The Annex Historical Tour (Free)

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The Annex Historical Tour (Free)

Join us for a free tour of the The Annex Neighbourhood.

By Alex Rascanu

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Sat, Mar 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT


Toronto Public Library - Spadina Road Branch 10 Spadina Road Toronto, ON M5R 2S7 Canada

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The Annex is one of Toronto’s elite neighbourhoods. Its first residents included the likes of Timothy Eaton (the patriarch of Eatons department store) and George Gooderham (president of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery). The Annex has had a very active Resident's Association since 1925; it was involved with saving the Annex from the proposed Spadina Expressway which would have divided the the neighbourhood in half had it been built, and is to very involved with the historical preservations of the community's homes (over 500 buildings in the Annex that are protected by the Toronto Historical Board).

Join us for a FREE, public walking tour that will be a good experience for anyone: whether you’re 8 or 80 years old, and whether you’re a curious local, solo traveller, backpacker, part of a small groups of friends, or a newcomer.


Beginning in front of the Toronto Public Library - Spadina Road Branch, the interactive tour hosted by your guides Alex Rascanu, Sophinie Kham and Liam Winegard will cover key aspects of The Annex's past and present. The tour will conclude at L'Espresso Bar Mercurio.


Saturday, March 25, 2022 at 10:00am. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes.


The tour will start in front of Toronto Public Library - Spadina Road Branch (10 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7).


This tour will end at L'Espresso Bar Mercurio (321 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1S5), where you can enjoy coffee, tea, and/or snacks, and spend some more time to speak and connect with fellow tour participants.


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[Photo credit: Alain Rouiller]

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