Lawrence Park feels like you’re up on a hill, with winding roads and plenty of greenery surrounding tranquil residential streets in this exclusive neighbourhood. Homes were built between 1900 – 1950’s and the neighbourhood has maintained its historical style as in recent years. Updated Lawrence Park homes tend to blend old with new, as homeowners in the neighbourhood are sensitive to preserve original details. Home in Lawrence Park are generally detached family properties with large lot sizes, private driveways and garages.
Lawrence Park is bounded by Lawrence Avenue East to the north, Blythwood Road to the South and Bayview to the East and Yonge St. to the west.
In the early 1900’s, John Lawrence purchased the land to develop it as a suburb for the wealthy. Early ads for the community advertised it as an “aristocratic neighbourhood … far from the lake winds of winter”. Over the first half of the 1900’s the neighbourhood slowly but steadily developed which resulted in a variety of construction styles. From Georgian and Colonial homes to English Cottage, and Tudor Revival, the charming mix blends flawlessly with a wide variety of mature foliage along its residential streets. Over time, Lawrence Park has maintained the same allure and pedigree, offering expansive private lots, beautiful homes, and access to excellent public and private school education.
Lawrence Park is known as one of the wealthiest city suburbs in Canada. As such, home prices within its boundaries are among the highest in Toronto, with an entry point of over $1 Million. Remaining one of the most family-friendly of the affluent neighbourhoods, Lawrence Park real estate is a strong, consistent, and coveted investment.
Living in Lawrence Park
With area shops and schools being located around the periphery of the area, Lawrence Park’s interior remains a quiet residential pocket. The vibrant shopping district along Yonge Street, just south of the neighbourhood is within walking distance of many Lawrence Park homes. Nearby, Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens offers magnificent strolling grounds and access to the Lawrence Park Ravine footpath for further hiking/walking. The George Locke Public Library, the North Toronto Lawn Bowling Club and Lawrence Park Tennis Club provide recreational opportunities and a sense of community.
Lawrence Park Schools
Lawrence Park is known for its proximity to some of the city’s best public and private schools.
- John Ross Robertson Junior Public School
Grades JK – 6
- Sunny View Junior and Senior Public School
Grades JK – 8
- Blythwood Junior Public School
Grade JK – 6
- Glenview Senior Public School
Grades 7 – 8
- Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute
Grades 9 – 12 (French Immersion)
- Toronto French School
Grade Pre-K – 12 (Private: Co-Ed)
- Havergal College
Grades JK – 12 (Private: All Girls)
Regular TTC bus service runs along Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant Road, Bayview Avenue, and Lawrence Avenue connecting to Lawrence subway station.