Ledbury was a small farming community until the 1900’s. In the 1900’s, houses were built and the area was turning into a largely residential neighbourhood. Ledbury’s residential development was not complete until the 1950’s when the school and park were added to the neighbourhood.
Bathurst and Lawrence is one of the biggest Jewish shopping areas in the city. There is a plaza on the northeast corner with bookstores, food shops, a drug mart and a large retail store. One can find many kosher food shops and Jewish bakeries in this area. There are shopping opportunities at Bathurst and Wilson as well, with many stores and restaurants, and the Lawrence Plaza has large discount and retail stores.
For recreational needs Ledbury Park is located in the middle of the neighbourhood. It has a pool, skating rink, and playground. There is also the Armour Heights Community Centre, which has programs for all ages. The centre also has a public library inside. The Morris Winchevsky Centre is a Jewish organization that has programs for all ages, and hosts many cultural events.
Ledbury Park Elementary and Middle School
John Wanless Junior Public School
Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute
John Polanyi CI
German International School Toronto
York University-Glendon College
Wilson Avenue to the north
Avenue Road to the east
Lawrence Avenue to the south
Bathurst Street to the west