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Lawrence Park

Lawrence Park is an exclusive uptown neighbourhoodwhere residents enjoy the peaceful setting and tranquility of the Blythwood Ravine and Sherwood Park.

Lawrence Park is one of Toronto’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, joining other prestigious neighbourhoods such as The Bridle Path, Rosedale, and Forest Hill. It was one of the city’s first planned garden suburbs, and is centred on Mount Pleasant Road.

Perched in a picturesque setting with rolling hills, lush scenery, and winding tree-lined roads, Lawrence Park offers a high quality of life for residents, with its close proximity to excellent schools, shops and restaurants, transit options, and recreational venues.


The neighbourhood of Lawrence Park was established back in 1907, and was a development from the Dovercourt Land Building and Saving Company. The company purchased the northern parcel of a park owned by John Lawrence, which is how the neighbourhood got its name.

From the start, Lawrence Park was marketed as a community for affluent residents. Its advertisements painted it as an “aristocratic neighbourhood 400 feet above Lake Ontario and far from the lake winds of winter.” While the construction of many new houses was interrupted temporarily by two world wars, the neighbourhood still continued to flourish, and was already well-established by the 1950s.

Lawrence Park, Toronto real estate options and property types

The selection of homes in Lawrence Park is sure to impress even the most discerning buyer, with gorgeous architectural styles that include Tudor Revival, Colonial, English Cottage, Georgian, and more. Most of the properties were built between 1910 and the late 1940s, and feature private drives and expansive lots.

While many original homes have been torn down to make way for larger, more modern mansions, the neighbourhood still manages to retain its unique old-world charm. This is the perfect neighbourhood for buyers looking for a seamless blend of old and new.

Many homes in Lawrence Park boast exquisite details such as door and window frames with wood trims, rich hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, decorative fireplace mantels, and many more.

Living in Lawrence Park

    • Residents of Lawrence Park enjoy quick access to highway and subway networks, providing multiple easy routes in and out of the city.

    • Some of the schools located in and around Lawrence Park include The Toronto French School, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Crescent School, Crestwood School, and York University’s Glendon campus.

    • Most Lawrence Park Residents head to the commercial district in the Yonge and Lawrence, Bayview and Mount Pleasant area for their shopping and dining needs. This vibrant location features a wide variety of establishments, including children’s stores, gift shops, specialty stores, apparel boutiques, sporting goods stores, gourmet restaurants, bakeries, and more.

    • Sherwood Park, located south of Blythwood Ravine, is a popular place for families looking to spend some time outdoors. The park is ideal for dog-owners, as it features a spacious off-leash section. Before heading to the park, stop by the many home-style bakeries along Yonge and Eglinton to buy delicious snacks to enjoy at the park picnic areas.

Your dream luxury home in Lawrence Park is waiting for you! For more houses for sale in Toronto, Canada, get in touch with Cheryl Thompson of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada at 416.960.9995. You can also send an email to cthompson(at)sothebysrealty(dotted)ca

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