About Us

Annex Garden is a beautifully restored historic home in the charming neighbourhood of Little Italy. Situated on a quiet tree lined street, Annex Garden is just a two-minute stroll from College Street, the heart of the village, and one of Toronto’s top dining destinations.

Annex Garden Blends Charm and Comfort with History

Originally built in 1898, Annex Garden was the family home of Monsignor Athol Murray, from 1905 to 1921, which is commemorated on the historical plaque in the garden at the front of the house. Learn more about our history.

This gracious home exudes character with its stained and leaded glass windows, rich oak paneling, inlaid wood floors, four fireplaces and many other original features all lovingly restored. In the warmer seasons you will enjoy the professionally designed and maintained gardens, or relax on the grand veranda with one of our complimentary Italian coffees.

The home has been renovated with extensive soundproofing, in-floor heating, air conditioning and a fresh air system to ensure a pleasant stay. Our well-appointed and individually unique guest rooms and suites feature four-piece bathrooms with soaker tub or air-jet tub, heated towel racks, flat-screen TV, robes, telephone, clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and comfy cotton linens.

We also provide high-speed internet, as well as a printer available for those visiting the city on business or if you need to print a boarding pass. Learn more about our accommodations.

A Great Location for Business or Pleasure

Annex Garden is a great location for visiting faculty at University of Toronto or Ryerson. If you’re in the city for Toronto’s International Film Festival (TIFF), Hot Docs or other festivals and events, you’ll find our location convenient and easy to get in and out of with the College St. Streetcar just steps from our door. Learn more about our location.

Our Relaxing and Nurturing Environment

If you are looking for a place to stay while in Toronto for medical tests and procedures, at Annex Garden, we know how stressful these things can be. We provide a relaxing and supportive environment for the individual or their family members who want to be close by during difficult times. Annex Garden is just a few blocks from Toronto Western Hospital, and a streetcar ride to other major hospitals such as Sick Kids, Toronto General, or Mount Sinai.

The Perfect Choice

With the charm of the past and the comfort and luxury amenities of today, Annex Garden offers you an ideal respite, whether your stay is for work or play.