Glen Park, Toronto
Location of Glen Park within Toronto
Glen Park is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located in the district of North York. It is bounded by Lawrence Avenue to the north, Bathurst Street to the east, a line south of Stayner Avenue to the south, and the CNR tracks to the west. Prior to the amalgamation of Metropolitan Toronto in 1998, it was part of the city of North York. It is also included as part of the larger official Yorkdale-Glen Park neighbourhood.
For the most part, Glen Park homes tend to date back to the 1950s and 1960s, when developers perfected the uniform vista of bungalows and backsplits. Glen Park is a middle-class suburban community of brick houses. Local shopping areas include Lawrence Square Shopping Centre, Lawrence Plaza, and various street shopping areas along Dufferin Street and along Marlee Avenue.
The western section of Glen Park — centered on Dufferin Street — is home to a large Italian-Canadian population. The eastern section of Glen Park (often referred to as Englemount) is a primarily Orthodox Jewish community that resides closer to Bathurst Street. While the area west of the Allen Expressway is considered to part of the administrative neighbourhood of Yorkdale-Glen Park by the City of Toronto, the area east of the Allen is along with Lawrence Manor considered part of Englemount-Lawrence.
Dufferin Street and Lawrence Avenue West are the neighbourhood's major arteries. Public transit is provided by buses along the two streets, the 109 Ranee along Marlee Avenue and within the Lawrence Heights community, 47 Lansdowne along Caledonia Road to Yorkdale subway station to the north (47B via Bridgeland and 47C via Orfus), Lawrence West subway station to the centre, and Glencairn subway station to the south.