Lytton Park

Lytton Park garden 1
Lytton Park garden view

An exclusive neighbourhood with lushly landscaped Tudor and Georgian style homes centered around the green oasis of Lytton Park and North Toronto Lawn Bowling Club located just fifteen minutes from downtown Toronto. Family activity is centered around John Ross Robertson Public School enjoying one of the highest provincial school ratings in the province. Havergal College is a private school alternative for young women offering an exceptional education situated on a 22 acre campus. Excellent shops, restaurants and recreational facilities all within walking distance along Avenue Road make this a favourite location for affluent professionals including business executives, stockbrokers, doctors, lawyers and professors.

History

Originally, Lytton Park was mostly farmland with relatively poor access to Toronto’s downtown and only a few noteworthy country estates. However, the situation changed rapidly after the Metropolitan Street Railway was established in 1886.

A one-horse car line built by The Metropolitan Company played a huge role in the development of the area. The company quickly realized that the completion of the railway would drive land values in the region up and therefore purchased 200 acres of what was once Beatty Farm.

In 1888 the name Beatty Farm was changed to Glen Grove Park. Not long after, the subdivision and residential development of Lytton Park began. The neighbourhood immediately underwent strong building activity, but the real construction boom started in 1912. Over the next fifteen years, new homes, schools, churches and parks were built, and the neighbourhood soon joined the City of Toronto. Since then, many other services have been brought to Lytton Park, spurring on further development of the area.

Location

Lytton Park Neighbourhood Map
This upscale neighbourhood stretches from Proudfoot Avenue to the west to Yonge Street to the east. It is bounded by Lawrence Avenue to the north and Briar Hill Avenue to the south. The majority of houses are built on wide lots and represent traditional Georgian, Victorian, and Tudor styles with classic features such as leaded glass windows and exquisite oak wood trim. Typically well maintained lawns and gardens are among the main characteristics of this location.

Recreation and Sports

Fitness & Wellness:

Arts and Entertainment

    Contemporary Art Gallery

    Located at 2719 Yonge Street. This fine art gallery features a diverse collection of original art as well as graphic art, sculpture, glass and various gift items by Canadian and internationally acclaimed artists. Its purpose and mission is to unite talented Canadian artists who create high quality art with those who have an interest in discovering, viewing, collecting and exhibiting art.

      Capitol Event Theatre

      This former cinema provides a great space for private parties to celebrate. Regularly used as event space rental, the main room has a large stage and the bar was built where once the balcony was. The high ceilings create a feeling of grandeur for your parties that can hold up to an impressive 800 people.

      Silvercity Yonge and Eglinton

      Located at 2300 Yonge Street, Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 134 theatres with 1,445 screens serving approximately 69 million guests annually.

      The Eglinton Grande

      Formerly The Eglinton Theatre located at 400 Eglinton Avenue West, this historic landmark has been restored to its original 1937 grandeur! Recapture the elegant design and sophistication of this majestic facility. Boasting one spectacular ballroom, the venue is exclusively yours for the evening.

      Absolute Comedy

      Located at 2335 Yonge Street this comedy club will crack you up! Come out and watch your friends and neighbours take the stage and catch the pros warming up for weekend shows.

      Galleries and Studios:

      Macdonell Photography, 278 Eglinton Avenue W, (416) 481-4600
      Nikola Rukaj Gallery, 384 Eglinton Avenue W, (416) 481-5995

Shopping

Women Fashion

Want Boutique, 1454 Yonge Street, (416) 934-9268
Roots, 1073 Yonge Street, (416) 927-1989
Chocky’s On Yonge, 2584 Yonge Street, (416) 483-8227
Phi and Me, 2616 Yonge Street, (416) 487-4368
Lululemon Athletica, 2558 Yonge Street, (416) 487-1390
American Apparel, 2466 Yonge Street, (416) 486-7781

Men Fashion

American Apparel, 2466 Yonge Street, (416) 486-7781
Testa Uomo, 2719 Yonge Street, (416) 485-2568

Children

Little Party Shoppe, 2566 Yonge Street, (416) 487-7855
Chateau de Sable, 2596 Yonge Street, (416) 322-6888
Gap (Canada), 2574 Yonge Street, (416) 440-0187
Hatley, 2648 Yonge Street, (416) 486-4141

Other

Get Outside (Shoes), 3456 Yonge Street, (416) 440-8880
Sporting Life, 2665 Yonge St. Toronto,(416) 485-1611
Loblaws, 3501 Yonge Street, (416) 481-7753
Shopper Drug Mart, 2345 Yonge Street, (416) 487-5411

Restaurants and Eateries

Amore Trattoria, 2425 Yonge Street, (416) 322-6184
Pain Perdu Bistro, 3185 Yonge Street, (416)488-0081
Yitz’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Catering, 346 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 487-4506
The Burger's Priest, 3397 Yonge Street, (416) 488-3510
EDO Restaurant, 484 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 322-3033
Lichee Garden, 352 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 322-8898
North 44 Restaurant, 2537 Yonge Street, (416) 487 4897
Zucca Restaurant, 2150 Yonge Street, (416) 488-5774
Vita Sociale (Continental), 2472 Yonge Street, (416) 483-2211
Pastissima, 2633 Yonge Street, (416) 482-4175
Coppi Ristorante, 3363 Yonge Street, (416) 484-4464
Steak Pit, 1666 Avenue Road, (416) 783-3077
Cravings Asian Cuisine, 3393 Yonge Street, (416) 322-2200
Pusateri’s Fine Foods, 57 Yorkville Avenue, (416) 785-9100
Tutto Pronto, 1718 Avenue Rd., (416) 782-2227
Trapper’s Restaurant, 3479 Yonge Street, (416) 482-6211
Gamberini Ristorante, 3238 Yonge Street, (416) 482-3063

Cafes

Amaya Bread Bar, 3305 Yonge Street, (416) 487-1100
Storia Cafe, 343 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 488-7597

Education

Schools

John Ross Robertson Jr (Public School), 130 Glencairn Avenue West, (416) 393-9400
Blessed Sacrament (College), 24 Bedford Park Avenue, (416) 393-5226
Glenview Sr (Public School), 401 Rosewell Avenue, (416) 393-9350
Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute (Public High School), 125 Chatsworth Drive, (416) 393-9500
Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School, 1107 Avenue Road, (416) 393-5561
Havergal College (Private), 1451 Avenue Road, (416) 483-3519
St Clement’s School (Private Girls School), 21 St. Clements Avenue, (416) 483-4835
 

Daycares

The Beez Kneez Lytton Park, 1252 Avenue Road, (416) 483-0705
John Ross Robertson Child Centre, 130 Glengrove Avenue West, (416) 484-4825
St. Clement’s Early Learning School, 70 Saint Clements Avenue, (416) 489-0822
Upper Yonge Village Day Care Centre, 14 Saint Clements Avenue, (416) 487-2861

Libraries

Locke Library, 3083 Yonge Street, (416) 393-7730

Transportation

By car: It usually takes no longer than fifteen minutes to get to downtown Toronto.

By bus: Buses run regularly along Avenue Road and Yonge Street.

By subway: Lytton Park residents can easily reach the local subway stations, Lawrence and Eglinton, both on the Yonge subway line.

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