Lawrence Park was one of Toronto’s first planned garden suburbs. In 2011, it was ranked the wealthiest neighbourhood in all of Canada. This exclusive neighbourhood treats its prominent residents to a peaceful and tranquil setting that includes rolling hills, winding roads and a variety of privacy-enhancing trees and shrubbery.
Lawrence Park’s subdivision began in 1907, but the full development of the intended aristocratic neighbourhood wasn’t completed until the 1950s. Today, buyers can choose from a mix of the old and the new, including whimsical English Cottage homes, Tudor Revival, Georgian and Colonial styles. Although many of the homes have undergone renovations or have been demolished and replaced by custom-design homes, there have been efforts made to preserve the charm in the older homes, including such details as leaded glass windows, wood trimming, decorative fireplace mantels, and hardwood floors.
Families will value the private and public schools in the area and the quiet nature of the streets. Cultural institutions like The Granite Club, Toronto French School and Crescent School are part of the neighbourhood. Surrounded by Lawrence Avenue, Bayview Avenue, and Yonge Street, most of the traffic in the neighbourhood is light. Should you decide to do some shopping or dinning, there are high-fashion boutiques at the Lawrence Shopping Centre and many fine dining restaurants in the area.