In February, 1995, a newspaper advertisement for a new condominium proclaimed The Residences of Lawrence Park to be an “… opportunity to live in one of Toronto’s most preferred mid-city residential neighbourhoods.” The first owners began moving in two years later and the project has been living up to its advertising ever since.
2727 Yonge St. is a healthy example of mixed-use development. Retail outlets at street level encourage pedestrian traffic and the building itself is set well back from the sidewalk. The east-facing units overlook the gardens of St. Hilda’s Avenue. There are 101 apartments, ranging in size between 803 and 2,656 square feet. Amenities include an indoor pool, a guest suite, visitor parking, a rooftop terrace with 3 barbeques, a party room with a kitchen and an incomparable front desk. The entire condominium is wheelchair accessible. Pets are allowed with some restrictions.
“The Residences of Lawrence Park” satisfies the first requirement of any real estate purchase: “Buy location, location and location.” A stroll down Yonge Street to Eglinton Avenue will take you past many destination shops and restaurants. Three blocks north, the shops of Yonge and Lawrence provide the same village atmosphere. The permanence of these shopping districts is underwritten by the subway stations at Eglinton and Lawrence Avenues.
The first choice of empty nesters and downsizers is usually to move within their neighbourhood. 20 years after The Residences of Lawrence Park was first advertised, there are very few alternatives for homeowners wanting to trade grass cutting and snow shoveling for the freedom offered by condominium ownership.
2727 Yonge Street will be a destination address for many years to come.