The Englemount and Lawrence area is a North York neighbourhood with an abundance on nearby shopping options — Yorkdale Shopping Centre is just beyond the western boundary and is host to a plethora of upscale boutiques, and there are big box stores and additional retail shops just beyond the neighbourhood’s northern boundary.
Lawrence Manor forms the northern portion of the neighbourhood — a residential neighbourhood that’s also home to Baycrest Hospital and Baycrest Park. Englemount is in the south, and is mostly residential, though there are some businesses clustered around Bathurst Street.
The Englemount and Lawrence area is home to a large Jewish population, reflected in many of the restaurants and bakeries like Dr. Laffa Restaurant and The Chicken Nest, which have kosher dishes; you’ll also find well known restaurants chains like Starbucks and Subway. Nightlife is limited, but there are some cozy pubs for a relaxing drink, and more in neighbouring areas.
Toronto condos for rent in Englemount are an excellent option for families — the neighbourhood has several schools, parks with playgrounds, and kid-friendly entertainment such as Bathurst Bowlerama. There are athletic clubs like Viewmount Park Tennis Club, and community centre with youth programs and sports facilities such as Lawrence Heights Community Centre.
Englemount and Lawrence condos for rent can be found in over a dozen buildings, and renters have a mix of high-rise, mid-rise, and townhouse complexes to choose from. One drawback for units here are that there aren’t many options for budget-minded renters who are looking for a 1-bedroom unit; however, there are some reasonably priced 2 and 3 bedroom suites.
Lawrence condos for rent in older buildings like 3000 Bathurst Street Condos offer the most square footage — 3 bedrooms here can easily have floor plans which exceed 1500 square feet; 10 Prue Avenue Condos is another building with massive suite sizes, but because the building has just 23 units, it’s quite exclusive.
Most condos for rent in Lawrence are found on Bathurst St — placing residents on bus routes and within walking distance of cafes, restaurants, and some retail stores as well.
Renting a condo in Lawrence provides you with a pedestrian friendly environment, especially for those near Bathurst Street. Public transit users have multiple bus routes servicing the neighbourhood, and for longer trips, there are 3 subway stations on the western boundary.
Car owners can get where they’re going in a hurry, by heading north on Bathurst or Allen Rd for the 401.
The Locals: Diverse families with a large percentage of Jewish residents.
Code of Conduct: Spending at least 30 mins in traffic on your way to work.
What You’ll Find: Great dining and shopping.
What You Won’t Find: Trendy bars.
The Homes: Bungalows, 2-storey houses, world war II homes, high-rise and mid-rise condos.
Sealing the Deal: An easy commute for drivers and public transit users.