Live, don’t sleep.

The Annex is more than a place to lay down and rest. We're a home away from home for those who want to experience real city life. We’ve collaborated with the neighbourhood’s best to make sure you get to live like a local. Don’t just sleep here–live here. And discover what hospitality was always meant to be.

  • Check-in ahead of time

    First things first – check-in happens online. That means no front desk or bellhop. We send you a code to unlock your room and you’re on your way. Let yourself in and make yourself at home.

  • Familiar service

    Who makes phone calls anymore? Our staff are a text message away. Anything you need will be looked after right away and if you miss us that much, we’d be happy to tell you about our city’s best secrets over a drink in the lobby.

  • Please help yourself

    No phone means no wake-up calls. You’ve got an alarm on your phone for that. And if you need extra pillows, every floor has a self-serve closet full of them (as well as fresh towels, amenities and more).

  • Local collaborations

    Experiencing local life is the best part of travel, so we brought the community to your doorstep. All of our spaces feature the work of hand-picked local artists, musicians, artisans, and chefs. Get to know them during your stay – they’re around.

Life at the Annex

Our rooms are as welcoming as our common spaces are lively. Whether you’re hungry, thirsty, sleepy, or on a deadline, the Annex feels like a home away from home (if your home happens to have ultra fast wifi, top-notch bedding, and a great cocktail list).

What matters

We don’t have valet parking, or any parking for that matter. We’ve cut the frills to focus on the finer things – like MALIN+GOETZ skincare products and ethically-sourced coffee. Truth is, some things are worth getting right and others we can live without.

What matters less

We didn’t set out to design the anti-hotel, but when we went searching for inspiration, we realized there was so much that seemed unnecessary. By making some big decisions, we were able to save you some money – because we’d rather you were able to travel more often.

no TVs
Get cozy with a 13” iPad Pro in every room.

no cable
Try streaming Netflix or YouTube instead.

no room service
Grab a croissant downstairs or go explore the city.

no gym
Instead, all guests will have 24 hr access to a full fitness facility a 5 minute walk away

no elevator
We’re a 100-year old, 3-storey building. You understand.

no parking
Toronto transit is cheap and easy. Uber’s a thing. And there’s plenty of parking nearby.

no front desk
Attentive, invisible service is just a text away.

no kitchenette
Toronto’s one of the greatest food cities in the world (come downstairs to see for yourself).

Instead, we have a pet-friendly hotel, a communal garden, remarkably fast wifi, and air conditioned rooms that are cozy in winter. Add to that laptop-friendly work spaces, top tier bath products, hair dryers, and solid snacks in every room.

Upon request, we also have high chairs and cribs. We’ll even throw in a recommendation for a trustworthy last-minute babysitter. Game-changer.