Wanless Park


wanless.gifOverview
Homes
Shopping
Recreation
Schools
Transportation

Overview

Wanless Park is a very popular neighbourhood among families with young children. The main attraction is Wanless Park, an island of green space right in the centre of the neighbourhood.

Wanless Park residents enjoy the convenience of being able to walk to all the local amenities including the Bedford Park Public School and Community Centre, the George Locke Public Library, Yonge Street shopping and the Lawrence subway station.

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Homes

Wanless Park's solid brick detached houses were built mostly in the 1930's and 1940's. Most of the houses are two storey, however there is a sprinkling of bungalows in this neighbourhood as well.

Overall the property sizes in Wanless Park are excellent with most homes having at least a thirty foot frontage and either a mutual or private driveway. The majority of Wanless Park houses either face the park or back onto the Riverview Drive ravine.

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Shopping

Wanless Park residents can walk to the Yonge Lawrence Village shopping district that includes hundreds of stores, restaurants, and professional and medical offices along Yonge Street from Lawrence to Yonge Boulevard. Many of these stores are geared towards families with young children, reflecting the demographics of the surrounding neighbourhood.

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Recreation

Wanless Park is the social and recreational hub of this neighbourhood. Its facilities include five floodlit tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a basketball court, a wading pool, and a children's playground.

Indoor recreational facilities are available at the Bedford Park Community Centre, located on Ranleigh Avenue, inside the Bedford Park Public School. This recreation centre has a gymnasium and an indoor pool.

The George Locke Public Library at Yonge and Lawrence has a variety of programs for preschoolers, children, and adults.

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Schools

(P) Bedford Park Jr., 81 Ranleigh Ave., (416) 393-9424
(P) Glenview Sr., 401 Rosewell Ave., (416) 393-9390
(PH) Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, 125 Chatsworth Dr., (416) 393-2500
(PH) North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 70 Roehampton Ave., (416) 393-9180
(PH) Northern Secondary School, 851 Mt. Pleasant Rd., (416) 393-0270
(PR) Toronto French School, 296 Lawrence Ave. E., (416) 484-6533
(CA) Blessed Sacrament, 24 Bedford Park Ave., (416) 393-5226

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

The Lawrence subway station on Yonge Street is within walking distance of this neighbourhood. This station is part of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Bus routes on Mount Pleasant Road and on Lawrence Avenue also make connections to the Yonge subway line.

It is approximately twenty minutes by car to downtown Toronto. The Yonge Street on-ramp to Highway 401 is approximately five minutes from Wanless Park.

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