Lytton Park is one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Its spacious Georgian and Tudor homes are set well back from the street on large lots with lush, manicured gardens. The streets are shaded with a green canopy of mature trees. It is close enough to downtown for an easy commute, but far enough away to be a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle.
Most of the homes in Lytton Park were built between the late 1800s and 1930s. The neighbourhood takes its name from Lytton Park, a tranquil oasis nestled in a deep valley, home to the North Toronto Tennis Club and the North Toronto Lawn Bowling & Croquet Club.
For a neighbourhood so close to downtown, Lytton Park has remarkable access to outdoor spaces. Otter Creek Park, on Cheritan Avenue, is also equipped with tennis courts, which are converted in winter to an artificial ice rink. This park provides access to the Chatsworth Ravine where a nature trail links with Lawrence Park, the Blythwood Ravine and finally Sherwood Park.
Residents are close to several to several upscale shopping areas, including Yonge Street, Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West. These are areas known for gourmet food stores, a wide range of cafes and restaurants as well as many independently owned fashion and antique stores.
The local public elementary schools, Allenby and John Ross Robertson are much sought after by Toronto families, and Havergal College (for girls) and Upper Canada College (for boys) are both close by.