Located in the Yonge and Lawrence area of Toronto, Bedford Park is widely recognized as a fantastic neighbourhood for families to live. Much of the neighbourhood was constructed in the early 1900’s, with a lot of the original homes still existing to this day. Bedford Park is within close proximity to highway 401 and the Lawrence subway station, which attracts young professionals and their families to live in this neighbourhood.

 

 

Bedford Park has an excellent selection of services and amenities to cater to the families in the area. There are a handful of public, Catholic, and private schools available in this area, including options for students to enroll in French immersion schools. Whether you want to sit at a park bench with a good book or participate in group activities with neighbours, there are plenty of spaces available to do so.

 

 

There are several parks in the area including Brookdale Park, which is over a hectare of lush green space with a trail through the mature canopying trees as well as a park for children to enjoy. There is also a long list of recreational facilities available in the neighbourhood, such as Bedford Park Community Centre that offers a wide variety of programs for the community including fitness classes and access to an indoor pool.

 

The Yonge-Lawrence area offers a wide variety of shops and businesses for families including restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops. The Avenue Road shopping district located north of Lawrence features a great selection of restaurants and stores including gourmet food shops, gift stores, fast food restaurants, home decorating stores and well known franchised stores, such as Pusateri’s, LCBO, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Loblaws.

 

 

There is a wide array of dining options available in this neighbourhood, especially with its close proximity to several neighbourhoods with a thriving nightlife. If you are looking for some classic pub fare, then The Abbot Pub and Fare is a fantastic option in Bedford Park. The Abbot prides itself in offering a selection of homemade recipes that are crafted in-house daily. If an evening of fine dining with a delicious steak is more your style, then visit Wildfire Steakhouse. With quality food and an exceptional selection of wines available will make a meal here an absolute treat.

 

 

If you are looking to relocate with your family to a quieter, family-friendly neighbourhood, Bedford Park is the right choice. With less than half an hour to commute from Bedford Park to the heart of downtown, moving North is the ideal choice for any working professional looking to experience a new way of living in Toronto.

 

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