Drake has big plans for his latest real estate purchase in the Bridle Path neighbourhood – he will build an entirely new mansion from the ground up. According to The Globe and Mail, Drake’s plans for his new home include demolishing the current mid-century home that sits on the lot and building a 21,000-sq.-ft. mansion. The quaint, single-storey home that currently resides on the property was built in 1963 by Canadian architect James A. Murray.
The home is one of the few modernist designs in the highly-esteemed Bridle Path neighbourhood. Once Drake makes his mark on the home, it will emulate the other mega-mansions that surround it.
So what exactly does Drake’s dream home look like? The plans for the two-acre lot – which have been filed with the city – include a 44-by-94-ft. basketball court, a gym, a pool, a hot tub with a large TV projector screen in front of it, a bar, a music and screening room, a spa, a tub retreat with a massage room, a ‘snack lounge,’ and an awards room. There will also be an ‘artifact room’ and a jersey museum, which will likely showcase jerseys from the team he endorses – the Raptors.
The home was purchased in September 2015 for $6.7 million, under a numbered corporation based in Nova Scotia. Drake purchased the estate for $970,000 more than the previous owner, according to Toronto Life. The sheer size of the proposed mansions violates a number of zoning restrictions, so the next step is for Drake to keep his fingers crossed and hope he gets approval from the city.