Lawrence Park is an affluent neighbourhood in Toronto and was ranked the wealthiest neighbourhood in all of Canada. Lawrence Park is bounded by Yonge Street to the west, Bayview Avenue to the east, Blythwood Ravine to the south and Lawrence Avenue to the north. Lawrence Park homes were first being built they were interrupted by World War 1, World War 2, the recession and the depression.
Lawrence Park first started off with medium sized homes that sat on narrow but deep lots. The houses range in style and include: English Cottage, Tudor, Georgian and Colonial. Most houses in Lawrence Park were built between 1910 and 1940, with the remaining few being built in the 1950’s. While most Lawrence Park homes for sale have stayed true to their traditional style, many have been rebuilt to look very modern. There are differing opinions on these new homes, while some love them; others feel they take away from Lawrence Park’s traditional, old money look.
Lawrence Park is another neighbourhood that is surrounded by a lot of greenery. It is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, parks and a ravine. The shops, schools and other facilities are located on the outer edges of the neighbourhood. Many of the wealthy residents belong to the elite Granite Club, which is a sports and recreation centre.
The high end shops and luxurious restaurants are popular spots for Lawrence Park residents. The shopping district includes everything from fashion stores for adults and children to sporting good stores. There are also a number of gourmet food stores, restaurants, mouth watering bakeries and popular coffee shops. Some noteworthy schools in Lawrence Park include Crescent School and Toronto French School. Most of the residents of Lawrence Park are minutes away from busses and the subway station. For motorists Highway 401 is within ten minutes away from Lawrence Park.