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Lytton Park
—  Neighbourhood  —
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Toronto Toronto

Lytton Park is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario. It is considered, along with Lawrence Park, Moore Park, and the Bridle Path, as one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto. It is located in the "North Toronto" municipality. The neighbourhood is centered around 'Lytton Park' (hence the name). Its boundaries include: Bathurst street to the west, Yonge Street to the east, Lawrence to the north and Briar Hill Rd. to the south.

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History

Lytton Park originally started out as a rural suburb of Toronto. In 1886, the Metropolitan Street Railway (Toronto) decided to service this small area. Upon realizing that the land value in this region would go up when the railway was installed, the Railway company purchased a huge amount of farmland near their railway station on Glengrove avenue. Two years later, the residential `boom` of this neighbourhood started. In 1912, this region finally became recognized as a neighbourhood in the City of Toronto. From then on, this area morphed into what it is today, with its many schools, parks, and shops.

Architecture

Lytton Park predominantly features Georgian and Tudor Style homes. Many of these houses were built from 1890 to 1930. Houses in Lytton Park are situated on large lots with lush, manicured gardens. There is an abundance of mature trees that line the streets providing a shady "canopy" in the summer and creating a picturesque snowy effect in the winter. Recently, many houses in Lytton Park have become subject to extensive renovations or have been totally rebuilt, transforming the neighborhood architecture.

Notable landmarks in the Area

  • John Ross Robertson Public School
  • Glenview Public School
  • Lawrence Park Collegiate Public School
  • Havergal College Girls School
  • Lytton Park
  • Chatsworth Ravine
  • St. Clements Girls School
  • Yonge and Eglinton Shopping Centre

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Coordinates: 43°42′58″N 79°24′22″W / 43.716°N 79.406°W / 43.716; -79.406

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