A small farming community until the early 1900's Ledbury Park's first houses were built along Bedford Park and Woburn Avenues, on the site of the old Lawrence farm.
The Ledbury area north of Woburn Avenue had been the former hobby farm of Alfred St.Germain. The St. Germain property was subdivided in 1922 by the Melrose Realty Company under the name Melrose Park.
Ledbury's residential development was not fully complete until the 1950's when Ledbury school and Ledbury Park were added to this neighbourhood.
Ledbury Park has an artificial Ice Rink. The first generation of Ledbury families are moving out of the neighbourhood and young professional families are moving in. This change in demographics can be seen in the flurry of building activity currently taking place in the Ledbury Park neighbourhood as the original housing stock is gradually being replaced with expensive custom built homes. The local parks have also undergone recent improvements and Avenue Road has emerged as one of Toronto's finest shopping districts.
Ledbury's original homes date from the 1910's to the 1950's. These houses include Tudor Style Bungalows on thirty to fifty foot wide lots. Ledbury's bungalows are rapidly being replaced by custom built homes. The original Ledbury houses also include small pockets of two-storey detached and semi-detached homes.
The custom built homes in this neighbourhood range in size from approximately two thousand to four thousand square feet. These homes are built with custom finishes and designer interiors. The exteriors are brick, stone or stucco and feature many decorative accents. Large bay windows, juliet balconies, professional landscaping, interlock driveways and elaborate front porches decorated by doric columns, and fanciful wrought iron railings.
Avenue Road is one of Toronto's most popular shopping districts. There is a large variety of shopping here including gourmet food shops, video stores, gift shops, fashion stores, home design and furnishing shops, as well as professional offices and a large variety of restaurants.
The Bathurst Street shopping district is much different in tone than Avenue Road. This shopping district includes Jewish food and gift shops, delicatessens, restaurants, and a handful of popular bakeries that serve up freshly baked Montreal style bagels.
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Ledbury Park, located in the centre of this neighbourhood, has recently been redesigned and has earned a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence for its innovative approach to neighbourhood park planning. The focal point of this park is a rectangular shaped reflecting pool and skating rink that is linked to a swimming pool, and a water play area designed specifically for young children. There are also a number of smaller children's playgrounds contained within the Ledbury neighbourhood.
The Morris Winchevsky Centre located at 585 Cranbrooke is a secular Jewish organization that has a children's sunday school and a senior's club. The Barbara Frum Public Library at 20 Covington Road has a wide range of facilities including a 150 seat auditorium.
Ledbury residents are well served by public transit. The Bathurst bus connects passengers to the Bloor-Danforth subway line, while the Avenue Road bus connects passengers to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. The Lawrence station on the Yonge subway line is a good exercise walk from this neighbourhood.
Ledbury park residents can drive downtown in approximately twenty-five minutes via Avenue Road. The Avenue Road on-ramp to Highway 401 is located just beyond the northern boundary of this neighbourhood. Highway 401 links up with a network of major highways leading into and out of the greater Toronto area.
(P) Ledbury Park E. & M.S., 95 Falkirk Ave., (416) 395-2630
(PH) Lawrence Park C.I., 125 Chatsworth Dr., (416) 393-9500
(CA) St. Margaret, 85 Carmichael Ave., (416) 393-5249
(PR) Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd., (416) 483-3519
(PR) Associated Hebrew, Bathurst Street
Armour Heights PS - Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 6
Sir Sandford Fleming Academy - Grade 9 to Grade 12
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(P) Public School
(PH) Public High School
(CA) Catholic School
(PR) Private School
(PC) Private Catholic School
(PJ) Private Jewish School
The area consists primarily of 2 storey and bungalows detached homes with 2-4 bedrooms.
Below is a sample of addresses of homes in this area. If you want a detailed specific list in your area please contact us. Thank You.
Deloraine Ave, Marmion Ave, McGillivray Ave, Glengarry Ave, Cranbrooke Ave, Burncrest Dr, Carmichael Ave, Fairlawn Ave, Brooke Ave, Dunblaine Ave, Douglas Ave, Joicey Blvd, Melrose Ave, Brookdale Ave, Bannockburn Ave, Dinan Ave.
The area consists primarily of condo apartments with 1- 2 bedrooms.
Bathurst St, Wilson Ave.
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**Source - Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods. Maple Tree Publishing**