Glen Park - North York, Ontario neighbourhoods and nearby communities



Glen Park is a diverse community between Lawrence and Eglinton, from Keele East to Bathurst. There is a cluster of Italian Canadians around Dufferin Street, a large Jewish orthodox community along Bathurst Street, and a cluster of rent-to-income housing near the Allen Expressway. The community adjoins Northwest General Hospital on Keel e Street.

Drivers take Bathurst and Dufferin Streets south into Toronto's downtown and waterfront and north to the suburbs. The Allen Expressway quickly connects drivers to Highway 401. TTC riders are a short walk from the Glencairn or the Lawrence West stations (Yonge-University-Spadina subway line) located on overpasses above the Allen Expressway.

Schools

The community has 2 public elementary (1 with French immersion), 3 Jewish elementary, and 5 Catholic elementary schools, a public high school, and a public library just to the south. York University is a few miles to the North via Keele & Steeles, and University of Toronto is accessible via subway. Subway Station on the Allen Expressway

Shopping

The community has a number of vibrant street retail zones, with shops along Dufferin St and Marlee Ave focusing on Italian and Chinese tastes, and shops along Bathurst on Kosher and Jewish tastes. For larger shopping, there are Lawrence Plaza (Lawrence Avenue & Bathurst Street) and the Lawrence Square Shopping Centre (Lawrence Avenue West & Allen Expressway).

Recreation

The community is dotted with parks, each with a number of sports facilities. There is a community centre with a gym and indoor bocce courts. The neighbourhood also has several baseball diamonds, children's playgrounds, tennis courts and a tennis club, an outdoor pool and an ice arena. The Columbus Centre (on Lawrence Avenue West) is a community centre with a cultural facility, an athletic facility, and art gallery focused on Italian Canadians. Just to the north is Yorkdale Shopping Centre's movie multiplex.

Homes

The oldest homes in the community are painted bungalows built in the 1940s (watch for homes with asbestos siding) . The community also has larger ranch-style, split-level, and raised bungalows, typically brick-faced and built between 1955 and 1975. Over the past decade newer homes are being built on the community's larger lots. Homes here are priced in the affordable to mid-price ranges.

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