Houses for Sale in Bedford Park Toronto
Bedford Park began as a farming hamlet centered around Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue. It was a popular stopover for farmers travelling to and from the markets in Toronto. The Bedford Park Hotel, which opened in 1873 at the south west corner of Yonge Street and Fairlawn Avenue, most likely can claim the inspiration/naming rights for Bedford Park.
(Source: Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods )
The City of Toronto’s neighbourhood definitions place Bedford Park within a larger neighbourhood, called Bedford Park-Nortown. This includes the neighbourhoods of Wanless Park and Teddington Park. The border of this larger area extend to Bathurst Street on the west, Highway 401 to the north, Hillhurst Boulevard (just north of Eglinton Avenue) to the south, and zigzags from northeast to southwest along Yonge Street and Avenue Road.There are three census tracts created by Statistics Canada in Bedford Park: 0141.01, 0141.02, 0142.00. (Source: Wikipedia )
According to the City of Toronto, the population of Bedford Park is 23,236, with a demographic of 53% female, 47% male.
(Source: City of Toronto )
Bedford Park’s original housing stock was built mostly in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. This was possible because in 1890 the Metropolitan Street Railway expanded its streetcar line northward to service Bedford Park. That same year Bedford Park, no longer a remote outpost, would amalgamate with the Town of North Toronto which would ultimately be annexed by the City of Toronto in 1912. A period of rampant land speculation was then followed by registered plans of subdivision that would create the current residential neighborhood. Bedford Park has a good mix of detached and semi-detached homes. However, many of the bungalows in the neighborhood have recently been torn down and replaced with custom designed houses.
Bedford Park is known for arts/culture/recreation/sports and is a diverse neighborhood with many spoken languages, Tagalog being the top. (Source: City of Toronto )
Income level is higher than the average in the City of Toronto with 33.9% earning over $200,000
(Source: City of Toronto)
The neighborhood is appealing young families and children. Bedford Park has an excellent selection of schools, many parks and playgrounds, a library, a community center and very accessible to Toronto’s transit system (TTC). This neighborhood is an uptown shopping destination, (Yonge Lawrence Village). It is earning its reputation as a happening, tight-knit community with a diverse offering of culture, food and fun. It’s time we prove to the “downtown” crowd that “uptown” does not mean “uptight”!
(Source: Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods )
Bedford Park’s quiet streets, mature trees, good schools and parks, and proximity to Highway 401 and Lawrence subway station attract young professionals and their families to the neighbourhood. Many of the original homes still stand, with a number having undergone extensive renovations. A portion of the original homes in the neighbourhood have been torn down and replaced with larger, more modern homes.
(Source: Wikipedia )
Two story homes with 3 bedrooms are the majority (69% detached homes), followed by semi-detached homes (19%) and condos (9%). The average sale price in Bedford Park is $1,686,319, with the average freehold price being $1,793,725 and the average condo price being $604,539.
Wanless Park is a neighbourhood and park in North Toronto. It is located just north of Lawrence Avenue, between Bayview Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road. What makes Wanless Park neighbourhood unique is that Central to the Wanless Park neighbourhood is an actual public park called Wanless Park. The park is approximately 9.5 acres (38,000 m2), with tennis courts, a basketball court, playground, a wading pool with a lifeguard, baseball diamond and grass fields. During the summer, camps and Ultimate tournaments occupy much of the grassy field area. (Source: Wikipedia )
This greenspace in the middle of the neighbourhood makes this community very popular with Families with young children. The park is a hub for community events, dog walkers, and children’s recreation. And even more convenient, the residents of Wanless Park are able to walk to all the local amenities including the Bedford Park Public School and Community Centre, the George Locke Public Library, Yonge Street shopping and the Lawrence subway station. (Source: Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods )
Located along the Yonge Street corridor, Teddington Park is convenient, however, it is remarkably quiet thanks to its natural boundaries which include the Rosedale Golf Club and the Riverview Drive Ravine. What makes this neighbourhood unique is that Teddington Park is one of the smallest and most exclusive districts in Toronto. Over the years many important and influential Torontonians have called this neighbourhood their home. And interesting fact is that Teddington Park’s older houses on Riverview Drive were originally given descriptive names such as ‘Donnybrook’, ‘Silverwood’, and ‘Treetops’. These names were in leu of municipal addresses, which were not issued until sometime after the houses were built. Some of these houses still display their historical names. (Source: Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods )
Schools in Bedford Park Toronto
- John Wanless Public School- an elementary school located at Fairlawn Avenue established in 1926.
- Blessed Sacrament Catholic School – an elementary school located at Bedford Park Avenue established in 1927.
- Bedford Park Public School – an elementary school located at Ranleigh Avenue established in 1911.