When people talk about the biggest and fanciest homes in Toronto, they're often located on the Bridle Path. However, a swanky home doesn't always come with a guarantee of safety. In the early morning hours of Aug. 4, a Toronto man was shot outside of a Bridle Path mansion in one of the city's richest areas.
Police responded to the shooting immediately, and the victim, who is in his 20s, was transported to a hospital. The man was conscious when police arrived. Though he was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper part of his body, he is expected to survive.
When police arrived on the scene, they claimed there were between 20 to 30 people standing on the home's front lawn. There were also liquor bottles scattered around the area.
Katrina Arrogante, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, told CP24, "There's quite a number of witnesses we'd like to speak to." She also noted that police are still finding out why people were gathered there.
The home sits in one of the wealthiest areas in the entire country. According to Canadian Business, the average household net worth in 2014 in the Bridle Path was $22.27 million.
This home may have also been listed as an Airbnb back in 2017. While the original listing has been removed and the address cannot be confirmed, a Bridle Path mansion was available to Toronto visitors for $1997 a night. The mansion from the original Airbnb listing included a library, gymnasium, and a movie theatre. Police could not confirm whether the property had been rented out on the night of the shooting.
No arrests have been made and the Toronto Police don't have any suspects yet in the shooting. No descriptions of possible suspects were provided to the public. However, Arrogante told CP24, "Officers are on scene together with forensic investigation specialists to further investigate."