Lawrence Park has long been one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in all of Toronto. In addition to a peaceful setting amongst rolling hills and rich landscaping, the community is close enough to the action that residents don’t feel isolated.
Along with a nice selection of homes, Lawrence Park is full of shops, schools, and recreational activities. Best yet, these destinations are located on the outskirts of the neighbourhood as a means of keeping traffic to a minimum.
Although Lawrence Park was established in 1907, it was one of the slower developing neighbourhoods in Toronto. For this reason, residential development was not complete until the late 1950’s.
Lawrence Park was named after John Lawrence, the original owner of the land, which was eventually purchased by the Dovercourt Land Company.
The homes of Lawrence Park include a variety of styles: Colonial, Georgian, Tudor Revival, and English Cottage.
The majority of the properties in the area were constructed between 1910 and the 1940’s.
In addition to the variety of styles, another distinguishing factor in Lawrence Park homes is the blend of original architectural elements, such as hardwood floors and leaded glass windows, with the modern features of today.