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Lawrence Avenue East (north)
Bayview Avenue (east)
Blythwood Road (south)
Yonge Street (west)
Lawrence Park Neighbourhood
Rolling hills, winding roads, lush trees and tranquil residential streets define the peaceful and exclusive neighbourhood of Lawrence Park. The area’s namesake, John Lawrence purchased the land in the early 1900’s to develop it as a suburb for the well to do. Early ads for the community touted it as an “aristocratic neighbourhood…far from the lake winds of winter”. Over time, Lawrence Park has maintained the same allure and pedigree, offering sprawling private lots, beautiful homes, and access to excellent public and private school education.
Lawrence Park Homes
The neighbourhood’s slow and steady development over the first half of the 1900’s has resulted in a variety of construction styles. From English Cottage, and Tudor Revival, to Georgian and Colonial homes, the charming mix blends seamlessly with a similarly wide variety of mature foliage along its residential streets.
In recent years, updated Lawrence Park homes tend to blend old with new, as homeowners in the neighbourhood are sensitive to preserve original details like glass windows, hardwood flooring, as well as intricate and heavy wood doors. Homes in Lawrence Park are generally detached, single-family properties with large lot sizes, private driveways and garages.
Lawrence Park Real Estate Market
Lawrence Park is known as one of the wealthiest city suburbs in Canada. As such, home prices within its boundaries are among the highest in Toronto, beginning upwards of $1 Million. Remaining one of the most family-friendly of the affluent neighbourhoods, Lawrence Park real estate is a strong, consistent, and coveted investment.
Lawrence Park Schools
Lawrence Park is known for its proximity to some of the city’s best public and private schools.
John Ross Roberston Junior Public
Grades JK – 6
Sunny View Junior and Senior Public School
Grades JK – 8
Blythwood Junior Public School
Grades JK - 6
Glenview Senior Public School
Grades 7 – 8
Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute
Grades 9 – 12, French Immersion program
Toronto French School
Grades Pre-K – 12, private co-ed
Grades JK – 12, private all-girls
Living in Lawrence Park
With area shops and schools being located around the periphery of the area, Lawrence Park’s interior remains a quiet residential pocket. The vibrant shopping district along Yonge Street, just south of the neighbourhood is within walking distance of many Lawrence Park homes.
Nearby, Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens offers majestic strolling grounds and access to the Lawrence Park Ravine footpath for further hiking/walking. The George Locke Public Library, the North Toronto Lawn Bowling Club and Lawrence Park Tennis Club provide recreational opportunities and a sense of community.
Lawrence Park Area Transportation
Regular TTC bus service runs along Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant Road, Bayview Avenue, and Lawrence Avenue connecting to Lawrence subway station.
5 minute drive to the Highway 401 on-ramp
15 minute drive to Bloor Street shopping
25 minute drive to downtown Toronto
*Courtesy of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage