LYTTON PARK – One of Toronto’s most exclusive neighbhourhoods….. - sherilleonhomes
Sherille Layton

Lytton Park is a wonderful neighbhourhood, I love selling properties and spending time within this community with my family.

Considered one of the most exclusive neighbhourhoods in Toronto which spans from Briar Hill Avenue to Lawrence Avenue, west of Yonge Street to Mona Drive. Its attraction dates back to the 1890s when the carriage service rail system linked this rural area to the downtown core. Developers tapped into the potential of a commuter station and started building homes. By 1912 Lytton Park was attracting professionals with families. This led to the building of John Ross Robertson Public School in 1921. Their annual spring fun fair is always well anticipated within the community.

Lytton Park is situated in a deep valley at the south east corners of Yonge Street and Avenue Road. There are plenty of walking trails, lush green spaces and parks. It hosts the North Toronto Tennis Club with night-lit courts, a busy children’s playground in the warmer months and the North Toronto Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club. If you are just looking for a stroll, Herbert Begg Memorial Park has a picturesque setting, popular with dog walkers and local residents wanting some peace and quiet.

My daughter, Lily loves skating at Otter Creek Park in the winter and we have been known to do our family run at the Lawrence Park Collegiate running track. The area has so many facilities for active families whether its winter or summer.

The properties in this upscale neighbourhood are mainly Georgian and Tudor Style houses. Many of these houses were built from 1890 to 1930. Houses in Lytton Park are situated on large lots with lush, manicured gardens, again attracting more affluent professionals.

Clearly a family oriented neighbhourhood as it is host to some of the best schools in Toronto, such as John Ross Robertson PS, Glenview PS, Lawrence Park CI, Havergal College Girls School and St. Clement’s School.

Lytton Park has excellent amenities and if I have time when I am working in the neighbhourhood, it’s hard not to resist the restaurants and shops. Sporting Life often has a traffic jam entering into the car park as it is a go-to for winter and summer sports activity clothing and accessories. There are a number of boutique stores along Yonge Street and worth a look even if you are just window shopping. You can pop in for a treat at Dufflet Pastries or a fun family restaurant is Uncle Betty’s, and there is often a Sunday brunch line-up. New and a hot date night favourite is Byblos, if you want a Mediterranean escape for evening. Not to mention Pusateri’s Fine Foods, for delicious grab and go meals.

Being that Lytton Park is an upscale neighbhourhood, properties for sale are high in demand due to the larger lots and pretty tree-lined streets. Lot sizes vary from 25ft to 60ftwide. There are some beautiful ravine properties. House prices range from $1.5 million to 6 million and on occasion more. Properties ranges from semi-detached homes but are mainly detached homes on wider lots. There are a few boutique condo buildings for downsizers or young couples.

This neighbhourhood is worth exploring if you are looking for a large family home, chances are you will like what you see and may well fall in love with all Lytton Park has to offer.

Call me if you are looking to buy or sell in this thriving community at 416 419 5893.