Bedford Park Public School
John Wanless Jr.
Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute
Toronto French School
Tips for parents: Bedford Park Public School is consistently ranked high by the Fraser Institute. It has a French immersion track that’s highly competitive so make sure to visit their website and review their application deadlines.
Bedford Park is one of the best uptown neighbourhood’s for young families looking for a Toronto house for sale. The combination of good schools, activities, amenities and family-sized homes all within convenient access to downtown have kept Bedford Park in continual high demand. Bedford Park also has plenty of TTC options along Yonge, Avenue and Lawrence and easy access to the 401.
Bedford Park is often merged with Wanless Park and Teddington Park and collectively called “Lawrence Park North.” The City of Toronto has ranked Lawrence Park North Toronto’s #1 neighbourhood based on an overall neighbourhood equity score. It’s in direct proximity to the exclusive neighbourhood of Lawrence Park but Bedford Park offers greater accessibility in terms of properties for young families who are priced out of the luxury enclave to its south.
Why We Love Bedford Park
Its Schools Rule
Bedford Park schools are ranked highly and the mix of public, Catholic, Montessori and private, including French immersion options, means that parents have plenty of choices in selecting the education track that’s right for their children.
You can Shop ‘til you Drop
Bedford Park shopping is super convenient and provides something for everyone within its two main retail centres along Yonge and Avenue.
The Yonge Lawrence Village shopping district is located along Yonge Street north of Lawrence. It’s a family-oriented shopping strip with everything from chain stores and restaurants to independent boutiques. It’s a one-stop shopping destination for clothing, electronics, health, home and garden, salons and various other services.
The Yonge Lawrence BIA hosts community events in the Village including everything from an annual Artwalk in November to a Village Day with sidewalk sales, live bands and kids’ entertainment zones.
Upper Avenue Road north of Lawrence also has great boutiques for a more leisurely shopping experience along with wonderful cafés and restaurants for social outings.
Overall Quality of Life
It’s not surprising that Lawrence Park North received top marks in the City of Toronto’s new equity ranking system based on health, education, political participation and economics. Long-term residents will tell you it’s an extremely comfortable and liveable community.
Even for those who disagree with the city’s simplified system of fifteen core measures, this neighbourhood ranks highly in other more popular studies as well. Lawrence Park North scored a #15 spot in the 2014 Toronto Life neighbourhood rankings guide which includes popular measures in its system such as shopping, community engagement and entertainment in addition to education, crime, employment and other foundation measures.
- 9thMost expensive out of 28 neighbourhoods in North York$1.69millionAverage home value in Bedford Park-1.83%Year over year change in values
Historical Average Home Price in Bedford Park