Long one of the city’s bastions of wealth and prestige, Uptown Toronto is home to quiet, leafy streets and numerous upscale businesses and restaurants.
Uptown’s two main subdistricts are Ledbury Park and Bedford Park, with each having their own commercial strip. Ledbury’s is located on Yonge Street just north of Lawrence Avenue, while Bedford’s stretches along Avenue Road. Both neighborhoods are dominated by large single-family homes that sit on either side of tree-lined streets, Numerous homes of architectural significance can be found here, while luxury condominiums have just begun to make an entry into the neighborhood.
Transportation in Uptown Toronto
Uptown Toronto features bus service along all its major thoroughfares. Lawrence Avenue enjoys the most frequent service, followed closely by Avenue Road and Yonge Street. All routes connect to Eglinton or Lawrence subway stations on Line 1 Yonge-University, with York Mills Station also being easily accessible for residents in the area’s northern section. From nearby Blythewood Ravine Park, walkers and cyclists can use a network of paths to easily access the extensive network of trails along the Don River. Additionally, drivers can take advantage of easy access to Highway 401, which features entrances/exits at both Yonge Street and Avenue Road.