Built on huge (one- to six-acre) lots, mostly between the 1930s and the 1960s, the palatial residences of this area have always been, and continue to be, an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Luxurious inside and out, these homes feature tennis courts, swimming pools, multiple garages, and more, hidden behind imposing, gated stone walls and iron fences. Not surprisingly, residences in The Bridle Path are among the most expensive homes in Toronto.
In 1929, a developer named Hubert Daniel Bull Page constructed the first house in the neighbourhood, at 2 The Bridle Path, to encourage interest in his new subdivision, which he envisioned as an exclusive enclave of estate homes, with a network of equestrian, or bridle, paths serving area residents. The bridle paths are long gone but the neighbourhood’s name remains, and The Bridle Path continues to be a highly exclusive enclave of the largest homes in the city.
Prestigious private schools, such as Crescent School (for boys) and Toronto French School (co-ed) are nearby, as is the exclusive Granite Club. Shopping, dining, and other services are available at two local retail centres: York Mills Plaza (at Bayview Ave. and York Mills Rd.) and the Shops at Don Mills (at Lawrence Ave. E. and Don Mills Rd.).
With material from Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods, by David Dunkelman
|Market Trends||Q1 2017||Q1 2016|
|Average Price DETACHED||$4,723,503||$4,031,827|
|Average Price Semi||$0||$0|
|Average Price Townhouse||$0||$0|
|Average Price Condo||$1,214,250||$1,015,464|