Lawrence Park

Exclusive uptown neighbourhood with a garden suburb vibe.

Welcome to Lawrence Park

Exclusive uptown neighbourhood with a garden suburb vibe.

Lawrence Park is an exclusive uptown neighbourhood planned as one of Toronto’s first garden suburbs. This peaceful residential community developed slowly throughout the 20th century and features large homes in diverse architectural styles built at various points in its development. Lawrence Park real estate include charming Colonial, English Cottage, and Tudor Revival properties mostly built between 1910 and 1940 along with newer homes exhibiting the finest in contemporary design. Lawrence Park is quiet, spacious, and green, its landscape including gently rolling hills, several parks, and a ravine. Shops and schools are concentrated along the neighbourhood’s boundaries, leaving the heart of the neighbourhood blissfully residential.

What to Love

  • Charming historic architecture
  • Parks and greenspace
  • Yonge Street shopping and dining
  • Peaceful residential atmosphere

People & Lifestyle

Lawrence Park is one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Toronto, and it regularly ranks among Canada’s wealthiest postal codes. The neighbourhood is affluent but welcoming, with friendly neighbours who greet each other on the street. Local residents range from young families to retirees.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Yonge Street runs along Lawrence Park’s western boundary and offers a great variety of places to shop and dine. Bobette & Belle Artisanal Pastries is a chic bakery specializing in French-style pastries and macarons plus cookies, cupcakes, and espresso beverages. The Monkey Bar uses organic local ingredients for its globally influenced bistro cuisine. The menu brings together Canadian, French, Italian, and Asian influences. The Monkey Bar’s delicious meat, pasta, seafood, and vegetarian dishes are paired with an extensive wine list. Shoushin is an intimate and authentic Japanese sushi bar, and everything on the menu is rooted in the traditions of Edomae sushi preparation. Try the omakase tasting course to sample some of the best seasonal sushi on this side of the Pacific.

​​​​​​​Yonge Street’s upscale fashion boutiques include The Coop Ink, a tailor and menswear specialist that makes many of hockey legend Don Cherry’s distinctive suits. Cherry’s bold fashion choices may not suit everyone’s tastes, but don’t fear—The Coop Ink also offers a great selection of curated fashionwear. Mendocino is one of the best spots on Yonge Street for stylish and contemporary womenswear.

Things to Do

Lawrence Park has several vast parks with lush greenery. The neighbourhood’s eponymous Lawrence Park features 4.6 hectares of outdoor recreation space and is home to Lawrence Park Tennis Club, which has three clay courts and expert tennis tuition for both children and adults. Alex Muir Memorial Gardens is a picturesque greenspace with formal flower gardens characterized by tiered flower beds, stone balconies, and sunken gardens surrounded by mature maple, oak, and willow trees. Muir Gardens is also home to Lawrence Park Lawn Bowling & Croquet Club. 
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​​​​​​​Many residents belong to athletic and social clubs in nearby neighbourhoods, including The Granite Club and Rosedale Golf Club, the latter of which boasts a classic Donald Ross-designed golf course. This educated neighbourhood also has several public libraries, including the beautiful Locke Library on Yonge Street.

Schools

Public schools are operated by the Toronto District School Board. Highlights include:

  • John Wanless Junior Public School, Public, JK-6
  • Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Public, 9-12
  • North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Public, 9-12
  • Northern Secondary School, Public, 9-12
  • Toronto French School, Private, PK-12 (French immersion school; offers International Baccalaureate education)