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Lawrence Park

Lawrence Park

Lawrence Park is a neighbourhood in North Toronto. It is bordered by Blythwood Ravine in the south, Lawrence Avenue in the north, Bayview Avenue in the east, and Yonge Street to the west. It is currently ranked as one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in the country. The lots here are not the widest in the city, but they are often amongst the deepest. Like most upscale residential areas in the city, public schools here are excellent and one of Toronto’s oldest schools, Crescent School, is also located at the border of the community. Shopping is largely in the North-West corner of the area near the Lawrence Subway.

Historically, most homes were built between 1910 and 1940 and include a variety of architectural styles including, Tudor, English Cottage, Colonial, and Georgian. Like most prime residential areas in the city, several older homes are being demolished and replaced by very large new homes which generally do not fit as well into the neighbourhood.  This has resulted in a less cohesive feel to the community, unfortunately. While not as centrally located as some other upscale communities in the city, Lawrence Park is well served by the TTC with buses and with a subway stop at Lawrence and Yonge.