LYTTON PARK

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Lytton Park is one of Toronto's most exclusive neighbourhoods. It is home to doctors, lawyers, stockbrokers and corporate executives who value Lytton Park's quiet charm, and its convenient access to transportation corridors leading in and out of the city.

Lytton Park's other assets include beautiful homes on large lots, outstanding recreational facilities, and a close proximity to excellent public and private schools. 
 

HISTORY

Large detached home in Lytton Park

Another home successfully marketed by Marian Neal & Carver Fraser

Lytton Park owes its development to the Metropolitan Street Railway, whose single horse car line began service to this area in 1886. Prior to the advent of the railway, Lytton Park was a rural outpost with limited access to the City of Toronto. 

The Metropolitan Company recognized the impact on land values that their railway service would bring to this district. Thus in 1888, the Railway purchased the two hundred acre Beatty farm, near their station at Yonge and Glengrove.

In 1888, the former Beatty farm became the "Glen Grove Park' subdivision and the residential development of Lytton Park was underway.

Lytton Park's major period of growth began in 1912, when it became part of the City of Toronto. It was during the next fifteen years that most of Lytton Park's houses, schools, churches and parks were built. 

 

HOMES

Typical home in Lytton Park, Toronto
Another home successfully marketed by Marian Neal & Carver Fraser

Lytton Park's Tudor and Georgian style houses were built primarily between 1890 and 1930. All of the houses are detached, and are situated on large lots with lush gardens.

The interior of a typical Lytton Park house includes traditional accents such as hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, and a wood burning fireplace. 
 

SHOPPING

Lytton Park is well served by a myriad of upscale shopping districts located along Yonge Street, Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West. You may require a car or public transit to reach these shopping areas depending on where you are located within the neighbourhood. 
 

RECREATION    

Lytton Park, from which this neighbourhood takes its name, is nestled in a deep valley, hidden by trees, from the roaring traffic of Avenue Road above. This serene park includes three public tennis courts, and is also home to the North Toronto Lawn Bowling Club. Across from Lytton Park is the Herbert Begg Memorial Garden. This picturesque strolling garden was donated to the City by Herbert Begg's daughters as a memorial to their father.

Otter Creek Park, on Cheritan Avenue between Chatsworth Drive and Rosewell Avenue, contains four tennis courts that are retrofitted for use as an artificial ice rink in the wintertime. This park also provides access to the Chatsworth Ravine. A Nature Trail passes through the Chatsworth Ravine on it's way through Lawrence Park, the Blythwood Ravine and finally to Sherwood Park. 
 

TRANSPORTATION

Both the Eglinton and the Lawrence subway stations, located on Yonge Street, are within walking distance of many Lytton Park houses. Yonge street and Avenue Road both have bus routes that connect to the Yonge subway line.

Motorists can be downtown in fifteen minutes. For commuters heading out of the city by car, the Yonge Street and Avenue Road on-ramps to Highway 401 are approximately five minutes from Lytton Park.


The Toronto neighbourhood text profiles, sketches and maps displayed on this website were published in ³Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods², are copyright Maple Tree Publishing and have been reproduced by the Toronto Real Estate Board under license. www.torontoneighbourhoods.net

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SCHOOL INFORMATION   

Allenby Junior Pubic School
John Ross Roberton Junior Public School
Glenview Senior Public School
Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute
Havergal College


All Toronto District School Board schools have definite enrolment boundaries dependent on your address.  Please be sure to check with  TDSB  to determine eligibility for admission.

Contact Info
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Marian Neal

Sales Representative

RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY LTD., BROKERAGE

723 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto  ON M4S 2N4

416-486-5588 info@torontorealestatesales.com

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