Lawrence Park

Welcome to Lawrence Park

Lawrence Park is one of Toronto’s most exclusive residential neighbourhoods.


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.
 
Lawrence Park is a strong family-oriented neighbourhood with highly ranked schools. There is an active ratepayers association as well as various clubs that are organized at the local church. Executives value Lawrence Park’s proximity and easy access to the subway and highway 401.


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 1940s.
 
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.
 
The first advertisement for Lawrence Park in 1907, trumpeted it as an ‘aristocratic neighbourhood’, ‘four hundred feet above Lake Ontario’, and ‘Far from the Lake Winds in Winter.’ Lawrence Park has certainly lived up to its reputation as one of Toronto’s most exclusive neighbourhoods.
 
Lawrence Park homes start at over $2 million and can escalate into multi-million dollar homes. Lawrence Park offers premium size lots with 50′ frontage being typical, with some frontages as wide as 60′ - 80 feet.
 
Lawrence Park homes are known for their traditional: Georgian, Colonial, Tudor, and Craftsman-style architecture. However, newer homes with contemporary modern designs are also now part of the mix.


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 northwest corner of Lawrence Park offers a variety of programs for adults, children, and preschoolers.


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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