Lawrence Subway Station

Lawrence Subway Station

footprints in the snow
Lawrence Park
The Lawrence Subway station is on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).  It was opened to the public in March 1973.  There are about 20,000 people that go through the Lawrence station daily.  Situated in the affluent Toronto neighbourhood, Lawrence Park is rich with history and wealth like the Bridle Path, Forest Hill and Rosedale.  I went for a walk today through Lawrence Park and due to cold temperatures, my camera wasn’t cooperating with me, but did manage to get some fair photos. 


Walk onto residential streets
Playground
Lawrence Park was one of the first planned neighbourhoods in Toronto and it became fully developed after the Second World War.  Lawrence was named after John Lawrence who sold his portion of the park to the Dovercourt Land Building and Saving company in 1907.
Homes of Lawrence Park


Lawrence Subway is also surrounded by several other parks (Bedford Park, Alexander Muir and Lytton Park) ravines, mature trees, winding roads and quiets streets.  Home to many inherently wealthy families as well as young professionals. The houses are mostly original and were constructed between 1890 -1940.   They grace the streets in Tudor, Colonial and English Cottage designs. 

George Herbert Locke Library
From what I could tell the area is inundated with gift shops, sporting good stores, coffee shops and small restaurants.  There is a memorial library named after George Herbert Locke, born in Beamsville in 1870 and who become the chief Librarian of the Toronto Public Library.  He had developed the first library filing system after the First World War.  The library in his honor is situation at the southeast corner of Lawrence and Yonge.