The Bridle Path
Referred to as millionaire’s row, The Bridle Path is an extremely exclusive neighbourhood and home to those who spare no luxuries when it comes to their elaborate estates. Early plans for the neighbourhood called for an elaborate system of equestrian bridle paths which have since been paved over, but the legacy remains in the name of this affluent neighbourhood.
The homes in Bridle Path are the epitome of extravagant. The largest homes are located between Post Road and Park Lane Circle. Many of the homes are situated on 6-acre lots with stone and cast-iron gateways and elaborate security systems. The estates were built mostly in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s. Because of the various times they were built, there is a mix of eclectic architectural styles from Georgian, Colonial, Greek, Tudor Revival, Italianate, Neo-Gothic, to California bungalow and futuristic modernist. Pools, tennis courts, gazebos and cabanas, greenhouses and waterfalls, grace these properties. Interiors are finished with gold fixtures, marble floors, saunas, personal gyms and home theatres.
Those who reside in Bridle Path do their socializing along Bayview Avenue, which includes the private membership Granite Club, a place for individuals, couples and families to socialize and take part in recreational activities. The private and renowned Crescent School for Boys and the Toronto French School are also part of the Bridle Path neighbourhood. Edwards Garden is home to Toronto’s Botanical Garden, which is one of Canada’s finest public gardens.