5 Toronto Homes for Sale With Totally Unbelievable Backyards

One of these GTA homes has a literal zipline suspended above a private spring-fed pond in its backyard — just imagine what the other four look like.

By Josh Sherman | 2 minute read

Mar 27

A surreal swimming spot at a mansion listed for sale at 45 Bayview Ridge, in Toronto’s York Mills neighbourhood.


After some warmer-than-usual winter weather, an early-spring freeze settled in here in the Greater Toronto Area. That got us here at Wahi daydreaming of the brighter days (supposedly) ahead. Since we’re housing obsessed, our minds naturally went to real estate listings. We used the Wahi app to find homes with the perfect warmer-weather amenity: a spectacular backyard. Then we mentally projected ourselves into each, where we hope to remain until the mercury rises again. Because it has to eventually. Right?


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List price: $14,750,000
3 beds, 6 baths

The intricately landscaped backyard at 872 Whittier Cres. looks like it required more stone to construct than the 7,700-square-foot, multi-million-dollar lakefront bungalow it serves. The outdoor amenity boasts terraced gardens — which cascade towards Lake Ontario below — as well as a pool, waterfall, hot tub, stone (no surprise) fireplace, and an upper and lower patio. 

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List price: $22,500,000

6 beds, 10 baths

Designed by the late (and celebrated) architect Gordon Ridgely, this French-style chateau looks like a million (or 20 million) bucks. No shade thrown at Ridgley, but the star of the show might be the bucolic backyard. A few reasons why: stone pathways winding under mature trees, an elevated terrace overlooking the timeless estate, and a large outdoor pool dramatically perched atop a hill.

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List price: $7,990,000
5 beds, 6 baths
Game, set, match: win or lose on the private backyard tennis court, there’s always a dip in the pool or hot tub to look forward to afterwards at this approximately 10,000-square-foot palatial home. If you must set foot inside, there’s a massive rec room, full home theatre, or sauna to enjoy.

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List price: $13,998,000

9 beds, 10 baths

A backyard can be a tranquil place to lose yourself in for a moment. The backyard at 140 Rebecca Crt. is so large that you might actually get lost in it — but fortunately there’s so much to do that you won’t be bored. Included in the property’s two-plus-acre grounds: a pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a gazebo, an observation deck, and a zipline stretching over a spring-fed pond that’s perfect for swimming in the summer or skating in the winter.  

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List price: $9,998,000
7 beds, 13 baths
This home’s indoor amenities are no doubt impressive, with an English pub-style bar, shuffleboard room, gym, spa, conservatory, observatory, double-level library, and more will likely tempt anyone to want to stay indoors. However, the property’s tranquil forested grounds and spectacular kidney-shaped pool — complete with waterfall treatment — should be enough to get even the most indoorsy types to venture outside.  


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Josh Sherman

Wahi Writer


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