THE BRIDLE PATH
Even if you have never visited Toronto, you are most likely familiar with the citys Bridle Path area. The Bridle Path is the wealthiest and most expensive neighbourhood in Toronto, often referred to as Millionaires Row. The Bridle Path is in fact that name of the most popular road in that area, the term generally applies to the affluent surrounding neighbourhood has a whole. Based on the reputation the Bridle Path has nowadays, you would never know that it was little more than farmland until 1929, when it was first considered for development. It was then, Forsey Page, a land developer, envisioned Bridle Path as an exclusive enclave of estate homes. The Bridle Path is bordered on the south and east by parkland, Bayview Avenue marks the western end and the Bridle Path is the northern edge. This is the neighbourhood that is home to some of the finest real estate in the city.
The Bridle Path is known to be a very serene and peaceful neighbourhood. The lots are large and the homes tend to be set quite far back from the road; which offers a multitude of privacy. It is mainly characterized by large multi-million dollar mansions on two to four acre lots. The streets are actually quite wide, due to the network of equestrian bridle paths that were originally supposed to be a part of the area. This is another characteristic that is unique to this area of real estate. Though, this is beautiful area to walk through, pedestrians are far and few.
Though the area is full of parklands and sprawling lots, there are several bus routes in the area. The Bayview Avenue bus connects passengers to the Davisville station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and also provides commuters with a connecting route to the Lawrence Avenue subway station. Motorists can make their way down Bayview and Leslie as well as actually through The Bridle Path and Park Lane circle. Residents can get directly downtown to Torontos business and entertainment districts in approximately twenty minutes from nearby roadways including Mount Pleasant and Yonge Street. The Highway 401 on-ramp off Bayview and the Don Valley Parkway on-ramp off Lawrence Avenue are both approximately a five minute drive from here.
The Bridle Path is home to prestigious private schools, such as Crescent School, Toronto French School and University Glendon Campus are nearby as well as the ultra-exclusive Granite Club. Shopping, dining and other services are available at two local retail centres:
York Mills Plaza (Bayview Ave. and York Mills Rd)
Shops at Don Mills (Lawrence Ave E and Don Mill Rd)
Sunnybrook Park and Edwards Gardens are both partially located within the Bridle Path; with the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre near the southern edge.
The real jaw droppers of the area are concentrated near the southern most end of the Bridle Path overlooking Edwards Gardens. The real estate alone on this end is worth an average north of $16 million. Although that figure conceals the real wealth, there are more modest sized homes than over-the-top estates. Though developed in the 1930s, The Bridle Path is still a very young neighbourhood in terms of residents. 32 percent of residents are 24 years or younger while only 15 percent is over 65. The residents tend to be high earning with 57 percent of households earning over $125,000 or higher after tax. Luxurious inside and out, these homes feature tennis courts, swimming pools and sprawling gardens, hidden behind imposing, gated stone walls and iron fences. The Bridle Path is home to prominent international residents from celebrities, doctors and engineers to say the least. Even with its modern upgrades and relatively young population, The Bridle Path still retains much of the natural grandeur of its rich equestrian heritage.
8.4St Bonaventure Elementary1.271 km
8.1Rippleton Public School Grades JK-061.56 km
9.5Blythwood Junior Public School Grades JK-061.845 km
9.6Denlow Public School Grades JK-061.847 km
* School ratings provided by School Report Cards by the Fraser Institute (2014)
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- 190 Total Households
- 358 Total Population
- 45 Average Age
- $96.5k Average Household Income
- Marital Status
Married (and not separated) 53.07%
Single (never legally married) 27.93%
Living common law 2.79%
- Top Religions
- Alexandra Park
- Baby Point
- Bathurst Manor
- Bathurst Quay
- Bay Street Corridor
- Bayview Village
- Bayview Woods - Steeles
- Bedford Park
- Bennington Heights
- Birch Cliff
- Black Creek
- Bloor West Village
- Bracondale Hill
- Briar Hill - Belgravia
- Bridle Path
- Broadview North
- Brockton Village
- Brookhaven - Amesbury