Wanless Park, named for John Wanless, a former Toronto alderman and educator is a popular community for families with children.
The social and recreational hub of the neighbhourood is Wanless Park itself, approximately 5 acres of green space, offering a wide variety of activities, including tennis courts, a basketball court, playground and wading pool, as well as a baseball diamond. In winter there is a floodlit skating rink.
Typical homes in the area were built mostly in the 1930's and 1940's. Most of the houses are two storey and solid brick, however there is a sprinkling of bungalows many of which have now had a second storey added or been entirely rebuilt.
The local elementary school, Bedford Park Public School, has an excellent reputation and is home to a popular Community Centre with a gymnasium and indoor pool. The George Locke Public Library at the corner of Yonge & Lawrence, offers a variety of programs for adults, children, and preschoolers.
Residents love being able to walk to the Lawrence subway station on the Yonge Street line as well as the wide range of independently owned stores and restaurants stretching along Yonge Street from Lawrence to Yonge Blvd. The local business association organizes regular events, including Village Day in the summer and an Artwalk in the fall.