse and mouthwatering restaurant scene. The selection of fine eateries is unmatched, offering an array of outdoor patios and dining options that will leave you spoiled for choice. We've carefully curated a list of our personal favourites all within a five-minute walk from The Brunswick Lofts.. 

Rasa, Flock, Crafty Coyote, Indian Desire, By The Way Cafe, Future's Bistro, Victory Cafe, Insomnia, Mi Taco and Bubba's Chicken, Thai Basil, Madison Avenue Pub, Kenzo Ramen, Aroma Espresso Bar, Ghazale Restaurant, Kinka Izakaya, and Guu Izakaya.

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Surrounded By Parks and Green Space

The Brunswick Lofts area is surrounded by numerous lovely parks and most of the University of Toronto's outdoor campus, which is open to the public. You can also find many art installations and cultural parkettes, including a new one that recently opened at the end of Brunswick and is just a minute away. You have a plethora of options to choose from in just a short stroll, whether you want to take your dog to a park, relax or ex

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Unlimited Shopping

Bloor Street West is home to some of the best shopping in the World, from the cool indie stores at the end of Brunswick to the luxury brands of Yorkville, whatever you want is a few minutes walk away. Here is a sample of some of our favourites nearby.

Luxury
Yorkville's Holt Renfrew where you can get whatever luxury item you want all under one roof - 7 M
inutes 

Cool
At the end of Brunswick is a new thrift shop, which has gently used designer clothes from all over the world, at ridiculously low prices. Even if you don't think you are a thrift shopper, we think you might be surprised what you find in this one - 1 Minute 

Local
Risqué Clothing is a local Toronto boutique owned by two sisters on Bloor Street, Ondina and Nancy. Ondina and Nancy's love for fashion and retail has been the secret to their success. Their team works together to carefully curate every collection which people come from around the city to buy - 3 Minutes

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