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The Lawrence Park Neighbourhood

 

Overview

Lawrence Park is one of Toronto's most exclusive residential neighbourhoods. It is located in a very peaceful and tranquil setting that includes gently rolling hills, winding roads and a lush topography.

Lawrence Park's shops, schools, and recreational facilities are located on its periphery, which keeps traffic on the residential streets to a minimum.

 

History of Lawrence Park

The Lawrence Park subdivision was assembled in 1907 by the Dovercourt Land Building and Saving Company. The Dovercourt Land Company acquired the north parcel of Lawrence Park from John Lawrence, after whom this neighbourhood is named

Wilfred Servington Dinnick was the president of the Dovercourt Land Company. It was under Dinnick's direction that Lawrence Park was developed as a suburb for the 'well to do'.

The first advertisement for Lawrence Park trumpeted it as an 'aristocratic neighbourhood', 'four hundred feet above Lake Ontario', and 'Far from the Lake Winds in Winter'.

Despite all its fanfare, Lawrence Park's development was sporadic. The building of houses was interrupted by two world wars, a recession, and a depression. It wasn't until the 1950's that this neighbourhood was completely developed.

 

Schools in Lawrence Park

Please note that the schools listed below have very definite enrollment boundaries. Prior to buying or renting you should phone the school you are interested in enrolling your child, in order to confirm that they will accept children from the address you are considering moving to.

Blythwood Jr., 2 Strathgowan Cres, (416) 393-9105
(Public School)

Sunny View Jr.& Sr., 450 Blythwood Rd, (416) 393-9275
(Public School)

Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, 125 Chatsworth Dr, (416) 393-9500
(Public High School)

North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 70 Roehampton Ave, (416) 393-9180
(Public High School)

Northern Secondary, 851 Mt. Pleasant Rd, (416) 393-0270
(Public High School)

St. Clements School, 21 St. Clements Ave, (416) 483-4835
(Private School)

Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd, (416) 483-3519
(Private School)

The Toronto French School, 296 Lawrence Ave. E., (416) 484-6533
(Private School)

 

*Note: all information was taken from www.torontoneighbourhoods.net

 

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