There are never enough hours in the day, which is why having quick and easy access to amenities is so appreciated. When you can pop out quickly to pick up your necessities or wander out on a whim for a spontaneous meal or drinks out, life is carefree and more enjoyable. That’s why location matters so much.
Can you imagine being able to walk to do your errands? You have your choice of grocers within walking distance, including Loblaws, Metro and George’s Independent City Market. Also within walking distance are Shopper’s, Rexall and the LCBO. You can pick up a special dessert or fresh bread at Bobbette & Bell Artisanal Pastries You’ll be done errands in no time.
Taking the night off from cooking? You’ve got tons of great options to eat out (or takeout) within walking distance. Savour classic Italian fare on the patio at Parmigiano Trattoria. Roadhouse style-food is available at Gabby’s. Try Southern style BBQ at Stack. Grab great coffee at Aroma Espresso Bar. Looking for something fun and different when we can linger and laugh in bars and restaurants? How about drinks and board games at For the Win Café and Bar? Stop by the Uptown Pub for a pint.
Another must-have for urbanites is easy access to public transit. Buses flow regularly on Yonge and on Lawrence Ave.
It is a well-known fact that spending time outside, especially in green spaces, contributes to good mental and physical health. Fresh air and exercise are right beyond your front door, with lots of area parks to choose from.
Families will love Wanless Park with its sports courts, wading pool and fields. It is a popular spot for day camps in the summer. Teddington Park and the Rosedale Golf Club are also close by. Lawrence Park and Ravine is huge and has so much to offer, including hiking trails, outdoor gym, playground and is also home to the Lawrence Park Tennis Club and Lawrence Park Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club.
The Locke Branch of the Toronto Public Library is just down the road- a great rainy-day destination for the family.
One of the best asset-boosting amenities is proximity to good schools. This is a feature that will pique the interest of future buyers, which will help your investment to grow in value. The schools surrounding 55 Glenforest Rd. are reputable. The prestigious Toronto French school is in the neighbourhood. For JK-Gr 6 there is John Ross Robertson Junior Public School that offers dual track French Immersion. Head to Glenview Public School Gr 7-Gr 8. It’s noted for a very strong physical education program. For high school, there is Lawrence Park CI. right up the road.