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.

Our 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.

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

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 …

250 Lawrence – Update

As mentioned in our November posting, BPRO is confirmed as a participant in the Site Plan Working Group for 250 Lawrence Avenue West.  We’ll work with Graywood Developments, our newly …

Melrose Avenue Traffic Calming

The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services conducted a traffic study on Melrose Avenue, between Avenue Road and Elm, to evaluate the installation of speed bumps.  The traffic calming report went …

Membership – Update

We had a tremendously successful response to our official launch campaign the week of January 14th,  2019.  Over 8% of our catchment area signed up.  Thank you!  It’s validating to …

Official Launch Week

Thank you to the volunteers (your very own neighbours!) who helped colour the neighbourhood green, grey and white in January 2019, for our official launch. Volunteers: Alisa Posesorski, Ava Kitz, …

250 Lawrence

The proposed development at 250 Lawrence Avenue West was, in many ways, the catalyst for reactivation of the Bedford Park Residents Organization. Although BPRO was not official party status at …