Considering that Toronto is ~somewhat~ of a film hub in Canada, there is surprisingly little celebrity action that goes on here…or so it seems. Because they’re able to slide under the radar, many of us don’t realize that a ton of celebrities have owned or currently own homes in our city.
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We already know about Drake and the Weeknd who make their connection to the 6ix pretty obvious. But you might not have known that Elton John owns property in Scarborough, or that Mark Wahlberg has a condo in Yorkville.
Here are 9 celebrities who have lived, currently live, or own property in the GTA. The answers might surprise you!
In 2013, Mark Wahlberg purchased a 4,600-square-foot penthouse in Yorkville. The property is at 36 Hazelton, and reportedly cost a cool $12 million.
Emily Haines of Metric
The lead singer of Metric was raised around Ontario and still calls Toronto home to this day.
Though the former pop icon is no longer with us, back in the early 2000s Prince called Toronto’s Bridle Path home. The insane mansion had six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a chef-inspired kitchen, tennis court, pool, heated cabana and even a purple room! The house was recently placed on the market for $12,788,000.
The Toronto-born DJ may have recently sold his Toronto condo, but he still kept extremely close to home. You can catch DeadMau5 enjoying downtime at his new $5 million estate located in Campbellville, Ontario.
Guillermo del Toro
The Globe and Mail revealed in 2014 that the talented director currently resides in Toronto. It’s rumoured that his house is somewhere in the east end of the city.
Though she’s a bonafide A-lister, Rachel McAdams has stayed true to her Toronto roots. Most recently, the Doctor Strange actress was known to be living in the Annex, but rumour has it she has now moved to another part of the city.
Though the Canadian actor is a born-and-raised Montrealler, Jay Baruchel made the move to the 6ix in 2015 and hasn’t looked back since.
For years, rumours have circulated that Elton John owned property just outside of Toronto. Considering his partner is Canadian, it wouldn’t come as a surprise. Recent evidence has led people to believe that a particularly large home on Bloomington Road in Scarborough is the one, but unfortunately, we can’t be sure.