Lytton Park

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Lytton Park Neighbourhood

One of North Toronto’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, Lytton Park exudes quiet charm from its classic Toronto homes to its mature tree-lined avenues. Home to doctors, lawyers, executives, and upper income families, the area’s distinguished history includes a castle (called ‘Glen Castle’) as well as a horseracing track (originally at Glengrove Avenue West and Yonge Street).

With the establishment of a railway along Yonge Street, connecting North Toronto to the downtown core, Lytton Park’s residential development took off in early 1900’s as families flocked to the area. John Ross Robertson School was built in 1921 to serve the neighbourhood’s school children, subsequently cementing Lytton Park’s prestige until this very day.

Lytton Park Homes

The large, beautiful properties of Lytton Park span several generations of construction resulting in a charming mix of Georgian, Colonial, American Foursquare, Victorian, and Tudor style homes. Large lots (40-50 ft wide) are the norm, with many homes set back from the street, offering deep front and back yards.

Almost all Lytton Park homes are detached, single-family dwellings with private driveways and garages. Due to the character of Lytton Park’s older homes, most renovations are focused on updating the interiors while maintaining the original exteriors and overall layouts. However, new and custom construction has taken place more frequently in the past several years.

Lytton Park Real Estate Market

Lytton Park real estate is consistently in-demand for the homebuyer looking in the $1 Million and upward price range. Thanks to lot sizes, home sizes, a premium school district, and quick access to the shops and transit of coveted Yonge Street, Lytton Park is one area where home values consistently hold and appreciate in value.

Lytton Park Schools

Lytton Park is known for its proximity to some of the city’s best public and private schools.

Living in Lytton Park

Pedestrian-friendly Lytton Park runs along a strip of Yonge Street that’s densely populated with cafes, services, restaurants, and a mix of independent and national retail shops.

Green space can be found in several areas of the neighbourhood, including Lytton Park (which includes a playground and public tennis courts), as well as adjacent Herbert Begg Memorial Garden, offering green space for pets and homeowners alike. Tucked between Lawrence Park Collegiate and Glenview Senior Public School, Otter Creek’s twin outdoor ice rinks are open to the public to enjoy pleasure skating in the winter months. The nearby schools provide a running track, baseball diamond, basketball court, as well as excellent tobogganing hills.

Neighbourhood institutions include; the historic North Toronto Lawn Bowling & Croquet Club at the corner of Lytton Boulevard and Alexandra Boulevard; Sporting Life, a sporting goods and upscale clothing store at the corner of Yonge Street and Blythwood Avenue; and beautiful garden centre, Sheridan Nurseries on Yonge Street at Glengrove Avenue West.

Lytton Park Area Transportation

Regular TTC bus service runs along both Avenue Road and Yonge Street, connecting to Eglinton and Lawrence subway stations.

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