Bedford Park: A coveted piece of real estate
Bedford Park is a well-established Toronto neighbourhood once known as a quiet, middle-class neighbourhood. With the relocation of the Rosedale Golf Club back in 1909, it increased the neighbourhood prices and continues to do so. Good schools and local parks are not far away. Commuters would have no problem with Highway 401 and the Lawrence Subway station in close proximity. This makes it an ideal choice for families looking for a balanced combination of suburban and urban living.
The area boasts a good mix of detached and semi-detached homes with original houses built between 1890 and 1940. The homes are generally older brickstone marked with charm. Many bungalows have been revamped or torn down to be replaced with beautiful custom homes. Thanks to the Rosedale Golf Club and new investments, it has raised the status of Bedford Park.
It is a residential neighbourhood, mostly filled with upper-class families and young professionals. (Sometimes young) Residents tend to lay down roots and stay long-term, which results in homes that are generally lived in for many years and well-maintained. All this makes it a very competitive neighbourhood for young families to break into.
Residents can get to the downtown area in about twenty minutes by vehicle and Yonge Street on-rampl to Highway 401 is just only about five minutes away. Bus services run regularly and twenty-four hours on Yonge Street, as well as limited service on Avenue Road and Mount Pleasant Road.
Closest Subway Stations include:
The area is close to several safety services, so emergency help is never too far away.
The nearest safety facilities include:
- Leaside Hospital
- Toronto Police Division 53
- Toronto Fire Station 131
- Orchard Grove Animal Clinic
With a selection of many parkettes and playgrounds, community centre, library, and recreational outdoor activities, this family-centric community provides many amenities for residents to enjoy. There is the Wanless Park, the largest park in the neighbourhood with tennis courts, a basketball court, a baseball diamond, a tots playground and a wading pool. Close by is the Bedford Park Community Centre which includes a gymnasium and an indoor pool. The George Locke Public Library offers an extensive amount of programs for adults, children, and preschoolers. The Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre (FNC) also offers a broad range of programming for all ages.
Some of the local favourites include: The Sushi Bar Toronto that serves maki, rolls & sashimi prepared at in this snug spot. Gamberoni Italian Restaurant is a family-owned old-school choice, with chalkboards & checkered tablecloths, serving rustic Italian fare. Safari Bar & Grill provides a casual space with an eclectic menu and long wine list, plus a 2nd-floor billiard room and heated patio.
Bedford Park’s uptown shopping destination is earning its reputation as a happening, tight-knit community with a diverse offerings of culture and goods.