Who We Are

The Bedford Park Residents Organization (BPRO) is a non-profit organization run by enthusiastic volunteers who live in the neighbourhood. We seek to promote and protect the local community of Bedford Park. A new Board of Directors was formed in the summer of 2018, and other volunteers have become involved for specific initiatives.

These are interesting times. The provincial government reduced Toronto City Council by half, which doubles the importance of citizen activity at the community level. Acting together, we can have a significant impact on the things that matter most to us. We will act effectively despite the increasingly complex political and regulatory environment.

Where We Are


Our borders run from Avenue Road to Yonge Street, and Lawrence Avenue north to, but not including, Brooke Avenue.
If you live within this area, we encourage you to get involved.

BPRO History

The Bedford Park Residents Organization was founded in 1999 to provide a community voice regarding area re-development. The group became inactive a number of years ago.

In the summer of 2018, BPRO was reactivated in response to the proposed re-development of 250 Lawrence Avenue West, and to prepare for any future projects that may affect our area, particularly along Avenue Road, Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue.

On Yonge Street, between Wanless and Ranleigh, 1928. Photo, Toronto Public Library Digital Archives.

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A Few Facts about Bedford Park

3,736
Homes in the BPRO Area
$ 176,139
Average Household Income
$ 1,637,114
Average Home Value

Initiatives

Avenue Road & Lawrence

A drawing, courtesy of First Capital, of the northeast corner of Avenue Road and Lawrence.  The pink area shows all the land now owned by First Capital.  The site includes …

Avenue Road & Lawrence

More development is coming our way. This is why BPRO was so concerned with 250 Lawrence, because we knew it would set a precedent for development on the corner. First …

250 Lawrence – Update

BPRO has voiced our current concerns at the Site Working Group meetings, and has been working in tandem with our Councillor, Mike Colle, on the following issues: To deny lane …

250 Lawrence – Update

Following participation in a City-led site plan working group, we are extremely disappointed to learn that certain deliverables discussed and promised at the LPAT hearing are not happening. The Douglas Greenbelt …

250 Lawrence – Update

BPRO continues to monitor the initiation of the Site Plan Working Group. This group will be involved in the next stages of planning and will include BPRO representation. We’d like to …

1507 Avenue Road

Many will have noticed renovations taking place to the old Mac’s convenience store at the northeast corner of Avenue Road and Lawrence. The Bedford Park Residents Organization (BPRO) recently participated …