Who lives in this unassuming Victorian home in the Annex in Toronto?

The chilled-out, stately neighborhood of the Annex in Toronto is chock-full of enviable detached homes on treed lots with pretty backyards. It’s actually the choice for a ton of celebrities to own property in! Deadmau5, for instance.

One house in particular is home to a gorgeous and famous movie star who’s starred alongside Channing Tatum, Lindsay Lohan, Ryan Gosling, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughan, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

A big fan of the laid-back atmosphere of the Annex and its fantastic coffee shops, Rachel McAdams calls this stunning Victorian abode home. You could get a rental and be neighbours with her – plenty of opportunities out there!

The house was built in the late 19th century and has a wonderful rooftop patio with a spectacular view of the city. The house’s front yard is nicely landscaped and is situated on a quiet street

In an interview with the Scotsman, McAdams says she likes being able to get around by bike rather than car (which you should get into as well), and enjoys gardening at her home. And she professes her love for the city that continues to grow as the years go by.

Victorian style house in Toronto Annex, belonging to Rachel McAdams

The mysterious house in question.

While many celebrities splurge on massive, estate-like mansions when fame brings fortune their way, McAdams took the opposite route.

McAdams purchased the simple house in a normal, friendly neighbourhood that’s populated mainly by regular Torontonians; not other celebrities.

McAdams, 36, was born in London, Ontario and studied at York University. As a child, she took an early interest in acting and was part of a ton of theatre groups in London.

In 2009, Entertainment Weekly called her Hollywood’s “it girl,” around the same time that she starred in State of Play alongside Russell Crowe, Helen Mirren and Ben Affleck, as well as the Time Traveller’s Wife alongside Eric Bana.

Her family still lives in Ontario.


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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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