Neighbourhoods

Bedford Park

This upper middle-class neighbourhood is the perfect dwelling if you dream of having a traditional home with wide, open space—a place to permanently establish your family, live freely on your own, or spend your retirement years enjoying your surroundings.

With an amalgamation of detached and semi-detached homes, Bedford Park provides a balance for those who seek both rural and urban lifestyles. With the added convenience of nearby Yonge Street services and a subway station, families, professionals, and senior citizens benefit from tranquil residential areas and several schools catering to different age levels.

The area originally had many bungalows but have in recent years been replaced with custom-designed homes.

Education
There are a few educational institutions available, such as the Bedford Park Public School, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, and the John Wanless Jr. Public School, Havergal School, and a private all-girls school.

Public Transit
Residents have the luxury of being able to access the subway system with Lawrence Station situated in the southern part of the area that can take them to Old Toronto. With Yonge Street dividing Bedford Park, residents, as well as students and faculty at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, are able to take advantage of the services along the street, using the bus lines 97 and 320. Students and faculty who frequent the Bedford Park Public School have access to the public transit on Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road. Avenue Road provides the 61 and 142 bus lines and is the closest to the John Wanless Jr. Public School.

Activities & Amenities
By being five minutes away from Highway 401, residents can enjoy a short car ride before reaching Downtown Toronto’s shops and services, or they can head in a westerly direction for Avenue Road’s restaurants and amenities.

HISTORY

This area was originally a farming hamlet and a hotspot for farmers going to and from Toronto’s markets. It is believed that the area was named after the 1873 Bedford Park Hotel on Fairlawn Avenue, just off of Yonge Street. The Metropolitan Street Railway included Bedford Park on its line in 1890 during the same year when it was amalgamated with the Town of North Toronto. History buffs can find the original Bedford Park General Store and Post Office building located on the south-west corner of Yonge Street and Bedford Park Avenue.

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