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Almost surrounded by exuberant parks and gentle slopes, yet still in midtown Toronto, the marvellous community of Lawrence Park has, in the last years, been consistently ranked among the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Old Toronto.
Fenced by he Blythwood Ravine and Sherwood Park to the south and Lawrence park itself to the west, this first-class residential area is bordered to the north by Lawrence Avenue and to the east by Bayview Avenue. This results in a wonderfully secluded, and peaceful area, composed mainly of peaceful leafy streets with minimum transit, that spill out to either Lawrence Avenue or Bayview Avenue, providing this neighbourhood with midtown’s staple feature: the perfect mix of high-end suburban experience in the heart of Toronto.
Branded from the start as an “aristocratic neighbourhood” and “far from the lakes in winter”, the development of this exclusive community started in 1907 and was only completed in 1950, making its homes an eclectic combination of Tudor Revival, Georgian, Colonial and English Cottage architecture. Most of these homes are exquisite medium-sized houses on narrow and deep lots, that still retain the charming atmosphere of the old times after being renovated, keeping its leaded glass windows, fancy wooden mouldings, high ceilings and fabulous wooden floors. It is also easy to find in this neighbourhood, overlooking the ravine and surrounded by lush greenery, mansions that can only be described as magnificent.
Shopping and amenities can be found along Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue, offering residents a wide variety of high-profile shops, bakeries, fashion stores, restaurants and gourmet boutiques. Public transportation is available along Yonge Street (Lawrence subway station), Mount Pleasant Road, Bayview Avenue and Lawrence Avenue, all within walking distance. The 401 highway is just five minutes away by car, and Sunnybrook Hospital is right off Bayview Avenue.
The first French immersion public school in Toronto, the prestigious Allenby Primary School, opened its doors in 1931 and is still providing a first-class service to the community, making it a big selling point for home-seekers. More public and private schools are Blythwood Junior School, The Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, St. Clemens School, and the Toronto French School among others. York University’s Glendon Campus is located near the corner of Bayview Avenue and Lawrence Avenue, making it part of this dreamy neighbourhood.
Most of recreational facilities, services and shops are located in the periphery of this exclusive midtown area, leaving its core to quiet, safe streets and winding roads that follow rolling hills, the dream environment to raise a family and enjoy Toronto’s high-end lifestyle.
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