Reenie Banks

Lawrence Park is one of Toronto's most exclusive and affluent neighbourhoods, ranked as the wealthiest in all of Canada in 2011. Lawrence Park is located in a very peaceful and tranquil setting that includes gently rolling hills, winding roads and a lush topography. The neighbourhood shops, schools and recreational facilities are on the periphery making Lawrence Park's streets relatively traffic free.

Lawrence Park is actually divided into Lawrence Park North and Lawrence Park South. The western side of the neighborhood falls under Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mill, while the eastern section belongs to Lawrence Park South, which extends well beyond neighborhood limits and includes parts of Lytton Park. Lawrence Park North does not include any section of the neighborhood and encompasses Bedford Park, Wanless Park and Teddington Park. Lawrence Park is directly adjacent to another affluent Toronto neighbourhood called Lytton Park which are often confused with each other.

Houses in Lawrence Park South date back from the early 1900's, but most were built between 1910 and 1940 featuring a mix of architectural styles including English Cottage, Tudor Revival and Georgian and Colonial style designs. As with many neighbourhoods in Toronto, renovations are booming as houses are upgraded, but the neighbourhood has been sensitive to preserve the old world charm including leaded glass windows, wood trims around the door and window frames, decorative fireplace mantels and rich hardwood floors. The area features some well-known attractions - the Rosedale Golf Club, the Granite Club, Toronto French School - but unlike Lawrence Park North the facilities within its own boundaries are more modest.