Lawrence Park


lawrence_park.gifOverview
Homes
Shopping
Recreation
Schools
Transportation

Overview

Lawrence Park is one of Toronto's most exclusive residential neighbourhoods. It is located in a very peaceful and tranquil setting that includes gently rolling hills, winding roads and a lush topography.

Lawrence Park's shops, schools, and recreational facilities are located on its periphery, which keeps traffic on the residential streets to a minimum.

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Homes

Lawrence Park's whimsical houses include a variety of architectural styles including English Cottage, Tudor Revival and Georgian and Colonial style designs.

Lawrence Park houses were built between 1910 and the late 1940's.

Lawrence Park is a good place to find a house that blends the old with the new. Renovations in this neighbourhood have been sensitive to preserve the old world charm of these houses including leaded glass windows, wood trims around the door and window frames, decorative fireplace mantels and rich hardwood floors.

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Shopping

The high profile shops and restaurants in the Yonge and Lawrence area, are well patronized by Lawrence Park residents.

This shopping district includes fashion stores, children's stores, sporting goods stores, gift shops, bakeries, and gourmet coffee shops.

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Recreation

Most of this neighbourhood's recreational facilities centre around Lawrence Park, east of Yonge Street, and south of Lawrence.

This park has three clay surface tennis courts, a lawn bowling club, and the Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens, an award winning multi level strolling garden. This park also provides access to the Lawrence Park Ravine footpath, that is popular with fitness and nature enthusiasts.

The George Locke Public Library at the north west corner of Lawrence Park offers a variety of programs for adults, children, and preschoolers.

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Schools

(P) Blythwood Jr., 2 Strathgowan Cres, (416) 393-9105
(P) Sunny View Jr.& Sr., 450 Blythwood Rd, (416) 393-9275
(P) Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, 125 Chatsworth Dr, (416) 393-9500
(P) North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 70 Roehampton Ave, (416) 393-9180
(P) Northern Secondary, 851 Mt. Pleasant Rd, (416) 393-0270
(PR) St. Clements School, 21 St. Clements Ave, (416) 483-4835
(PR) Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd, (416) 483-3519
(PR) The Toronto French School, 296 Lawrence Ave. E., (416) 484-6533

Legend:
(P) Public School
(PH) Public High School
(CA) Catholic School
(PR) Private School
(PC) Private Catholic School
(PJ) Private Jewish School
(C) College
(U) University

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Transportation

Most Lawrence Park residents are within walking distance of bus routes that run along Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant Road, Bayview Avenue, and Lawrence Avenue. The Lawrence subway station, located at the intersection of Yonge and Lawrence, is part of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.

The Yonge Street on-ramp to Highway 401 is a five to ten minute drive from Lawrence Park.

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