Characterized by multi-million dollar mansions, built as far back as the 1930’s, Bridle Path real estate is known as “Millionaires’ Row”. The Bridle Path is the wealthiest area in Canada by household income and property value. The Don River Valley and bountiful parks surround the elite neighbourhood and provides an opulent setting. Other surrounding neighbourhoods include: Don Mills, Leaside and Lawrence Park.
Bridle Path real estate be found in diverse designs throughout the area; Greek and Tudor Revival, Colonial, Italianate, Neo-Gothic, Georgian, Modernistic and even California bungalows. What characteristic does Bridal Path real estate share? The Bridle Path neighbourhood features the greatest number of highly priced homes, $10 million dollars and over, in Toronto. Other neighbourhoods can provide larger lots, but they require farther commutes outside the city.
Shopping Centre’s such as York Mills and Bayview Village provide retail stores with everything from designer fashions, gourmet groceries, vintage wines and treats from around the world. Private childcare in the centres makes shopping more convenient. An excellent selection of high end restaurants in park like surroundings are scattered throughout the neighbourhood.
Not only do Bridle Path residents shop along Bayview Avenue but their children are educated in schools in this vicinity. There are a bevy of highly praised public, private and catholic schools near Bayview Avenue. The private Crescent School for boys stands as a landmark. Just off Bayview on Lawrence Avenue are the Toronto French School and the Glendon campus of York University. Set in a treed valley is Crestwood School where children attend summer day camps.
To the unfamiliar the neighbourhood is often misspelled “Bridal Path.” The actual name “Bridle Path” came from the elaborate maze of equestrian paths that ran in and among the estates. Progress has long since paved over the horse trails but their legacy remains in the name of this extraordinary community. Today, there are only a handful of streets weaving through Bridal Path real estate, but it is served by many trail and pathways which guide residents through parks and the neighbourhood.