About the Annex
The Annex is one of Toronto's oldest neighborhoods characterized by its ethnic diversity, social consciousness and thriving cultural scene along the heart of Bloor Street between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street. While featuring many small restaurants and pubs, bookshops and specialty stores, the Annex is also home to some of Toronto's most famous landmarks including Honest Ed's, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, University of Toronto, Lee's Palace, Tranzac, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.
About the Annual Annex Family Festival
Now in its 20th year, the Annex Family Festival (AFF) is a fun, one-day street festival that attracts over 20,000 people, making it one of Toronto's premier summer events. The event offers local businesses, Torontonians and sponsors an opportunity to celebrate our unique local heritage through a variety of activities suited for families of all shapes and sizes.
This Year's Festival:
Sunday June 26, 2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bloor Street between Bathurst and Spadina
- Children’s village, with a pirate ship and real live pirates, as well as face painting, giant chess game, button making, sidewalk chalk drawing and bubbles.
- Meet and Greet with Frozen characters – Elsa, Anna and Kristoff.
- Street buskers and performers including Brant, the Fire Guy and The Hula Family (free hula hoops all day)
- Local music acts, curated by The Tranzac Club, perform at the Festival Mainstage (Bloor and Brunswick) including groups such as Pins and Needles, Circle 5, Orkestra Gatigo and more!
- Screening of Zootopia at 4:00 pm at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with free entry and poprcorn for kids 16 and under.
- Over 120 craft and specialty food vendors\
- Energetic fitness demos with MNjcc Athletics
- A lively street parade with Marching Bands starting at either end of the Festival along Bloor, at Spadina and Bathurst, at 11:00 am.
- Free skateboard and scooter demonstrations from Evoke Skate Camp.
- All day pop-up performances by the Toronto Fringe Festival