Toronto is proudly known as the city of neighborhoods. With over 230 communities in the GTA, choices are abundant for every type of lifestyle. The wealthiest areas in Toronto range from the inner city to suburban and offer some of the most upscale housing in Canada.
Bridle Path-York Mills
Bridle Path is not only the wealthiest neighborhood in Toronto but in all of Canada as well. This affluent area is located in Northern Toronto and offers an easy commute to downtown by car or public transit. The homes here are so extravagant that the main street of the neighborhood is referred to as “Millionaire’s Row”. Almost every home qualifies as a mansion and sits on generous lot sizes that range from two to four acres. It’s not uncommon to see tennis courts and swimming pools in each backyard. There’s great high-end shopping to enjoy, including the luxurious York Mills Shopping Centre. The area is home to notable people like Celine Dion, Conrad Black, and Prince. It’s a beautifully well-kept area with lots of outdoor space to enjoy, whether it be at Glendon Forest, Edward Gardens, or Sunnybrook Park.
Morrison is located in the popular Toronto suburb of Oakville. It’s one of Oakville’s most sought area neighborhoods and is home to some of the largest property lots around. Lots ranging from half an acre to more are highly common. The homes in Morrison are highly luxurious, many of which are custom-built for the residents. It’s a peaceful, highly residential area perfect for daily walks. Residents enjoy walking along the waterfront trail, which continues from the Lakeshore area of Toronto. Although it’s a residential area with little commercial activity, there are lots of closeby amenities in the surrounding Oakville area.
Lawrence Park South
In 2011, Lawrence Park South was ranked as Canada’s wealthiest neighbourhood, and is one of Toronto’s most exclusive areas to live in due to high real estate prices and a gated atmosphere. The most attractive quality of the area is the curb appeal, with rolling hills, beautiful gardens, and lush greenery. The homes here were typically built between 1910 and 1940, but have recently been mixed with new housing. The older homes are usually extravagantly large with a unique architectural style like Tudor Revival and Colonial. In order to maintain a tranquil, residential quality to the neighborhood, all of the commercial businesses were placed in their own area. This area offers high fashion boutiques at the Lawrence Park Shopping Centre and fine dining restaurants like North 44. Many upscale institutions function here like The Granite Club for athletics, Toronto French School, and Crescent School.
The Rosedale-Moore Park area is one of Toronto’s oldest and well established suburbs. For over 100 years, Toronto’s most prominent residents have enjoyed the high quality of life offered here, including famous Group of Seven member Tom Thompson. While most Toronto neighborhoods follow the city’s grid system, the roads in Rosedale-Moore Park follow the natural topography. The result are winding roads that reduce traffic and keep the neighborhood very peaceful. The mansions here have the most high class, old world feel that you’ll find in the city. Many of which are made of beautiful old stone and wrapped in vines and greenery. Due to property values falling in the 1950’s, a portion of the neighborhood was replaced with apartment buildings, which have not all been rebuilt into luxury condos. You’ll find some of the most charming city parks here, including Rosedale Park.