History

Lawrence Park is one of the most affluent and wealthiest areas in all of Toronto, due in part to its history and its status. Dating back to 1907, and named after John Lawrence of the historical land owning family, The Lawrences.

Borders & Transportation

Bordered by Bayview to the east and Yonge to the west, Lawrence to the north and Blyth Hill Road to the South, all offering direct access to the buses (TTC), downtown shopping, and Yonge/Lawrence Subway.

Today’s Lawrence Park is actually divided into Lawrence Park North and Lawrence Park South. The western side of the neighbourhood falls under Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills, while the eastern section belongs to Lawrence Park South, which extends well beyond neighbourhood limits and includes parts of Lytton Park. Lawrence Park North does not include any section of the neighbourhood and encompasses Bedford Park, Wanless Park and Teddington Park.


Homes

Lawrence Park real estate boasts beautiful homes, access to the city’s best schools, and a quiet gentrified feel. The homes are all detached and include a combination of original 1920 – 1940’s updated and renovated classic homes, as well as a large selection of more recently built custom homes in the traditional and transitional contemporary styles.

Schools

Close by private schools include Crescent School (boys) on Bayview, Toronto French School (co-ed) on Lawrence, St. Clement’s School (girls) on St. Clement’s Ave, and Havergal College (girls) on Avenue Rd.


Blythwood Public School is on Strathgown Cres, Lawrence Park School on Bayview Ave, and Bedford Park Public School on Ranleigh Ave.


Nearby University is York University's Glendon College on Bayview and Lawrence.


Recreation

The Granite Club, one of Toronto’s premier sports and recreation clubs is close by on Bayview and features skating, badminton, tennis, swimming, lawn bowling, fitness, club organized events, and excellent dining facilities. Lawrence Park features a lovely ravine walking path, great for a pleasant stroll.