Uptown Toronto is an area in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is considered to be north of Midtown Toronto. Unclear on where Uptown actually begins, it is either north of Lawrence Avenue, or Eglinton, depending on who you ask.
Before the nineteenth century, the area was centred on Bloor Street around the University of Toronto. As the city and the university grew, it became known as Uptown, but the term has gradually shifted north. You can see this history in the many preserved institutions, such as the Uptown Residences, a condo on the site of the former Uptown Theatre.
Now, the area most often refers to the northern portion of the old city of Toronto stretching from St. Clair Avenue to Lawrence Avenue. There is no official city of Toronto definition for Uptown, but the Uptown Yonge Business Improvement area spans from Eglinton to Lawrence.
Notable Uptown areas include The Davisville neighbourhood, which is a up and coming locale for singles, and young families, who enjoy the many bars, restaurants and movie theatres.
To the east is Lawrence Park, which is one of Toronto’s most wealthy residential neighbourhoods. It is a beautiful area with rolling hills, winding roads and a lush treelined streets.
Another exclusive area in Uptown is Chaplin Estates, which enjoys excellent schools, shopping, parks and playgrounds.