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Bloor Annex restaurants head outside

Bloor Annex restaurants are open and adapting. Check out some of our outdoor, patio, and curbside dining options!

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Victory Cafe lowers prices, hosts pop-up cafe

Another Bloor Annex business getting creative. Victory Cafe Owner Nick Ndreka has lowered the prices of his pizzas by almost 60%: Sean Lacey saw most coffee establishments shutter on Bloor St. due to the pandemic. He saw the opportunity and opened up his own take-out only coffee venue within the Victory Cafe (440 Bloor St. […]

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“Blues Mural” is Complete!

The Bloor Annex’s latest art installation pays homage to the area’s historic ties to jazz and the blues.

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Major art mural completed!

Artist Daniela Rocha completed latest mural on the east wall of the Sleep Country/Spirit of Math building at 459 Bloor St. W. at Major Street. You can see more of her work at plantamuisca.com. This mural was made possible by the City of Toronto through the StreetARToronto Grant.

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Resources for re-opening retail at curbside

The Ontario government has announced that all retail stores with a street entrance may provide curbside pickup and delivery services effective Monday May 11, 2020. The City of Toronto has prepared a series of communications and resources to assist in the reopening process. Included are fact sheets, posters, signage and letters:

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Hot Docs 2020 is turning into a digital film festival

Hot Docs is going online! More info at: www.hotdocs.ca. In the news: https://nowtoronto.com/movies/features/hot-docs-online-festival-2020-streaming/#.XrMNGDIYMVU.link https://www.blogto.com/film/2020/05/hot-docs-festival-toronto-screening-135-films-online/

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The Annex Hotel reopens to provide free rooms to healthcare workers

BlogTO reports on The Annex Hotel’s reopening: https://www.blogto.com/city/2020/04/toronto-hotel-reopens-provide-free-rooms-healthcare-workers/ From the hotel’s site about their “Heroes in our Hotel” program: Heroes in our Hotel We have re-opened our doors to provide accommodation to Toronto‚Äôs healthcare workers who are on the front-line of COVID-19.  Private donors have stepped forward to cover the cost of rooms and cleaning […]

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Paupers Pub’s grocery service in the news!

Pauper Pub now delivering groceries

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Government Resources for businesses during COVID-19

The Bloor Annex BIA’s guide to what resources are available to businesses from all three levels of government.

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Faces of the Annex: Meet Fennel Cafe

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