The area is often grouped with Lytton Park and refered to as Lawrence Park South. Read a Complete Social Profile of the neighbourhood, also known as Lawrence Park South, written by the City of Toronto.
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Lawrence Park - Past
The Lawrence Park subdivision was assembled in 1907 by the Dovercourt Land Building and Saving Company. The Dovercourt Land Company acquired the north parcel of Lawrence Park from John Lawrence, after whom this neighbourhood is named.
Lawrence Park's development was sporadic. The building of houses was interrupted by two world wars, a recession, and a depression. It wasn't until the 1950's that this neighbourhood was completely developed.
Lawrence Park - Present
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 houses were built between 1910 and the late 1940's.
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.
Shopping in Lawrence Park
The high profile shops and restaurants in the Yonge and Lawrence area, are well patronized by Lawrence Park residents.
This shopping district includes fashion stores, children's stores, sporting goods stores, gift shops, bakeries, and gourmet coffee shops. Search the Lawrence Park Village business directory for a complete list of services available near Yonge St. and Lawrence Ave.
Recreation in Lawrence Park
Most of this neighbourhood's recreational facilities centre around Lawrence Park, east of Yonge Street, and south of Lawrence.
Photos Courtesy of David J Widmann
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 north west corner of Lawrence Park offers a variety of programs for adults, children, and preschoolers.
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.
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