Bridle Path is the most affluent neighborhood in Canada, with stunning mansions throughout the area it is an easily distinguished neighborhood. Often referred to as “Millionaires Row”, the multi-million dollar properties are located on lot sizes that are 2 to 4 acres large, 8,000 to 16,000 m². The average household income of $657,613 and the average house price exceeds well over one million dollars.
Bordering streets of the area include The Bridle Path on the north, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on the south, Bayview Avenue on the west and Wilket Creek on the east. Surrounding the area is the Don River Valley with lush parks and conservation. The name “Bridle Path” is in fact the name of a road in the area; however this name is generally applied to the area as a whole.
Very few roads pass through the area, which contributes to the area’s exclusive nature. The Bridle Path has been home to prominent Toronto business people, famous celebrities and established doctors. Just to name a few home owners that have owned properties here, Moses Znaimer, Celine Dion, Robert Herjavec, Conrad Black, Prince and Stanley Ho. Property value goes up in this area, as a house purchased back in year 1987 for $5.5 million is currently worth in year 2015 $27 million.
Most homes in are situation on one to six-acre lot sizes. Most residential development took place in the years of the 1930’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. The most popular styles of houses are Georgian, Greek, Italianate, Neo Gothic, Modernist, Tudor Revival and French Chateau style. These houses include luxurious features such as outdoor and indoor pools, tennis courts, greenhouses and fountains, personal gyms and home theatres. Elaborate high security systems are also common inside the house properties as well as along the streets.