Located in North York, and tucked between Lytton Park and Nortown, the Bedford Park neighbourhood is a quiet area with charming residential streets and busy thoroughfares on its east and western boundaries. Most homes in the area are 2-storey detached houses, but there are some Bedford Park condos in the neighbourhood as well.
Unlike some residential neighbourhoods in North York, Bedford Park has a lot to offer in the way of convenience — there’s a vast selection of restaurants and shops on Yonge and Avenue Rd. There are spots to grab breakfast like Eggsmart, cafes like Aroma Espresso Bar and Bobbette & Belle, and for dinner there’s a range of options such as Gamberoni Restaurant, Wildfire Steakhouse North York, Piazzetta Trattoria, and more.
There’s plenty of choice for shoppers in the neighbourhood — from specialized boutiques such as Want Boutique and Games Workshop, to big box stores just west of the neighbourhood like Winners and The Shoe Company
Bedford Park is a family-friendly neighbourhood, popular with young professionals and parents with young children; there are schools, recreation centres, libraries, and several churches and temples. The one thing that families may find lacking are available green spaces — there are two tiny parks in the neighbourhood, but residents can go south to Lawrence Park for a more substantial dose of nature.
Bedford Park condos are great for all kinds of people — just not those on a tight budget. Toronto condos in this area can be pricey, and first-time home buyers will find it particularly difficult to get their foot in the door. There are 9 buildings in the neighbourhood, a few of which straddle the borders of other areas.
The majority of Bedford Park condos are found in mid-rise towers, and are clustered near major roads; residents can walk to restaurants, cafes and boutiques, and for longer trips, there’s TTC service in the neighbourhood. Condos in this neighbourhood are generally larger than those found in downtown Toronto, but amenities are often limited.
There are some very swanky buildings in Bedford Park for those who are so inclined — including 1717 Avenue Condos which is the most expensive building in all of North York.
Navigating residential neighbourhoods on foot can be difficult, but residents of this neighbourhood can easily get around; plus, there’s convenient TTC service all in every direction — east and west bound buses on Lawrence and Wilson, north and southbound buses on Yonge, Avenue Rd, and Bathurst. For trips downtown, you have Lawrence Station for subway lines.
Bedford Park condos are also well-suited to car owners — drivers can easily avoid city traffic going north on Avenue Rd, Bathurst, or Yonge for the 401.