Bedford Park is a beautiful neighbourhood that has its own unique look that easily identifies itself. It is located in uptown Toronto and is known as a family-oriented neighbourhood. Bedford Park has quiet streets, lush mature trees, excellent schools and parks and close proximity to 401 and Lawrence subway station. These features attract young professionals and their families to the neighbourhood.
In 1890 Bedford Park was amalgamated with the hamlets of Davisville and Eglinton to the south, and incorporated as the City of North Toronto. In the same year, the Metropolitan Street Railway of Toronto began service to the area, encouraging residential development. Bedford Park is bisected by Yonge Street. The northern boundary is Brooke Avenue on the West side of Yonge, and Snowdon Avenue to the east of Yonge. The eastern boundary is Ronan Avenue. There is also a school at Yonge and Lawrence called Bedford Park Public School.
The original homes were constructed between 1890 and 1940. It was considered a middle class neighbourhood, on the northern boundary of Toronto with mid-sized detached and semi-detached homes. Many of the originals homes still exist, with a number having undergone extensive renovations to meet the standards of the demographic living there. However, a handful of the original homes have been torn down completely and replaced with larger more modern homes.
There are excellent schools in the area, including Bannockburn School, which is an independent school.