North of Bedford Park-Nortown neighbourhood is Highway 401 and south of this neighbourhood is Briar Hill Avenue. Yonge Street is to the east, while Bathurst Street is along the western border of the neighbourhood.
The Bedford Park-Nortown neighbourhood has a high number of families with children. Compared to other GTA neighbourhoods, the working age population in this neighbourhood is very low. Unfortunately, there is not much population diversity in the Bedford Park-Nortown neighbourhood. The top non-official languages spoken here are Tagalog (Filipino) and Italian. Top ethnic origins are Jewish, English, Scottish, and Irish. The median after-tax household income of people in this neighbourhood is $76,160, which is considered very high as compared to $52,149 for the City of Toronto. The total major crime incidents in this neighbourhood are 162 per 10,000 people per year.
Fifty-six percent of the houses in the Bedford Park-Nortown neighbourhood are single-family houses. The number of semi-detached and row houses is lower than City of Toronto averages. Average home values are approximately $1,191,040, which are some of the highest home prices in the GTA, compared the average of $600,000. Residents, however, will not benefit from the lowest amount of green space in the GTA.
Shop around at Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Yonge Eglinton Centre, located 4 km away. The closest grocery store in the neighbourhood is No Frills. Walmart is located 6 km away for convenient shopping. Residents of Bedford Park-Nortown enjoy the many parks in the area, including Ledbury Park, Grey Parkette, Heart Park, Old Orchard Park, Bedford Parkette, Brookdale Park, Caribou Park, Stewart A. McGregor Parkette, Woburn Park - North York, and Cortleigh Parkette. Grab some books at Armour Heights Library, Barbara Frum Library or Northern District Library, or have a swim at the Bedford Park Community Centre, just a 2 km drive away. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is the closest hospital, 5 km away.
The nearest highway is HWY 401 which runs along the northern border of this neighbourhood; its main exits are Yonge Street, Avenue Road and Bathurst Street. Grab the subway at Lawrence Station, York Mills Station located nearby. The nearest GO station is GO Oriole, which is 7 km away.
Landmarks in Bedford Park Nor North York
The major landmarks in the neighbourhood are Don Valley Golf Course, York Mills Station, and Havergal College.
Schools and Childcare in Bedford Park Nor North York
Elementary schools in the Bedford Park-Nortown neighbourhood include Armour Heights Public School, Ledbury Park Elementary and Middle School, and St. Margaret Catholic School. The secondary school in this neighbourhood is Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School. Children will be well taken care of at Armour Heights Child Care Program, Ledbury Park Child Care Program, Avenue Road Nursery School, Gan Shalom Preschool, Forest Hill Montessori School Inc., St. Philip's Community Preschool, and Temple Sinai Nursery School.