Bedford Park Nortown, Ledbury Park, and Avenue West

Ledbury Park is located in the southern part of the North York area, just across the border from Midtown Toronto. Its boundaries are Avenue Road to the east, Lawrence Avenue to the south, Bathurst Street to the West, and Wilson Avenue and Highway 401 to the north.

The area was settled by farmers in the 19th century. In the 1920s most of the land was purchased by real estate developers, who began to sell lots on the site. Developer H.A. Clark named a number of the new streets, such as Marmion, Deloraine, Melrose,and Falkirk after the works of Sir Walter Scott. It was not until after the Second World War that most of the area was developed. The area was filled with small post-war bungalows and became a middle class suburban area with easy access to Highway 401. The character of the neighbourhood began to change rapidly beginning in the 1990s. Ledbury Park is adjacent to Forest Hill and Lawrence Park, two of Toronto’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Ledbury Park began to be redeveloped in their image as many of the 1950s bungalows were demolished and replaced with larger, modern, custom built homes.