Lawrence ParkLawrence Park has long held the distinction of being one of the most desired addresses in the city and is amongst the most exclusive residential neighborhoods in Toronto. Many of Toronto’s most prominent citizens reside in this picturesque and upscale neighborhood.
This exclusive enclave is unique in that it is located within a gorgeous backdrop of tree lined streets with gently rolling hills, beautiful ravines and parklands that make you feel as though you are far away from the city and yet, you are only minutes from midtown and downtown Toronto, Bay Street, entertainment, restaurants and, of course, the shopping at Bayview Village Mall and the Bloor-Yorkville district, recognized internationally as one of the top ten shopping destinations and Canada’s fashion mecca.
The neighborhood has a mix of original homes built in the early 1900’s in a variety of architectural styles including Georgian, English Cottage, Tudor Revival and Colonial as well as the more recent and newer stately stone and brick mansions.
RECREATION AND PARKSCheltenham Park: Located at 43 Mildenhall Avenue is a local park and sport field which provides families with year round activity in the neighborhood. There is an outdoor ice rink in the winter and organized activities include t-ball, softball, baseball and soccer. It is also home to the Annual Lawrence Park Family Fun Day in June.
Sherwood Park: Located off of Blythwood Avenue or 190 Sherwood Avenue, this picturesque wooded environment is the perfect setting for picnics, walking and cycling. It has two sprinkler wading pools, great walking or running trails, a large playground and picnic tables.
Wanless Park: Located at 250 Wanless Avenue, this park offers tennis, soccer, softball, a playground, basketball court and a wading pool.
Lawrence Park Tennis Club: Located at 51 Alexander Muir Road
Granite Club: Located at 2350 Bayview Avenue, this is a private, member’s only club which is one of the premier clubs in Canada and ranks high in the rosters of the world’s most select clubs. It offers outdoor & indoor tennis courts, squash courts, badminton courts, curling, ice rink, bowling, fitness facilities, massage rooms, wellness services, salon, underground parking, four pools, fine indoor and outdoor dining, licensed bar, banquet facilities, a dedicated children’s daycare, a junior lounge, camps, special events and the list goes on.
Lawrence Park Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club: 61 Alexander Muir Gardens Ravine
Cricket Club: A members only club along the lines of the Granite Club but not as large.
Rosedale Golf & Country Club: Located at 1901 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, this is an exclusive and member’s only golf and country club.
Chatsworth Ravine & Nature Trail: 900 Duplex Avenue. This is part of the city’s Discovery Walks Program, the walking trails offer informative signage to help you learn about the area’s heritage and environment.
Locke Public Library: Offers a great deal of children’s, adults’ & elders’ programs. You can enjoy author readings, “Tea & Books”, writers’ groups and children’s birthday reading series.
LOCAL SHOPS AND CONVENIENCESSummerhill Market: This market provides the best collection of gourmet and everyday grocery items, the finest meats and the freshest produce handpicked five days a week. Custom Menus and personalized service combined with expertise and experience means a fabulous catering company as well.
Yonge, Mt. Pleasant and Bayview Shopping Districts and Restaurants: A great variety of restaurants and local shops can be found right around the corner including clothing, sports, shoes, banks, pharmacies, flower shops, dry cleaners, salons and convenience stores.
Bayview Village Mall
TRANSPORTATIONBuses: They run regularly along Mildenhall, Mt. Pleasant, Lawrence, Bayview and Yonge Street and connect with the Yonge and Lawrence subway station.
Subway: The buses connect with the Yonge/Lawrence station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.
Car: Easy access to downtown via Bayview Extension and Toronto’s major highways. Motorists are minutes from the Hwy 401 and Don Valley Parkway which connects you to the Gardiner Expressway and the 401.
PUBLIC SCHOOLSLawrence Park is zoned for some of the top public schools in Ontario. Please go to Toronto District School Board www.tdsb.on.ca 416-397-3000 to determine which schools an address is zoned for.
- Blythwood Junior 2 Strathgowan Crescent 416-393-9105 (TOP 1% RATING)
- Sunnyview Jr & Sr 450 Blythwood Road 416-393-9275
- Bedford Park School 81 Ranleigh Avenue 416-393-9424
- Glenview Middle School 401 Rosewell Avenue 416-393-9390
- North Toronto C.I. 17 Broadway 416-393-9180
- Northern Secondary 851 Mt Pleasant Rd 416-393-0270
- Lawrence Park C.I. 125 Chatsworth Drive 416-393-9500
- Lawrence Park School 2180 Bayview Avenue 416-489-4459
- Children’s Garden 670 Eglinton Avenue East 416-423-5017
(PLEASE SEE SEPARATE LISTING OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN THE AREA)
York University – Glendon Campus 2275 Bayview Avenue 416-487-6710
- Sunnybrook Hospital
- Sick Kid’s Hospital
- North York General Hospital