How to Enjoy the Outdoors in Toronto’s Lawrence Park

How to Enjoy the Outdoors in Toronto’s Lawrence Park

  • Giulia Gallina
  • 05/3/22
Established in 1910, Lawrence Park is one of Toronto’s most iconic luxury neighborhoods. The area was slow to develop, and it wasn't until the 1950s that the neighborhood was complete. The interruption was due to the two world wars and a recession followed by a depression. But following its slow start, Lawrence Park has become an enclave for Toronto real estate investing and envelops its residents with rolling hills, quaint winding roads, and beautiful green spaces.

Lawrence Park houses range from Colonial to Craftsman and Georgian to Tudor, with more contemporary homes mixed in. No matter the style of your home, premium lots afford homeowners anywhere from 50 feet to 80 feet of frontage. It’s considered by locals to be a heritage community and a “residential park” due to its abundance of parks, ravines, and scenic properties.
The area is a seller’s market, which means fewer homes are available for sale than buyers are ready to purchase. That being said, there are many options for enjoying the great outdoors in Lawrence Park, along with close proximity to downtown, shopping, restaurants, and public transit. Below is a list of outdoor activities and must-visit hotspots near Lawrence Park, Toronto.

Parks, gardens, and ravines

Lawrence Park and Ravine is not only a lush green space and park, but within its perimeter contains three clay tennis courts, lawn bowling areas, and access to a ravine footpath where outdoor enthusiasts can run, walk, or stroll. Also within the park is the Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens, which were created in 1933 to celebrate Toronto’s centennial in 1934. In 1990, the gardens were voted one of the Top 25 best urban design projects built in Toronto before 1985. Nature enthusiasts and horticulture fans will love the formal flower gardens that showcase assorted roses, herbs, and multi-tiered flower beds. A local favorite is the sunken gardens surrounded by maple, oak, and willow trees.
Blythwood Ravine Park is open 24 hours a day and is an ideal spot to walk your dogs, go on a run, stroll along the wooden bridges, and watch ducks float gently down the stream. There is also an off-leash area for dogs along with a splash pad and wading pool for kids. Don’t forget to pack for a picnic, too, as there is a picnic area located in the park. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, as the terrain can be steep and rocky.

Stroll down Yonge Street

Strolling down the once mislabeled “longest street in the world”, Yonge Street will be sure to entice your senses. Featuring more than 250 shops and restaurants, this street is perfect for walking aimlessly and exploring.
Some of the local businesses you can check out are The Old Mill, which offers an incredible dining experience, fun events, and a jazz lounge. Byblos offers a fusion of East Mediterranean cuisine that is made from traditional and local ingredients. Another foodie destination is STOCK T.C, which is a local grocer located in a historic building as well as a bar that offers rooftop views and delectable food. Make sure to also swing by Sporting Life, Sandpipers, and the Yonge Eglinton Centre which offers a fantastic shopping experience as well as places to sit down, relax, and get a bite to eat. For decades, Yonge Street has remained one of downtown Toronto’s most vibrant streets with much to see and do, whether it be shopping, catching a movie, dining out, or simply strolling along its sidewalks taking in some of the city’s best sights.
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