A perfect day on Harbord Street
Store front cafes, bookstores, restaurants and boutiques make Harbord Street the destination to discover.
The Harbord Street BIA believe it's all about community, as one of Toronto's premier neighbourhoods in the South Annex our friendly community has a small town charm in the heart of the big city within the shadow of the University of Toronto downtown campus. Please shop, dine and visit our unique Hamlet within the City.
Explore Harbord Street
Click here to launch a map with business, public areas, and how to get to Harbord Street
History of the South Annex District
The South Annex neighbourhood was divided in the early 1850's, on land formerly owned by the Jarvis, Crookshank and Denison families; all historic leading families.
Advertisements for homes and lots for sale highlighted "the close proximity to the locality of the new Parliament Buildings". This area was also promoted as being "situated in the most healthy and pleasant part of the City upon a considerable elevation above the Lake".
The establishment of the University of Toronto east of Spadina, in the late1850's, provided the impetus for the building of homes in the South Annex, which took place largely between the 1870's and early 1900's.
March 6 to May 23 & 24, 2009 - An initiative of Cultural Services with a special focus on Literary Toronto celebrating 175th anniversary of the City of Toronto