Below the 401 and between two ravines, two neighbourhoods intersect where imaginations of Toronto homeowners as two kings of Toronto real estate. Bridle Path and York Mills are two of the best neighbourhoods you’ll find anywhere in Toronto, and they both offer something a little different. York Mills has that classic Toronto suburb way of life, whereas Bridle Path is a millionaire playground full of massive mansions with quick access to Sunnybrook, one of the top health centers not just in Canada but in the entire world. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover so we’re going to give each one of these neighbourhoods its own section below. Read more
More About Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills
These three neighbourhoods offer three distinct options for Toronto home buyers and make up one of the most popular locations for residents. We’ll look at each sub-neighbourhood to get a better sense of what this area is all about.
Bridle Path Real Estate
There’s probably more wealth and splendour concentrated in this neighbourhood than in any other in Toronto. Bridle Path was only ever going to be a neighbourhood for celebrities and business elites. It was designed that way back in the ‘30s, and the grandeur of the area has only increased with residents like Prince and Drake calling Bridle Path home. Every home here is spectacular and sits on at least one acre of land if not two. Homes in Bridle Path are designed to make an architectural statement.
You might be thinking that there’s no way any house in Bridle Path could ever go for sale, but you’d be surprised. You can find a decent amount of homes for sale in Bridle Path, and they usually start off listing at around $6,000,000, though you can find homes for sale for as much as $45,000,000. You’d be hard-pressed to find a home for sale with anything less than six bedrooms and just as many bathrooms. Go on Google Earth and find Bridle Path. Looking down from above, you’ll see that every house has either a backyard pool, a tennis court, or both. You’ll see that every house has plenty of yard space and trees grow up between each house, offering plenty of privacy.
York Mills Real Estate
York Mills is the low-key alternative to Bridle Path. To the northwest of Bridle Path, York Mills offers a more accessible street plan, easier access to daily amenities, and more school options. This is your classic Toronto neighbourhood but in a very convenient area. With nice parks, quick access to the 401, and plenty of great schools to choose from, York Mills is the family option for upper-end housing in Toronto.
Homes for sale in York Mills range from $2,000,000 to $6,000,000, and they earn that higher-than-average price tag. York Mills has an interesting mix of single-storey 1960s brick bungalows sitting alongside modern two-storey detached homes with big garages and high ceilings. There’s a little bit of everything here for everyone’s taste.
One of the nicest things about York Mills is that it’s not a new development. This neighbourhood has already grown into itself and matured. You’re not going to see treeless, artificial-looking front yards. The asphalt is worn in, the homes are lived in, and every street has a story. The homes for sale in York Mills are selling more than a place to live in, but a place to live from. York Mills is a great home base to get to know the rest of Toronto. Let’s explain what we mean by this.
Living in Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills
Toronto real estate has clustered these neighborhoods together but living in each one is going to be a different experience. Sunnybrook’s plethora of community activities is going to provide a different view of Toronto than the suburban-esque cluster of York Mills and is completely different than the posh Bridle Path.
Living in Bridle Path
As you might imagine, living in Bridle Path is a lot different than any other part of Toronto. In terms of commuting or amenities, this is not a walkable neighbourhood. You’re not supposed to be able to just walk into Bridle Path. The homes here are set off from the rest of the city. Bridle Path practically has a moat in the form of two ravines surrounding the neighbourhood from the east, south, and west. In short, if you need to go somewhere, you’ll need to drive, and if you live here, chances are good you’re going to be driven.
Distance to Toronto Amenities from Bridle Path
- 5 minutes to the closest shopping mall
- 7 minutes to the nearest hospital
- 9 minutes to TTC Station
- 7 minutes to the closest highway
- 25 minutes to Toronto Pearson Int. Airport
Living in York Mills
In York Mills, you’re never more than a five-minute drive from 401. From the 401, you can get just about anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area without going through a million red lights along the way. Head over to any of the nearby ravine lands, and you’ll find beautiful golf courses. The streets are quiet and calm, perfect for getting that evening walk or early morning run-in, and with downtown thirty minutes away, you’re guaranteed plenty of space between you and all the noise of the city centre.
Distance to Toronto Amenities from York Mills
- 4 minutes to the closest shopping mall
- 8 minutes to the nearest hospital
- 3 minutes to TTC Station
- 3 minutes to the closest highway
- 20 minutes to Toronto Pearson Int. Airport
Living In Sunnybrook
A little bit about Sunnybrook. This is one of the more interesting areas in Toronto. Sunnybrook isn’t a neighbourhood; it’s a healthcare city within a city. Formally called The Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the healthcare here is the best you’ll find in Toronto if not all of Canada. With the largest trauma centre in Canada and a reputation for expanding the frontiers of surgery, living next to this health centre is a major boon to any resident of York Mills or Bridle Path. Sunnybrook is located adjacent to Bridle Path.
Schools in Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills
You’ll want to examine the real estate listing data sheets to make sure what school districts are zone for. The area from York Mills to the edge of Bridle Path is more than one district.
Schools in Bridle Path
- St. Bonaventure Catholic School (elementary)
- Park Lane Public school (elementary)
Schools in York Mills
- Dunlace Public School
- Harrison Public School
- Owen Public School
- St. Andrew’s Middle School