Whether shopping the boutiques on Yonge Street, grabbing a coffee or simply walking your dog, there’s something for everyone in Lytton Park! Here are five ways to spend your day in this picturesque North Toronto neighbourhood:
Lush green space can be found in several areas of this serene neighbourhood. Enjoy the many natural surroundings and recreational benefits of Lytton Park year round, including Otter Creek Park’s outdoor ice rinks and the North Toronto Lawn Bowling & Croquet Club. With bowling greens, croquet fields, outdoor tennis courts and a playground, Lytton Park has a little something of everything.
2) Grab a bite.
One of the perks of being so close to Yonge Street is the proximity to great restaurants, bars and cafes. Whether you’re looking for something specific, something new or just your local Starbucks, there are countless options to choose from. In Lytton Park, you’re only a short distance away from some of the world’s best cuisines. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Yonge Street has got you covered.
3) Take a tennis lesson.
Lytton Park is home of The North Toronto Tennis Club. This local club offers daily after school programs and summer camps for kids. For adults looking to improve their backhand, the club also offers adult lessons for all levels of tennis enthusiasts. There are also inter-club teams and round robins to keep you active all year round. This family-oriented club is a great place to socialize with the community and meet new people. Becoming a better tennis player is just an added bonus.
4) Shop until you drop.
Pedestrian friendly Yonge Street is home to many popular stores and services. Pusateri’s Fine Foods is a local favourite and Sporting Life has been an institution on Yonge Street since the 1970s. You’ll also find many national brands like The Gap, Roots and Lululemon. But if you’re feeling like something a little more unique, there is no shortage of independent cafes and stores to check out.
5) Tour the local architecture.
Catch a glimpse of these old homes and manicured gardens on a sunny afternoon. Take a stroll through the neighbourhood to view these historical Georgian and Tudor style homes. Many of the houses were built in the early 1900s and still remain today. However, recently many of the houses have been totally rebuilt, transforming the neighbourhood into an interesting mix of modern and classic architecture.