Originally developed as an aristocratic neighbourhood in the early part of the last century, Lawrence Park has evolved into a lovely, family-oriented neighbourhood with a rich variety of architectural styles. The area includes many single-family homes, with long walking trails and a Ravine, making it popular for those who rank “walkability” high on their priorities.
A variety of parks, clubs and playgrounds surround this neighbourhood, from Sherwood Park on the southern boundary to the Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens and encompassing Lawrence Park and Ravine. This is where families enjoy their leisure time, hosting picnics, and enjoying an abundance of social activities including tennis, lawn bowling and croquet. But that’s not all this lively neighbourhood has to offer.
If education is high on your priority list, Lawrence Park is home to several exceptional educational establishments. Blythwood and Glenview offer a high-ranking public elementary school system, with a wide range of athletic programs and character building curriculum. Northern Secondary School’s gifted program and comprehensive range of elective courses bring students in from across the city, while Lawrence Park Collegiate is home to over 50 athletic clubs and North Toronto Collegiate is very well known for its music programs.
First-class private schools surround the Lawrence Park area as well. Havergal College is an independent boarding school that offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment for girls. And for boys, Crescent School is one of the city’s few educational institutions that operates on the Advanced Placement Program and is well know for its massive athletics program. Toronto French School is also a great option for students seeking a bilingual learning experience from pre-school to high school.
The warm and friendly nature of Lawrence Park is a major draw for home buyers. From the variety of architectural styles to the long trails, social clubs and luscious greenery; this neighbourhood really has it all. Add to that the top-class education offered through public and private institutions, it truly stands out as one of the Trilogy Team’s top Toronto neighbourhoods.