Bedford Park / Avenue and Lawrence
The Bedford Park / Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue area partially make up the district of C04 as designated by the Toronto Real Estate Board, alongside Englemount-Lawrence, Forest Hill North, and Lawrence Park north and south.
Bedford Park is an established, North Toronto neighbourhood that is a desirable area for both young families and retirees. It is bordered by Avenue Road to the west and Yonge Street to the east, from Lawrence Avenue to the south and Broke Avenue to the north. The area is made up of a nice mix of detached and semi-detached homes built around the turn of the 20th century and more recently built homes, which are becoming more prominent as a result of the surging house prices and land value.
Toronto Life magazine recently did an excellent article portraying the desirable neighbourhood of Bedford Park: “With Avenue and Yonge providing commercial activity, a library, a subway stop and a community centre, [Bedford Park] is the sort of neighbourhood you only have to leave to go to work, see a movie, or visit friends in other parts of the city”. With its true community feel and convenient access to the 401, it one of the most favoured neighbourhoods in Toronto for commuters with young families.
Bedford Park is highly sought after by families with young children due to its high-caliber public and private schools, including Havergal College, Crescent School, and Toronto French School.
Shoppers can rejoice: Bedford Park’s proximity to the world-class Yorkdale Mall brings you luxury brands such as Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Tiffany’s. There are also shopping districts and well-regarded restaurants along Yonge Street and Avenue Road, which include fashion stores, children’s stores, sporting goods stores, gift shops, bakeries, gourmet dining, casual restaurants and coffee shops.
Adjacent to Bedford Park is Lawrence Park, one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in all of Canada and one of Toronto’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Homes in Lawrence Park are often described as “whimsical”, boasting a variety of architectural styles including English Cottage, Tudor Revival, Georgian, and Colonial style designs. The majority of the homes in this Toronto neighbourhood were built between 1910 and the late 1940s. Recently, a redevelopment of the area has begun to occur, with magnificent mansions that complement old and new styles.