This week, a group of Canadians launched Distantly.ca, an online donation platform that allows community members to make direct donations to small businesses, helping cover overhead costs during the Covid-19 crisis. The aim is to lessen the impact of non-essential closures on neighbourhood businesses like local coffee shops, restaurants, hair and nail salons etc., by enabling their customers to continue supporting those businesses until they are able to re-open.Learn more
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The Annex has long been considered one of the city’s most liveable neighbourhoods. But with major condo projects in the works bringing population density to the neighbourhood, the Annex BIA has thrown its weight behind revitalization efforts to change the way people move about the area. The goal: convince some of that foot traffic to stick around a little while longerRead more
The Annex is a vibrant community in the heart of Toronto, brimming with history, culture and personality. A reflection of Toronto's diversity at it's very best, the Annex is home to a terrific variety of shops offering products such as fashion, books, music, giftware, health food and hardware as well as arts and culture venues providing exceptional film and live performance events and a mouth-watering selection of restaurants and cafés serving cuisine from around the globe. A wide range of well-established professional services are also available, including legal, medical, financial, travel, internet and a growing variety of health and well-being centres. Visit the Annex during the day to bike or stroll along the high-energy Bloor Street, or turn onto any of the tree-lined residential streets to discover the architectural beauty of the neighbourhood's historic homes. Visit after dark to experience its vital nightlife that welcomes people from all over the city to gather at restaurants, bars and patios.