The rich variety of architectural styles is just one of the advantages of buying a home in Lawrence Park. These grand homes distinguish Lawrence Park as one of Toronto’s most exclusive enclaves.
Average price of a home in Lawrence Park in 2014: $2,593,322
Introduction to Lawrence Park
When it was first developed in the early part of the last century, Lawrence Park was billed as an aristocratic neighbourhood, set high up and far back from the cold winds of Lake Ontario.
Rising up through a canopy of green, high on a hill above Toronto’s waterfront, the original vision that developers had for Lawrence Park can still be seen today: a rarefied neighbourhood of luxury homes in a parkland setting from which you and your family can enjoy the pleasures of life.
Bordered on the west by the charming shops and restaurants of the Yonge-Lawrence Village corridor, you will have easy access from this exclusive neighbourhood to the comforts of urban amenities.
At the end of your excursions you will be happy to retreat from the urban bustle to your gracious period home in this luxurious residential community filled with opportunities for sports and recreation for all ages.
Real Estate in Lawrence Park
Built mostly between 1910 and 1940, the homes in Lawrence Park have an enduring old-world charm. You will find a variety of architectural styles from which to choose. Stately Tudor, Georgian, and Colonial homes line the wide streets, and expertly built Arts & Crafts-style homes demonstrate dedication to luxury living in this neighbourhood.
Lawrence Park’s luxurious lot sizes attract families to this neighbourhood. The typical lot has a frontage of 50 ft. with some having 60-75 ft. frontages.
Lawrence Park has many homes that enjoy parkland at the edge of their back yards. The deep ravine lots are always in high demand as they connect homes to the natural beauty of the ravine in Sherwood Park.
Schools in Lawrence Park
An array of highly ranked community schools dot Lawrence Park’s friendly streets. For more information, please visit the Toronto District School Board website at www.tdsb.on.ca.
Junior Public Schools
Blythwood Junior Public School
Sunnyview Junior & Senior Public School (special needs)
Bedford Park School
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School (www.tcdsb.org)
Senior Public Schools
Glenview Senior Public School
Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute
Northern Secondary School
Private Education in Lawrence Park
Havergal College (girls’, JK to Grade 12)
Crescent School (boys’, Grades 3 to 12)
TFS Canada’s International School (co-ed, French immersion, PreK to Grade 12)
You will love all the green space waiting to be enjoyed in Lawrence Park.
The best-loved neighbourhood green space, Sherwood Park, lies on the southern boundary of Lawrence Park and provides trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas for all to explore.
The highly regarded Lawrence Park Athletic Association (LPAA) provides an opportunity for children aged 4-16 to join a community-based sports program. Soccer, hockey, baseball and swimming programs offer neighbourhood friends a chance to have fun, experience teamwork, and develop athletic skills.
Cheltenham Park is the scene of one of the most anticipated days of spring for Lawrence Park children: Family Fun Day, where the community comes together in a spirit of friendship to enjoy rides and games in a convivial atmosphere.
The Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens and the encompassing Lawrence Park and Ravine are home to a children’s playground, the Lawrence Park Tennis Club and the Lawrence Park Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club; in all it is a 4.6 hectare mid-city garden of green.
Exclusive and prestigious, Rosedale Golf Club is a private golfing oasis a few minutes from the northern boundary of Lawrence Park. Imagine getting a round in on your way home from work! No other neighbourhood can boast a convenience like this so close to home.
The Granite Club is a private club like no other in the city of Toronto. It is a major draw for families thinking of moving to the area because of its long tradition upholding strong family values.
It is a place where families can enjoy time together pursuing the myriad of athletic programs such as squash, tennis, badminton, curling, winter golf, and fitness. The aquatic centre, with two 25 metre, six-lane pools, and a sun-drenched children’s pool complete with wading area and hot tub, teeters on the edge of a ravine. It even has a retractable roof for warm summer days.
Three dining areas are available to members, along with a first-rate kids club and ample parking, all of which make The Granite Club Toronto’s premier luxury family club. Although it caters to families from across the city, as a resident of Lawrence Park, you will enjoy having such a haven of family fun so close by.
Transportation in Lawrence Park
When you move to Lawrence Park, you will appreciate how close you are to bus routes that connect to subway stations such as Lawrence and Davisville, which are both on the Yonge-University line.
Access to one of Toronto’s major thoroughfares, Hwy 401, is a mere 10-minute drive from even the furthest reaches of Lawrence Park. The Don Valley Parkway is close by too. Imagine your quick commute to work or even to the cottage from this conveniently located neighbourhood.
Entertainment in Lawrence Park
A quick drive or an enjoyable walk through the neighbourhood will lead you to the bustling shops of the Lawrence Park Village area. Along both sides of Yonge St., south of Lawrence, charming independent stores, and well-known high end retailers like Roots, the ever-popular Sporting Life, and Lululemon give neighbourhood shoppers plenty to choose from.
Summerhill Market on Mt. Pleasant Rd. is a neighbourhood gem. Fresh produce and oodles of choice in freshly prepared food make this upscale grocery store a mainstay in Lawrence Park kitchens. The soon-to-be open Whole Foods Market on Bayview Ave. will give area residents another spectacular choice in fine food options.
There are many well-known spots for a meal too, such as the top-rated Auberge du Pommier, and chef Mark McEwan’s venerable North 44° restaurant–both consistently earn their reputations for excellent fare and impeccable service.