Ledbury Park, Caribou Park, Cricket Club - North York, Ontario neighbourhoods and nearby communities



These neighbourhoods lie south of Wilson (west of Yonge) and York Mills Rd (east of Yonge) between Bathurst and the West Don River valley. Ledbury was a farming area and first subdivided in the 1920 and developed as "Melrose Park" and many street names are Sir Walter Scott literary characters. The oldest homes were built along Bedford Park and Woburn Avenues, in the south of the neighbourhood and the community was fully developed by the 1950s. The neighbourhood is undergoing a transition as yuppies and young families move into this mature neighbourhood. Homes and parks are being upgraded.

Motorists in these communities have access to Highway 401 via Avenue Rd and Yonge St, and a half hour drive into downtown on Bathurst, Avenue Rd and Yonge. TTC buses running east-west along York Mills Rd and Lawrence connect to stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.

Schools

The community is served by 7 elementary schools, 2 catholic elementary schools, 4 Jewish elementary schools, 2 private schools, 2 high schools and 1 public library. York University's Graydon Campus is south on Bayview, and University of Toronto and Ryerson University are accessible via the Yonge-university-Spadina subway route.

Shopping

The community has access to many fine shops and restaurants along Avenue Road, as well as many shops along Yonge Street (bt with a lower density than further up or down Yonge). The Bathurst Street shopping district caters to the area's Jewish restaurants with kosher delis, restaurants, and shops. The nearest mall is the Yorkdale Mall on Dufferin south of Wilson.

Recreation

Ledbury Park has a reflecting pool and skating rink, an outdoor swimming pool, and a children's water play area. The community has a number of small parks and playgrounds. Golfers can enjoy the Don Valley Golf Course (public), just off Yonge Street. The Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club (private) on Wilson Avenue has tennis, squash, skating, curling, cricket, croquet, lawn bowling, aerobics, and swimming facilities. South of Lawrence is Otter Creek Park with tennis courts, recreational and nature pathways, and a winter skating rink. On or nearby Bathurst are a number of Jewish cultural facilities including the Morris Winchevsky Centre, and the modern Barbara Frum Public Library has a 150 seat auditorium.

Homes

Ledbury's older homes date back to the 1910s to the 50s and are bungalows, and are slowly being replaced by newer custom-built homes (up to 4,000 sq ft) and more affordable 2-storey detached and semi-detached homes. Homes in the Cricket Club area were built from the 1920s to 40s and are a mix of bungalows, Tudor style 2-storey, and cottage-style 2-storey, and larger Georgian-style homes. Lots are on 30 to 50 ft wide. Homes in this neighbourhood are low-medium to luxury priced.

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