The Bedford Park-Nortown neighbourhood is a popular and established North York community running from Briar Hill Avenue in the south to the 401 highway in the north, from Bathurst Street on the west to Yonge Street on the east. What was once a middle class residential area north of the city (it became incorporated into the City of North Toronto in 1890) is now a bustling neighbourhood filled with cafes and restaurants. With parks and ravines and the Don Valley River running through it, it originated as a stopping point for farmers on their way into the city, but is now an energetic place to spend an afternoon. It’s well connected via the TTC subway at Lawrence Station and buses running north.
The area is desirable for young professionals and their families due to quiet streets, mature trees, good schools and parks, and proximity to Highway 401 and public transportation with Lawrence subway station.
Bedford Park features mainly detached homes, semi-detached homes and condos. Many of the original homes have undergone extensive renovations while a portion of the original homes in the neighbourhood have been torn down and replaced with larger, more modern homes.
Sports & Recreation
There’s plenty of space for outdoor exploration with a smattering of parks and green spaces, including Lytton Park and Chatsworth Ravine. Fitness enthusiasts can kit themselves out at The Running Room. The area is also home to the Don Valley Golf Course and Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, which opened in 1950, and offers sports and social activities year round.