Neighbourhoods
Bedford Park-Nortown

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A charming, family-friendly neighbourhood with a mix of older and modern homes.

Property Pulse

Homes in Bedford Park-Nortown are mostly single-detached houses, some with extensive renovations.

Community Canvas

Many highly educated professionals, plus families with young children.

What You'll Love

Many park and recreation options from golf to skating to dog parks, and a vibrant retail area on Avenue Road.

Have a look around Bedford Park-Nortown.

Bedford Park-Nortown has a consistent population, is higher income, and is popular with highly educated people, families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, families with teens, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Bedford Park-Nortown was conceived as a middle class housing development on the northern boundary of the city, with mid-sized detached and semi-detached homes. The original homes in the area were constructed between 1890 and 1940. Many of the original homes still stand, with a number having undergone extensive renovations. A portion of the original homes in the neighbourhood have been torn down and replaced with larger, more modern homes. Avenue Road is home to many retail stores and businesses.

People & Families in Bedford Park-Nortown

Families with kids make up 47% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 28% of households are one person living alone. People in Bedford Park-Nortown come from 122 different ethnic origins, and 33% are first-generation immigrants, while 30% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

8,600

Neighbourhood Population

23,236

Household Size

  • 1 person - 27%
  • 2 persons - 28%
  • 3 persons - 13%
  • 4 persons - 17%
  • 5 or more persons - 12%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 27%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 46%
  • Couples without children - 22%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 23%
  • 2 children - 28%
  • 3 or more children - 15%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 19%
  • 15 to 64 years - 63%
  • 65 years and over - 17%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 19%
  • Polish - 17%
  • English - 14%
  • Russian - 12%
  • Scottish - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 7%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 23%
  • 55 to 64 years - 21%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 9%
  • 85 years and over - 5%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 7%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 9%
  • 30 to 39 years - 9%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 14%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 8%

Bedford Park-Nortown Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 11 public schools, 7 Catholic schools, 10 private schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving Bedford Park-Nortown. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, All-Female, All-Male, Jewish, International Baccalaureate, Montessori, Advanced Placement, and Gifted/Talented Program.

Public Schools

11

Catholic Schools

7

Private Schools

10

Having Fun in Bedford Park-Nortown

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, dog parks, and skating. There are 9 parks in this neighbourhood, with 18 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

9

Number of Recreation Facilities

18

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 7
  • Dog Parks - 2
  • Pool - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Golf Course - 1
  • Trail - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Bedford Park-Nortown

There are 135 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Yorkdale Station. In Bedford Park-Nortown, there are mostly vehicle commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 83%
  • Commute to another city - 15%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 65%
  • Transit - 25%
  • Walk/bike - 5%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 32%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 31%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 12%
  • 60 minutes and over - 7%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 16%

Work and Education in Bedford Park-Nortown

Bedford Park-Nortown is popular with highly educated people, with 65% of adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher and 83% having any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 10%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 4%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 4%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 7%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 8%
  • $200,000 and over - 34%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 21%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 19%
  • Sales and service occupations - 18%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 17%
  • Health care and social assistance - 13%
  • Finance and insurance - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 60% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 3% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 36% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Bedford Park-Nortown Homes

In Bedford Park-Nortown, there are a mix of home types. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 35% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 11% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 55%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 3%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 14%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 23%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 13%
  • Not condominium - 86%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 18%
  • 2 bedrooms - 23%
  • 3 bedrooms - 16%
  • No bedrooms - 1%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 41%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 19%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 9%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 15%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 7%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 7%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 6%
  • 1960 or before - 34%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 70%
  • Renter - 29%

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