Central - Lawrence Park North
Central - Lawrence Park North
Lawrence Park North. North of Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue, and just east of Avenue Road, Lawrence Park North is a tranquil residential hamlet with a strong community history. Shaped by passionate community members, the neighbourhood features:
- numerous green spaces, each with their own unique features.
- A vibrant variety of shops can be found along Yonge Street, along with hidden architectural gems harkening back to the history of this small but spirited community.
- Great local businesses can be found in the Yonge Lawrence Village BIA.
The community is wealthy, the average house price in Lawrence Park North was just over $1 million in 2013. The neighbourhood is unique because of its warmth and friendliness, said Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25, Don Valley West), whose ward encompasses the eastern portion. “There’s a sense of community like I’ve never seen in any other part of Toronto. It’s really kind of inspiring to witness. Everybody knows each other. Everybody’s out on their front porches,” she said.
The assembly of Lawrence Park began in 1907 by the Dovercourt Land Building and Saving Company, which acquired the north parcel of the park from John Lawrence, after whom this neighbourhood is named. The president of the Dovercourt Land Company was Wilfred Servington Dinnick.
Centred on Mount Pleasant Road, the neighbourhood grew slowly with medium-sized houses on narrow but deep lots:
- Full of beautiful homes
- access to the city’s best schools, centred around Mt Pleasant Road
- with convenient access to the city’s core, it’s easy to see why so many of Toronto’s most famous people call Lawrence Park home.
Much of the retail of the neighbourhood is centred along Mount Pleasant Road as well as a successful commercial district along Yonge Street, north of Lawrence:
- There are many high profile restaurants in area
- the local shops include fashion stores, shops and children’s stores, sporting goods stores, gift shops, bakeries and coffee shops.
The strength of the area remains its proximity to fantastic neighbourhood public and private schools, recreational facilities, easily accessible public transportation and quick access to Toronto’s Highway 401.
The following public schools are located in or near Lawrence Park:
Bedford Park Public School - 81 Ranleigh Avenue (TDSB)
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School - 24 Bedford Park Boulevard (TCDSB)
Blythwood Junior Public School - 2 Strathgowan Crescent (TDSB)
Sunny View Junior and Senior Public School - 450 Blythwood Road (TDSB)Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, a secondary school operated by the TDSB, is located in the adjacent neighbourhood of Lytton Park. Along with primary and secondary institutions, Lawrence Park is also close to Glendon College. Located at 2275 Bayview Avenue, the school is a federated bilingual liberal arts campus of York University.
Lawrence Park is close to four private schools, offering both primary and secondary levels of education. The following private schools are located near Lawrence Park:
Crescent School - 2365 Bayview Avenue
Crestwood School - 411 Lawrence Avenue East
Havergal College - 1451 Avenue Road
Toronto French School - 296 Lawrence Avenue East
How to find the school closest to you!
Click on the link below to find the Public Schools closest to your home:
TDSB Find Your School
Click on this link to find the Catholic Schools closest to your home:
TCDSB Find Your School